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This article introduces the set of fundamental concepts you need to understand in order to use Databricks SQL Analytics effectively.
This section describes the interfaces that Databricks supports for accessing your Databricks SQL Analytics assets: UI and API.
UI: A graphical interface to dashboards and queries, SQL endpoints, query history, and alerts.
REST API An interface that allows you to automate tasks on SQL Analytics objects.
Visualization: A graphical presentation of the result of running a query.
Dashboard: A presentation of query visualizations and commentary.
Alert: A notification that a field returned by a query has reached a threshold.
This section describes concepts that you need to know to run SQL queries in Databricks SQL Analytics.
Query: A valid SQL statement.
SQL endpoint: A computation resource on which you execute SQL queries.
Query history: A list of executed queries and their performance characteristics.