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Serverless Compute for Databricks SQL

Nikhil Jethava and Shankar Sivadasan make an announcement:

We are excited to announce the preview of Serverless compute for Databricks SQL (DBSQL) onĀ Azure Databricks. DBSQL Serverless makes it easy to get started with data warehousing on the lakehouse. Serverless compute for DBSQL helps address challenges customers face with cluster startup time, capacity management, and infrastructure costs:

Click through for more details and a short video. Azure Synapse Analytics and Databricks are definitely going head-to-head in the modern data warehousing space and I’m fine with that—hopefully it makes both products better as a result.