Announcing Photon Engine General Availability on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks is pleased to announce that Photon, the record-setting next-generation query engine for lakehouse systems, is now generally available on Databricks across all major cloud platforms. Photon, built from the ground up by the original creators of Apache Spark™ and fully compatible with modern Spark workloads, delivers fast performance with lower TCO on cloud hardware for all data use cases.

Since its launch two years ago, Photon has processed exabytes of data, ran billions of queries, delivered benchmark-setting price/performance at up to 12x better than traditional cloud data warehouses, and received a prestigious award.

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Published On: August 16, 2022
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Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 7,000 organizations worldwide — including CMS, CDC, CalHEERS, LA County and over 40% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems.