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NOTE:  Trifacta Wrangler is a free product with limitations on its features. Some features in the documentation do not apply to this product edition. See Product Limitations.


Trifacta Photon is an in-memory running environment that is hosted on the Trifacta node. This environment is initialized only when a job is queued for execution on it. Designed for small- to medium-sized jobs, it offers superior performance due to its location on the Trifacta node and its in-memory processing.

When you choose to run a job in the Trifacta applicationTrifacta 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 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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