Applies to: check marked yes Databricks SQL check marked yes Databricks Runtime 10.4 LTS and above check marked yes Unity Catalog only


Information is displayed only for catalogs the user has permission to interact with.

This is an extension to the SQL Standard Information Schema.


The CATALOGS relation contains the following columns:

Name Data type Nullable Description
CATALOG_NAME STRING No Name of the catalog.
CATALOG_OWNER STRING No Owner of the catalog.
COMMENT STRING Yes An optional comment that describes the catalog.
CREATED TIMESTAMP No Timestamp when the catalog was created.
CREATED_BY STRING No Principal who created the catalog.
LAST_ALTERED TIMESTAMP No Timestamp when the catalog was last altered in any way.
LAST_ALTERED_BY STRING No Principal who last altered the catalog.


The following constraints apply to the CATALOGS relation:

Class Name Column List Description
Primary key CATALOGS_PK CATALOG_NAME Unique identifier for the catalog.


> SELECT catalog_owner
    FROM information_schema.catalogs