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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