Understanding CLONE Functionality in Databricks for Delta Tables

Understanding CLONE Functionality in Databricks for Delta Tables

In this article, Wojciech Bukowski, a consultant, developer, and architect, explains the Cloning functionality in Databricks that works for Delta Tables, Parquet Tables, and Iceberg Tables. The focus of this article is on Delta Tables. Cloning is a great feature that allows the replica of tables and utilizes low-cost techniques such as copy-on-write. Bukowski provides a step-by-step guide to the cloning process and also covers the case of how to execute the clone process with custom IAM Role.

This article is a useful resource for those who work with Delta Tables and want to learn the best practices to use for the Cloning functionality in Databricks.

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