Generally available: Serverless SQL for Azure Databricks
Published date: 03 May, 2023
Serverless SQL for Azure Databricks is now generally available and will be enabled for your eligible workspaces between now and the end of May. This feature provides instant elastic compute to users for their BI and SQL workloads, with minimal management required and capacity optimizations that can lower overall costs. You only pay for Serverless SQL when users start running reports or queries. A Serverless SQL warehouse includes compute cost. Serverless SQL is built for modern business analysts who work on their own schedules and want instant compute available to process queries without waiting for clusters to start up or scale out.
Organizations with business analysts who want to analyze data in a data lake with their favorite BI tools, including Power BI, will benefit from this capability. This makes it easier for organizations to expand lakehouse adoption to business analysts who need access to rich, real-time datasets with a simple and performant solution.