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Arcus Background Jobs

Background job development in Azure with a breeze

Interact with Databricks to gain insights


To use these features, you have to install the following package:

PM > Install-Package Arcus.BackgroundJobs.Databricks

:bulb: With using our Arcus.Observability.Telemetry.Serilog.Sinks.ApplicationInsights, you can report these Databricks reports as metrics in Application Insights.


We provide a DatabricksInfoProvider which allows you to interact with Databricks clusters to gain insights on your workloads, such as measuring job run outcomes.

It can be easily setup and used anywhere such as .NET Core workers, Azure Functions and more. We are using this ourselves for our job metrics.

using Arcus.BackgroundJobs.Databricks;
using Microsoft.Azure.Databricks.Client;
using Microsoft.Extensions.Logging;

ILogger logger = ...
using (var client = DatabricksClient.CreateClient("https://databricks.base.url", "security.token"))
using (var provider = new DatabricksInfoProvider(client, logger))

Getting finished job run information

Gets all the finished job runs within a given time window.

using Arcus.BackgroundJobs.Databricks;

DatabricksInfoProvider provider = ...
var startOfWindow = DateTimeOffset.UtcNow.AddDays(-1);
var endOfWindow = DateTimeOffset.UtcNow;
IEnumerable<JobRun> finishedJobRuns = await provider.GetFinishedJobRunsAsync(startOfWindow, endOfWindow);

It provides following information about the job that was executated, such as name & id, along with details about a single job run.

Measure finished job outcomes

Measures the finished job runs by reporting the results as (multi-dimensional) metrics.

This method is an combination of the previously defined method (Getting finished jobs) and calling an ILogger extension provided in this package (ILogger.LogMetricFinishedJobOutcome) which will write the finished job runs JobRun instances as metrics.

using Arcus.BackgroundJobs.Databricks;

DatabricksInfoProvider provider = ...
var metricName = "Databricks Job Completed";
var startOfWindow = DateTimeOffset.UtcNow.AddDays(-1);
var endOfWindow = DateTimeOffset.UtcNow;
await provider.MeasureJobOutcomesAsync(metricName, startOfWindow, endOfWindow);
// Logs > Metric Databricks Job Completed: 1 {UtcNow} (Context: {[Run Id] =, [Job Id] =, [Job Name] =, [Outcome] = Success})

Note: you can always call Getting finished jobs yourself and pass along the finished jobs to the available ILogger.LogMetricFinishedJobOutcome extension. That way, you can pass along additional contextual properties

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