Read Parquet files using Azure Databricks

This article shows you how to read data from Apache Parquet files using Azure Databricks.

What is Parquet?

Apache Parquet is a columnar file format with optimizations that speed up queries. It’s a more efficient file format than CSV or JSON.

For more information, see Parquet Files.


See the following Apache Spark reference articles for supported read and write options.

Notebook example: Read and write to Parquet files

The following notebook shows how to read and write data to Parquet files.

Reading Parquet files notebook

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