March 2022

These features and Databricks platform improvements were released in March 2022.

Note

Releases are staged. Your Databricks account may not be updated until a week or more after the initial release date.

Better performance and cost for your Delta Live Tables pipelines with Databricks Enhanced Autoscaling

March 31, 2022

Databricks Enhanced Autoscaling improves the existing cluster autoscaling functionality by adding streaming workload optimizations and improved support for batch workloads. Enhanced Autoscaling improvements provide more efficient cluster utilization, reduced resource usage, and lower cost. See What is Enhanced Autoscaling?.

Customer-managed VPC is Public Preview

March 31, 2022

By default, your Databricks workspace compute resources such as Databricks Runtime clusters are created within a GKE cluster within a Google Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network. Databricks creates and configures this VPC in your Google Cloud account.

You can now choose to create your Databricks workspaces in an existing customer-managed VPC that you create in your Google Cloud account. See Configure a customer-managed VPC. This feature is available in Public Preview and requires that your account is on the Premium plan.

Files in Repos enabled by default in new workspaces

March 30, 2022

The Files in Repos feature is now enabled by default in newly created workspaces.

Databricks Feature Store is generally available

March 22, 2022

Databricks Feature Store is generally available. Databricks Feature Store enables feature sharing and discovery across your organization and also ensures consistent feature computation code for model training and inference.

Share an experiment from the experiment page

March 21-28, 2022: Version 3.68

The Permissions button on the MLflow experiment page has been renamed Share. The dialog now includes a shareable link to the experiment. See Change permissions for experiment.

RStudio Workbench bug fix

March 21-28, 2022: Version 3.68

The latest RStudio Workbench depends on cookies when you use a license file. These cookies were not allowlisted for proxying. This issue has been fixed.

New workspace language options

March 21, 2022

Workspaces are now available in the following languages:

  • Español

  • Português (Brasil)

Databricks Runtime 10.4 LTS and 10.4 LTS ML are GA; 10.4 Photon is Public Preview

March 18, 2022

Databricks Runtime 10.4 LTS and Databricks Runtime 10.4 LTS ML are now generally available. Databricks Runtime 10.4 Photon is in Public Preview.

Note

LTS means this version is under long-term support. See Databricks Runtime LTS version lifecycle.

See Databricks Runtime 10.4 LTS and Databricks Runtime 10.4 LTS for Machine Learning.

Enhanced access control for Delta Live Tables pipelines

March 9, 2022

You now have more control over access to your Delta Live Tables pipelines, including the owner of a pipeline, who can view or manage the pipeline, and who can run the pipeline. See Delta Live Tables access control.

Test Delta Live Tables preview functionality with the new channel setting (Public Preview)

March 7-March 14, 2022: Version 3.67

You can test upcoming features in your Delta Live Tables pipelines with the new channel setting. To test your pipeline with upcoming features, set channel to preview. To switch back to the current release, set channel to current.

Improved error handling for Delta Live Tables Python functions (Public Preview)

March 7-March 14, 2022: Version 3.67

This release adds type checking to validate that Delta Live Tables Python functions use the string data type when setting names and values for table properties. Previously, setting table properties using non-string values could cause your pipeline to fail without an error message indicating the underlying cause.

Improvements to Databricks Repos

March 7-14, 2022: Version 3.67

The following improvements have been made to Databricks Repos.

  • Text search and replace in files in repos. The file editor now has File and Edit menus that provide search, replace, and replace all functionality.

  • Previously, Databricks recommended that the total number of notebooks and files in a repo not exceed 2000. That limit has been increased to 5000.

Audit logging for cluster policy changes

March 7-14, 2022: Version 3.67

When audit logging is enabled, an audit event is now logged when you create, update, or delete a cluster policy, or when you update user permissions for a cluster policy. For more information, see Audit log reference.

Databricks Runtime 10.4 (Beta)

March 4, 2022

Databricks Runtime 10.4, 10.4 Photon, and 10.4 ML are now available as Beta releases.

See the full release notes at Databricks Runtime 10.4 LTS and Databricks Runtime 10.4 LTS for Machine Learning.