Defining the Databricks-on-AWS connection parameters for Spark Jobs - 7.2

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Complete the Databricks connection configuration in the Spark Configuration tab of the Run view of your Job. This configuration is effective on a per-Job basis.

The information in this section is only for users who have subscribed to Talend Data Fabric or to any Talend product with Big Data but it is not applicable to Talend Open Studio for Big Data users.

Before you begin

    1. When running a Spark Streaming Job, only one Job is allowed to run on the same Databricks cluster per time.
    2. When running a Spark Batch Job, only if you have selected the Do not restart the cluster when submitting check box, you can send more than one Job to run in parallel on the same Databricks cluster; otherwise, since each run automatically restarts the cluster, the Jobs that are launched in parallel interrupt each other and thus cause execution failure.
  • Ensure that the AWS account to be used has the proper read/write permissions to the S3 bucket to be used. For this purpose, contact the administrator of your AWS system.


  1. Enter the basic configuration information:
    Use local timezone Select this check box to let Spark use the local timezone provided by the system.
    • If you clear this check box, Spark use UTC timezone.
    • Some components also have the Use local timezone for date check box. If you clear the check box from the component, it inherits timezone from the Spark configuration.
    Use dataset API in migrated components Select this check box to let the components use Dataset (DS) API instead of Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD) API:
    • If you select the check box, the components inside the Job run with DS which improves performance.
    • If you clear the check box, the components inside the Job run with RDD which means the Job remains unchanged. This ensure the backwards compatibility.
    Important: If your Job contains tDeltaLakeInput and tDeltaLakeOutput components, you must select this check box.
    Note: Newly created Jobs in 7.3 use DS and imported Jobs from 7.3 or earlier use RDD by default. However, not all the components are migrated from RDD to DS so it is recommended to clear the check box to avoid any errors by default.
    Use timestamp for dataset components Select this check box to use java.sql.Timestamp for dates.
    Note: If you leave this check box clear, java.sql.Timestamp or java.sql.Date can be used depending on the pattern.
  2. From the Cloud provider drop-down list, select AWS.
  3. Enter the basic connection information to Databricks on AWS:


    • In the Endpoint field, enter the URL address of the workspace of your Databricks on AWS. For example, this URL could look like https://<your_endpoint>

    • In the Cluster ID field, enter the ID of the Databricks cluster to be used. This ID is the value of the spark.databricks.clusterUsageTags.clusterId property of your Spark cluster. You can find this property on the properties list in the Environment tab in the Spark UI view of your cluster.

      You can also easily find this ID from the URL of your Databricks cluster. It is present immediately after cluster/ in this URL.

      This field is not used and thus not available if you are using transient clusters.

    • Click the [...] button next to the Token field to enter the authentication token generated for your Databricks user account. You can generate or find this token on the User settings page of your Databricks workspace. For further information, see Token management from the Databricks documentation.

    • In the DBFS dependencies folder field, enter the directory that is used to store your Job related dependencies on Databricks Filesystem at runtime, putting a slash (/) at the end of this directory. For example, enter /jars/ to store the dependencies in a folder named jars. This folder is created on the fly if it does not exist then.

      This directory stores your Job dependencies on DBFS only. In your Job, use tS3Configuration, tDynamoDBConfiguration or, in a Spark Streaming Job, the Kinesis components, to read or write your business data to the related systems.

    • Poll interval when retrieving Job status (in ms): enter, without the quotation marks, the time interval (in milliseconds) at the end of which you want the Studio to ask Spark for the status of your Job. For example, this status could be Pending or Running.

      The default value is 300000, meaning 30 seconds. This interval is recommended by Databricks to correctly retrieve the Job status.

    • Use transient cluster: you can select this check box to leverage the transient Databricks clusters.

      The custom properties you defined in the Advanced properties table are automatically taken into account by the transient clusters at runtime.

      1. Autoscale: select or clear this check box to define the number of workers to be used by your transient cluster.
        1. If you select this check box, autoscaling is enabled. Then define the minimum number of workers in Min workers and the maximum number of worders in Max workers. Your transient cluster is scaled up and down within this scope based on its workload.

          According to the Databricks documentation, autoscaling works best with Databricks runtime versions 3.0 or onwards.

        2. If you clear this check box, autoscaling is deactivated. Then define the number of workers a transient cluster is expected to have. This number does not include the Spark driver node.
      2. Node type and Driver node type: select the node types for the workers and the Spark driver node. These types determine the capacity of your nodes and their pricing by Databricks.

        For details about these node types and the Databricks Units they use, see Supported Instance Types from the Databricks documentation.

      3. Elastic disk: select this check box to enable your transient cluster to automatically scale up its disk space when its Spark workers are running low on disk space.

        For more details about this elastic disk feature, search for the section about autoscaling local storage from your Databricks documentation.

      4. SSH public key: if an SSH access has been set up for your cluster, enter the public key of the generated SSH key pair. This public key is automatically added to each node of your transient cluster. If no SSH access has been set up, ignore this field.

        For further information about SSH access to your cluster, see SSH access to clusters from the Databricks documentation.

      5. Configure cluster log: select this check box to define where to store your Spark logs for a long term. This storage system could be S3 or DBFS.
    • Do not restart the cluster when submitting: select this check box to prevent the Studio restarting the cluster when the Studio is submitting your Jobs. However, if you make changes in your Jobs, clear this check box so that the Studio resarts your cluster to take these changes into account.


If you need the Job to be resilient to failure, select the Activate checkpointing check box to enable the Spark checkpointing operation. In the field that is displayed, enter the directory in which Spark stores, in the file system of the cluster, the context data of the computations such as the metadata and the generated RDDs of this computation.

For further information about the Spark checkpointing operation, see .