November 2022

These features and Databricks platform improvements were released in November 2022.

Note

Releases are staged. Your Databricks account might not be updated until a week or more after the initial release date.

Enhanced notifications for your Databricks jobs (Public Preview)

November 30 - Dec 7, 2022

You can now send notifications for important job run events using webhooks or native Slack notifications. This feature adds to the existing email notification support for job run events. For more information, see Notifications.

Databricks Runtime 12.0 (Beta)

November 28, 2022

Databricks Runtime 12.0 is now available as a Beta release.

See Databricks Runtime 12.0 (Beta) and Databricks Runtime 12.0 for Machine Learning (Beta).

Upload data UI can now be disabled via admin settings

November 17, 2022

The workspace administrator setting to disable the upload data UI now applies to the new upload data UI as well as the legacy DBFS file upload UI.

Partner Connect support for Unity Catalog is GA

November 14, 2022

You can now connect select partner solutions to data managed by Unity Catalog using Partner Connect. For a list of supported partners, see Databricks Partner Connect partners.

Work with large repositories with Sparse Checkout

November 14, 2022

Sparse Checkout support in Repos allows you to clone and work with only a subset of the remote repositories’s directories in Databricks. This is especially useful if you are working with a monorepo or your repository’s size is beyond the Databricks supported limits. For more information, see Configure Sparse checkout mode in Repos.

Databricks Terraform provider updated to versions 1.6.3 and 1.6.4

November 7-9, 2022

Versions 1.6.3 and 1.6.4 add the warehouse_type parameter to the databricks_sql_endpoint resource to support additional Databricks SQL warehouse types, and more. For details, see the changelogs for versions 1.6.3 and 1.6.4.

Specify a cloud storage location for Unity Catalog managed tables at the catalog and schema levels

November 18, 2022

Unity Catalog now lets you specify a cloud storage location for managed tables at the catalog and schema levels using Data Explorer. You’ll be able to do the same using SQL statements soon. See Create a catalog and Create a schema.

Access recent objects from the search field in the top bar of your workspace

November 8-14, 2022

When you click the Search field in the top bar of your Databricks workspace, your recent files, notebooks, queries, alerts, and dashboards are now listed under Recents, sorted by the last opened date. Recent objects in the list are filtered to match your search criteria. For more information, see Access the search dialog.

Upload data UI now supports multiple files

November 8, 2022

You can now use the upload data UI to load up to 10 files into a Delta table simultaneously. See Upload data to Databricks.

Upload data UI now supports overwrite

November 8, 2022

You can now use the upload data UI to create or overwrite managed Delta tables. See Upload data to Databricks.

Search for jobs by name with the Jobs API 2.1

November 3, 2022

You can now filter by job name with the List all jobs operation (GET /jobs/list) in the Jobs API.

Databricks Terraform provider updated to version 1.6.2

November 2, 2022

Version 1.6.2 adds runtime_engine to the databricks_cluster resource, validation for path in the databricks_repo resource, auto-detection of AWS CodeCommit URLs in the databricks_repo resource, and much more. For details, see the changelog.

Search for tables in Unity Catalog is GA

November 1, 2022

You can now search for tables that are registered in Unity Catalog using the search dialog located at the top of every page in the Databricks workspace UI. You can search on table names, table comments, column names, and column comments. Only tables that you have permission to see appear in search results. There is no longer a separate table search feature in Data Explorer.

For details, see Search for workspace assets.