1. Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment for Databricks with Service Principals


    Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) for Databricks with Service Principals involves a series of steps where you integrate version control systems with Databricks, allowing automated code deployment and execution of testing tasks. This process uses a Service Principal, which is an identity created for use with applications, hosted services, and automated tools to access Azure resources. It can be thought of as a 'user identity' (username and password or certificate) with a role, with permissions to access only certain data and perform specific actions.

    In Pulumi, you can automate the creation and configuration of Databricks resources, including Service Principals, clusters, jobs, and notebooks. Below is a Pulumi program written in Python to automate Databricks CI/CD setup with Service Principals in Azure Databricks.

    First, we'll construct a ServicePrincipal which will be used to authenticate and authorize operations within Databricks. Along with that, we'll set up a ServicePrincipalRole which will define the permissions that this identity will have.

    Then, we will create a Cluster which is a Databricks computational environment used to run jobs and notebooks. We will assume that the cluster creation policy allows the service principal to create it.

    For the sake of brevity, we are focusing on these specific resources as they form the foundation for setting up CI/CD with Databricks. Once these foundational resources are in place, you can expand this setup to include Continuous Integration tooling such as Azure DevOps or GitHub Actions, which would handle the actual deployment of code to Databricks notebooks or jobs, along with automated testing and deployment.

    Here's the code:

    import pulumi import pulumi_databricks as databricks # Create a Service Principal # Documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/databricks/api-docs/serviceprincipal/ service_principal = databricks.ServicePrincipal( "service-principal", active=True, display_name="CI/CD Service Principal" ) # Create a Service Principal Role that defines what actions the Service Principal can perform # Documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/databricks/api-docs/serviceprincipalrole/ service_principal_role = databricks.ServicePrincipalRole( "service-principal-role", role="admin", # Assuming 'admin' privilege is needed; adjust the role as per requirement service_principal_id=service_principal.id ) # Create a Databricks cluster # Documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/databricks/api-docs/cluster/ cluster = databricks.Cluster( "cicd-cluster", cluster_name="CI_CD_Cluster", spark_version="latest", node_type_id="Standard_D3_v2", # Assume Standard_D3_v2 is suitable for our workload autotermination_minutes=20, # To save costs, we will terminate the cluster if it's idle for 20 minutes num_workers=2, # Start with a small cluster size, can tweak based on job requirements ) # Export the cluster ID and Service Principal ID for reference pulumi.export("cluster_id", cluster.cluster_id) pulumi.export("service_principal_id", service_principal.id)

    In this program:

    • We create a Service Principal named CI/CD Service Principal that is active and ready to be used for automation tasks.
    • We define a Service Principal Role with admin privileges. You can adjust the role based on the least privilege principle necessary for your CI/CD pipeline.
    • We initiate a Databricks cluster named CI_CD_Cluster. The parameters such as spark_version, node_type_id, autotermination_minutes, and num_workers are placeholders and should be set according to your specific workload and optimization preferences.
    • We export the cluster's ID and Service Principal's ID so they can be used as references in other parts of your automation or CI/CD setup.

    Please replace the placeholders with the actual values that suit your organization's needs. After running this program with Pulumi, you'll have the Databricks Service Principal and Cluster resources created and managed as code, which is a fundamental part of a CI/CD pipeline.

    For more comprehensive CI/CD scenarios, consider integrating your version control system with triggered actions to deploy or update Databricks notebooks, manage job flows, and set up testing frameworks. The deployment portion wasn't covered in detail as it can vary significantly depending on your tools and workflows, but typically it would involve checking out code from a repository, packaging it, and deploying it to Databricks via the deployed cluster.