Working with Data in Azure Databricks
You will learn to load data by using DBFS and manipulate it by using Spark Dataframes. Databricks File System (DBFS) is a distributed file system mounted into a Databricks workspace and available on Databricks clusters. DataFrames are the distributed collections of data allowing the processing of huge amounts of data.
Before starting this lab, complete the Getting Started with Azure Databricks lab to set up your Azure Databricks environment and import the data and notebooks you require.
Work with Data in Azure Databricks
In this exercise, you will learn how to load and manipulate data inside the Azure Databricks environment.
In a web browser, open your Azure Databricks workspace.
If your cluster is not running, on the Compute page, select your cluster and use the ▶ Start button to start it
In the Azure Databricks Workspace, using the command bar on the left, select Workspace. Then select Users, and ☗ your_user_name. Then in the folder named 01 - Introduction to Azure Databricks, open the Working with data in Azure Databricks notebook.
Attach the notebook to your cluster. Then read the notes in the notebook, running each code cell in turn.
If you’re finished working with Azure Databricks for now, in Azure Databricks workspace, on the Compute page, select your cluster and select ■ Terminate to shut it down. Otherwise, leave it running for the next exercise.