Databricks, the Data and AI company, has announced its agreement to acquire Tabular, a data management firm founded by the creators of Apache Iceberg. The acquisition aims to enhance data compatibility between Apache Iceberg and Delta Lake, the leading open-source lakehouse formats. Databricks will collaborate with the Delta Lake and Iceberg communities to facilitate this interoperability, initially via Delta Lake UniForm and eventually through a unified open standard. The acquisition underscores Databricks’ commitment to open-source data formats, reducing proprietary vendor lock-in and bolstering data management for enterprises. The acquisition is expected to close in Databricks’ second fiscal quarter, pending customary closing conditions.

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