Databricks SQL concepts
This article introduces the set of fundamental concepts you need to understand in order to use Databricks SQL effectively.
This section describes the interfaces that Databricks supports for accessing your Databricks SQL assets: UI and API.
UI: A graphical interface to the workspace browser, dashboards and queries, SQL warehouses, query history, and alerts.
REST API An interface that allows you to automate tasks on Databricks SQL 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.
Query: A valid SQL statement.
SQL warehouse: A compute resource on which you execute SQL queries.
Query history: A list of executed queries and their performance characteristics.