Using DBT for building a Medallion Lakehouse architecture (Azure Databricks + Delta + DBT)

Piethein Strengholt
17 min readNov 11, 2022

There’s a lot of fuzz going around the data build tool (DBT). It gains a lot of traction from the data community. I’ve seen several customers and projects, where DBT is already chosen as the tool to be used. But what it is? Where can you position DBT in your data landscape? What does it do and how does it work?

This blog post focuses on answering these questions. I’ll demonstrate how DBT works by using a DataBricks medallion architecture. Be warned! It will be a long read…

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