When you choose to run a job in the Trifacta application, Trifacta Photon is selected as the default running environment if it is available and the job size is estimated to small or medium.
Tip: Trifacta Photon is also used for sampling jobs that are configured to use the Quick Scan method. For more information, see Overview of Sampling.
Tip: In the Run Job page, select Photon to run the job on this running environment.
Trifacta Photon is enabled by default but can be disabled as needed.
NOTE: Trifacta Photon may require enablement in your project of workspace. See Configure Running Environments.
NOTE: Jobs that are executed on Trifacta Photon may be limited to run for a maximum of 10 minutes, after which they fail with a timeout error. If your job fails due to this limit, please switch to running the job on Dataflow.
NOTE: Trifacta Photon cannot process numeric values with more than 16 digits. Columns containing such values are converted to String values, and the digits beyond 16 are converted to 0.
NOTE: When a recipe containing a user-defined function is applied to text data, any null characters cause records to be truncated during Trifacta Photon job execution. In these cases, please execute the job on Spark.
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