What’s coming?

Learn about upcoming Databricks releases.

JDK8 and JDK11 will be unsupported

Databricks plans to remove JDK 8 and JDK 11 support with the next Databricks Runtime version, when Spark 4.0 releases.

Personal compute policy available on all workspaces

Personal Compute is a Databricks-managed default cluster policy that will soon be available on all Databricks workspaces. The policy allows all workspace users to easily create single-machine compute resources for their individual use so they can start running workloads immediately, minimizing compute management overhead.

New charts and chart improvements

Databricks plans to add new charts to the SQL editor, SQL dashboards, and notebooks. This change will bring faster chart rendering performance, improved colors, and faster interactivity. See New chart visualizations in Databricks

Favorites functionality

Databricks plans to enable favorites functionality in the workspace. You’ll be able to save content such as notebooks, dashboards, experiments, and queries to a list of favorites, and then access your favorites from the homepage.

sqlite-jdbc upgrade

Databricks Runtime plans to upgrade the sqlite-jdbc version from to in all Databricks Runtime maintenance releases. The APIs of version are not fully compatible with Confirm your methods and return type use version

If you are using sqlite-jdbc in your code, check the sqlite-jdbc compatibility report.

Migration of all Databricks SQL content to the workspace browser

Starting on July 10, 2023, Databricks will force-migrate all Databricks SQL content (dashboards, queries, alerts) to the workspace browser. Visit My Queries, My Alerts, and My Dashboards and look for any un-migrated queries, alerts, or dashboards, which will have a checkbox on the lefthand side. When a box is checked, a Migrate button will appear that allows you to migrate multiple assets at a time. If no action is taken, your Databricks SQL content (dashboards, queries, alerts) will be moved to your user folder. Admins should ensure that all objects without a valid active owner are updated to have one. Starting on September 10, 2023, we will delete all unmigrated objects without a valid owner. See Migrate queries, dashboards, and alerts.

Admins can use the following API to retrieve a list of object IDs for unmigrated objects: