Public preview: Serverless SQL for Azure Databricks
Published date: 08 August, 2022
Serverless SQL for Azure Databricks, a new capability for Azure Databricks SQL, provides instant compute to users for their BI and SQL workloads, with minimal management required and capacity optimizations that can lower overall cost. You only pay for Serverless SQL when users start running reports or queries.
Serverless SQL was built for the modern business analyst who works on their own schedules and wants instant compute available to process their queries without waiting for clusters to start up or scale out. Organizations with business analysts who want to analyze data in the data lake with their favorite BI tools, including Power BI, will benefit from this capability. This makes it easier for organizations to expand adoption of the lakehouse for business analysts who are looking to access the rich, real-time datasets of the lakehouse with a simple and performant solution.