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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 endpoints and query history.
SQL endpoint: A connection to a set of internal data objects on which you run SQL queries.
External data source: A connection to a set of external data objects on which you run SQL queries.
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.