Databricks Delta Sharing
Databricks launched the Delta Sharing initiative in June to create an open-source data sharing protocol for securely sharing data across organizations in real time, independent of the platform on which the data resides.
Delta Sharing, included within the open-source Delta Lake 1.0 project, establishes a common standard for sharing all data types—structured and unstructured—with an open protocol that can be used in SQL, visual analytics tools and programming languages such as Python and R. Large-scale datasets also can be shared in the Apache Parquet and Delta Lake formats in real time without copying.
Delta Sharing is the latest open-source initiative from Databricks, one of the most closely watched big data startups in recent years. Founded by the developers of the Apache Spark analytics engine, San Francisco-based Databricks markets the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, its flagship unified data analytics platform.