Making the Right Choice: When to Use Parquet Over Delta File Format

Nnaemezue Obi-Eyisi
2 min readOct 26, 2023

In the fast-evolving landscape of big data processing, choosing the right file format can significantly impact your data pipeline’s efficiency and effectiveness. Parquet and Delta are two popular formats, each with its own strengths and ideal use cases. In this article, we’ll explore when it makes sense to opt for the Parquet file format over Delta.

1. Query-Optimized Analytics

Scenario: You have a data processing pipeline primarily designed for running analytical queries on extensive…

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Nnaemezue Obi-Eyisi

I am passionate about empowering, educating, and encouraging individuals pursuing a career in data engineering. Currently a Senior Data Engineer at Capgemini