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Find out what your peers are saying about Databricks vs. ELK Kibana and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"We are completely satisfied with the ease of connecting to different sources of data or pocket files in the search""Automation with Databricks is very easy when using the API.""Databricks is based on a Spark cluster and it is fast. Performance-wise, it is great.""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.""I work in the data science field and I found Databricks to be very useful.""The time travel feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.""I haven't heard about any major stability issues. At this time I feel like it's stable.""Imageflow is a visual tool that helps make it easier for business people to understand complex workflows."

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"The optimization and flexibility of visualization tools."

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Cons
"The integration features could be more interesting, more involved.""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.""It should have more compatible and more advanced visualization and machine learning libraries.""The solution could be improved by integrating it with data packets. Right now, the load tables provide a function, like team collaboration. Still, it's unclear as to if there's a function to create different branches and/or more branches. Our team had used data packets before, however, I feel it's difficult to integrate the current with the previous data packets.""It would be very helpful if Databricks could integrate with platforms in addition to Azure.""Databricks is an analytics platform. It should offer more data science. It should have more features for data scientists to work with.""Pricing is one of the things that could be improved.""The product needs samples and templates to help invite users to see results and understand what the product can do."

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"Security could be improved thereby avoiding the necessity of a third party plugin."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Whenever we want to find the actual costing, we have to send an email to Databricks, so having the information available on the internet would be helpful.""I do not exactly know the costs, but one of our clients pays between $100 USD and $200 USD monthly.""Licensing on site I would counsel against, as on-site hardware issues tend to really delay and slow down delivery.""We find Databricks to be very expensive, although this improved when we found out how to shut it down at night.""The pricing depends on the usage itself.""I am based in South Africa, where it is expensive adapting to the cloud, and then there is the price for the tool itself.""The price is okay. It's competitive.""Databricks uses a price-per-use model, where you can use as much compute as you need."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup is pretty easy.
Top Answer: I can't speak on pricing of the solution. It's not an aspect of the solution I deal with directly.
Top Answer: The product is quite ambitious. It's trying to become a centralized platform for all data ingestion, transformation, and analytics needs. It may encounter a stiff competition from best of breed… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case is essentially as a visualization of system and application logs as well as metrics, and we have time-based analysis that we like to do as well. We are customers of ELK and I'm an… more »
Top Answer: It all depends on the purpose. For log monitoring, it's one of the best solutions out there. For SIEM or APM, there are better solutions (although some SIEM solutions are actually based on… more »
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2nd
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27,869
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24
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.0
7th
out of 59 in Data Visualization
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9,325
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7,806
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1
Average Words per Review
550
Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
Databricks Unified Analytics, Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, Redash
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Overview

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.

Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack, so you can do anything from learning why you're getting paged at 2:00 a.m. to understanding the impact rain might have on your quarterly numbers.

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Sample Customers
Elsevier, MyFitnessPal, Sharethrough, Automatic Labs, Celtra, Radius Intelligence, Yesware
Sprint, Grab, Volkswagen, Autopilot, Voyages-SNCF.com, Just Eat, Accenture, Dell, Verizon Wireless, Kaidee, Green Man Gaming, Compare Group, Tango, Quizlet
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Consumer Goods Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise57%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Databricks vs. ELK Kibana and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
536,053 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Databricks is ranked 2nd in Data Science Platforms with 24 reviews while ELK Kibana is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 1 review. Databricks is rated 8.0, while ELK Kibana is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Databricks writes "Has a good feature set but it needs samples and templates to help invite users to see results". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ELK Kibana writes "Visualization tools are optimized providing us with increased flexibility". Databricks is most compared with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Amazon SageMaker, Azure Stream Analytics, Alteryx and Dataiku Data Science Studio, whereas ELK Kibana is most compared with Tableau, Splunk, Qlik Sense, Oracle Analytics Cloud and IBM Cognos Dashboard. See our Databricks vs. ELK Kibana report.

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