Upgrade Table to Unity Catalog

Demo Type

Product Tutorial




What You’ll Learn

Unity Catalog is a unified governance solution for all data and AI assets including files, tables, machine learning models and dashboards in your lakehouse on any cloud.

In this demo, we’ll show how to upgrade your existing tables from the legacy Hive metastore catalog to Unity Catalog. You’ll then be able to leverage all UC capabilities (security, ACL, row level, lineage, audit, etc.).

This demo contains examples using the UI, but also shows example script to upgrade an entire database, handling external locations but also managed tables.


To install the demo, get a free Databricks workspace and execute the following two commands in a Python notebook

%pip install dbdemos
import dbdemos

Dbdemos is a Python library that installs complete Databricks demos in your workspaces. Dbdemos will load and start notebooks, Delta Live Tables pipelines, clusters, Databricks SQL dashboards, warehouse models … See how to use dbdemos


Dbdemos is distributed as a GitHub project.

For more details, please view the GitHub README.md file and follow the documentation.
Dbdemos is provided as is. See the 
License and Notice for more information.
Databricks does not offer official support for dbdemos and the associated assets.
For any issue, please open a ticket and the demo team will have a look on a best-effort basis. 


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Table ACL and Dynamic Views With UC

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Access Data on External Locations

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Data Lineage With Unity Catalog