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Delta Lake can display the versions (history) of delta tables using the following high-level operators:

DESCRIBE HISTORY (regardless of the variant: SQL or DeltaTable API) is a mere wrapper around DeltaHistoryManager to access the history of a delta table.

Possible Cost Optimization on Microsoft Azure

When on Microsoft Azure, consider increasing configuration property to 5000 (which is the maximum number of blobs to return, including all BlobPrefix elements, in a single List Blobs API call).

Metrics Reporting

Write metrics can be collected at transactional write based on history.metricsEnabled configuration property.