February 2023

Sigma on Databricks: End-to-End Best Practices Guide

How do you implement, optimize and operate Sigma as an analytics layer on top of Databricks ? This comprehensive end-to-end guide will show you how. Specifically, we walk you through:

  • How to configure your warehouse to ensure the best experience for your end users. 
  • What is the governance structure, the ideal data architecture for analytics, and the multiple levers for optimizing Databricks.
  • What are the best practices for workbooks, datasets, and embedding.

This guide is intended for a technical audience: Data Architects, Platform Architects, Data Engineers, Analytics Engineers, BI Engineers, and so on, and is meant to be used as a reference for anyone deploying Sigma on Databricks for the first time, or looking for guidance when optimizing their data platform.

Check out our blog to learn more: A Practical Guide to Using Sigma with Databricks


Jon Avrach
Sr. Director, Solution Architecture & Evangelism at Sigma
Scott Hendrick
Director of Product Marketing at Sigma
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