Databricks agent#

Union can be integrated with the Databricks service, enabling you to submit Spark jobs to the Databricks platform.


The Databricks agent comes bundled with the Spark plugin. To install the Spark plugin, run the following command:

pip install flytekitplugins-spark

Example usage#

For a usage example, see Databricks agent example.

Local testing#

To test the Databricks agent copy the following code to a file called, modifying as needed.

def hello_spark(partitions: int) -> float:
    print("Starting Spark with Partitions: {}".format(partitions))

    n = 100000 * partitions
    sess = flytekit.current_context().spark_session
    count = (
        sess.sparkContext.parallelize(range(1, n + 1), partitions).map(f).reduce(add)
    pi_val = 4.0 * count / n
    print("Pi val is :{}".format(pi_val))
    return pi_val

To execute the Spark task on the agent, you must configure the raw-output-data-prefix with a remote path. This configuration ensures that flytekit transfers the input data to the blob storage and allows the Spark job running on Databricks to access the input data directly from the designated bucket.


The Spark task will run locally if the raw-output-data-prefix is not set.

$ unionai run --raw-output-data-prefix s3://my-s3-bucket/databricks hello_spark

Union cluster deployment#

After you have finished testing the agent locally, contact the Union team to enable it in your cluster.