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This Week in Databend #103

Databend is a modern cloud data warehouse, serving your massive-scale analytics needs at low cost and complexity. Open source alternative to Snowflake. Also available in the cloud: .

What's On In Databend

Stay connected with the latest news about Databend.

Creating Network Policies

Network Policies are used to manage access to Databend services. They can also be utilized to restrict access to a SQL user account based on users' IP addresses.

To create a set of network policies:

CREATE NETWORK POLICY <policy-name> ALLOWED_IP_LIST=(<allowed-ip>) BLOCKED_IP_LIST=(<blocked-ip>) COMMENT=<policy-comment>

To restrict access to a SQL user account:

CREATE USER <user-name> IDENTIFIED BY <user-password> WITH SET NETWORK POLICY=<policy-name>

--- OR ---

ALTER USER <user-name> WITH SET NETWORK POLICY=<policy-name>

If you are interested in learning more, please check out the resources listed below.

Code Corner

Discover some fascinating code snippets or projects that showcase our work or learning journey.

Profiling Table Scan

Databend now supports wait_time for profiling table scans. This feature offers insights into time spent reading data from storage, assisting in determining whether a query is I/O or CPU bound.

If you are interested in learning more, please check out the resources listed below:


We have also made these improvements to Databend that we hope you will find helpful:

What's Up Next

We're always open to cutting-edge technologies and innovative ideas. You're more than welcome to join the community and bring them to Databend.

Renaming TSV file format to Text

Databend supports a file format called TSV, which may mislead users into thinking that its only difference from CSV is the field delimiter.

In reality, TSV corresponds to the text format of MySQL/Hive/PostgreSQL and uses escaping instead of quoting to handle delimiters in values (MySQL text supports quoting but not by default). ClickHouse also uses it for transferring data to/from MySQL.

Therefore, we suggest renaming TSV to TEXT.

Issue #11987 | Rename TSV file format to Text

Please let us know if you're interested in contributing to this feature, or pick up a good first issue at to get started.

New Contributors

We always open arms to everyone and can't wait to see how you'll help our community grow and thrive.

  • @ben1009 made their first contribution in #12144. Fixed the typo in the error message.


You can check the changelog of Databend Nightly for details about our latest developments.

Full Changelog:


A total of 21 contributors participated

We are very grateful for the outstanding work of the contributors.