We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Amazon QuickSight can provide insights from the available data. It supports various rule types. We get the options of machine learning and insights, which are not available in other intelligence tools. It is easier to use, more stable, and cheaper than other solutions."
"From an analytics perspective, it's really good for self-service analytics."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the user interface."
"It's easy to increase performance as required."
"One of the features provides nice interactive clusters, or compute instances that you don't really need to manage often."
"The time travel feature is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"Can cut across the entire ecosystem of open source technology to give an extra level of getting the transformatory process of the data."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is its notebook. It's quite convenient to use, both terms of the research and the development and also the final deployment, I can just declare the spark jobs by the load tables. It's quite convenient."
"It's great technology."
"The main features of the solution are efficiency."
"Databricks gives you the flexibility of using several programming languages independently or in combination to build models."
"It is a simple tool with limited features. Its visualization set is very limited, and it also has limited functionality. An intelligence tool should not be only for creating reports. Currently, we have to do all computational and mathematical operations outside. We should be able to do such operations in an intelligence tool like this. As an intelligence tool, it should support dynamic refresh. QuickSight currently supports the refresh at a minimum of one hour, and it is not suitable for dynamic dashboards that require frequent refreshes."
"You can't tell a data story as well in QuickSight as you can on others, especially in TIBCO Spotfire."
"There could be an end-to-end pipeline for data cleaning as well as presenting it using different visualizations."
"The product could be improved by offering an expansion of their visualization capabilities, which currently assists in development in their notebook environment."
"I would like to see more documentation in terms of how an end-user could use it, and users like me can easily try it and implement use cases."
"Some of the error messages that we receive are too vague, saying things like "unknown exception", and these should be improved to make it easier for developers to debug problems."
"Implementation of Databricks is still very code heavy."
"The product needs samples and templates to help invite users to see results and understand what the product can do."
"It would be very helpful if Databricks could integrate with platforms in addition to Azure."
"Pricing is one of the things that could be improved."
"A lot of people are required to manage this solution."
"It is simpler and cheaper than other solutions."
"I wouldn't say that it is an expensive product, but to stay competitive they would need to bring down the prices."
"The price is okay. It's competitive."
"We find Databricks to be very expensive, although this improved when we found out how to shut it down at night."
"The solution requires a subscription."
"I am based in South Africa, where it is expensive adapting to the cloud, and then there is the price for the tool itself."
"I do not exactly know the costs, but one of our clients pays between $100 USD and $200 USD monthly."
"The solution uses a pay-per-use model with an annual subscription fee or package. Typically this solution is used on a cloud platform, such as Azure or AWS, but more people are choosing Azure because the price is more reasonable."
"There are different versions."
"Licensing on site I would counsel against, as on-site hardware issues tend to really delay and slow down delivery."
Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data. Using our cloud-based service you can easily connect to your data, perform advanced analysis, and create stunning visualizations and rich dashboards that can be accessed from any browser or mobile device.
Databricks creates a Unified Analytics Platform that accelerates innovation by unifying data science, engineering, and business. It utilizes Apache Spark to help clients with cloud-based big data processing. It puts Spark on “autopilot” to significantly reduce operational complexity and management cost. The Databricks I/O module (DBIO) improves the read and write performance of Apache Spark in the cloud. An increase in productivity is ensured through Databricks’ collaborative workplace.
Amazon QuickSight is ranked 17th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 4 reviews while Databricks is ranked 2nd in Data Science Platforms with 24 reviews. Amazon QuickSight is rated 5.8, while Databricks is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon QuickSight writes "We selected it for scalability reasons but we didn't get that far because of security concerns". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Databricks writes "Has a good feature set but it needs samples and templates to help invite users to see results". Amazon QuickSight is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Qlik Sense and Looker, whereas Databricks is most compared with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Amazon SageMaker, Azure Stream Analytics, Alteryx and Dataiku Data Science Studio.
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