One of the biggest cheers of the keynote was that Delta is being fully open sourced! Databricks continue to share their incredible work to help drive our industry forward. Delta already has wide adoption, but with the open sourced version now being levelled up to the same standard as the ‘proprietary’ one, this should help cement it as the default choice for lake-based storage.
There were some announcements of things to come with Delta too, such as a optimised deletes and updates by removing single rows instead of having to completely rewrite the file. It’ll be really interesting to see how this works, and just how much it boosts performance.
Read on for more notes on several big announcements.