Get started with Databricks SQL

If you’re a data analyst who works primarily with SQL queries and your favorite BI tools, Databricks SQL provides an intuitive environment for running ad-hoc queries and creating dashboards on data stored in your data lake. These articles can help you get started.


Databricks SQL is not available in Azure China regions.

Basic Databricks SQL concepts

To start, familiarize yourself with some basic Databricks SQL concepts. See Databricks SQL concepts.

Import sample dashboards

Then, learn how to import and interact with dashboards in the Databricks SQL Dashboard Samples Gallery. See Tutorial: Import sample dashboards to Databricks SQL.

Run and visualize a query

Lastly, learn to query a table to return specific data then create a visualization to display that data. See Run and visualize a query in Databricks SQL, PowerBI, and Tableau.

For new Databricks SQL admins: