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"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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"Personally for me, because I do a lot of development, I like that it is easy to test mathematical algorithms with several matrix calculations. It's perfect for that.""This product has the ability to take a huge amount of data and make even very complex transformations and analysis very quickly."

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"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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"To make use of the GPU, you have to have an Nvidia card. What I would want it to do is to run in Next Generation with Intel or AMD, and not just with Nvidia.""License types could be more flexible to promote broader use."

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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."

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"We have a single user license. Support and add-ons are an extra fee.""There is a one time fee to purchase and ongoing yearly maintenance based on usage."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to use SQL directly with Databricks.
Top Answer: We find Databricks to be very expensive, although this improved when we found out how to shut it down at night.
Top Answer: I have seen better user interfaces, so that is something that can be improved. It was quite hard to deploy.
Top Answer: This product has the ability to take a huge amount of data and make even very complex transformations and analysis very quickly.
Top Answer: The price is high and because of the policies in our company, we have some limitations. If you pay for the MATLAB license, it can be a hybrid model as a license that is not bound to a particular… more »
Top Answer: It is very tough for me to come up with improvements that I would like to see in this product because for, me, it is already an ideal tool. The only negative I have seen is that the product is not… more »
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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.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Databricks vs. MathWorks Matlab and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Databricks is ranked 2nd in Data Science Platforms with 14 reviews while MathWorks Matlab is ranked 15th in Data Science Platforms with 2 reviews. Databricks is rated 8.0, while MathWorks Matlab is rated 8.6. 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 MathWorks Matlab writes "Enables us to have ultimate control over big data handling from simple to ultra-complex tasks". Databricks is most compared with Amazon SageMaker, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Azure Stream Analytics, Alteryx and Dataiku Data Science Studio, whereas MathWorks Matlab is most compared with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, IBM SPSS Statistics, SAS Visual Analytics, Anaconda and Google Cloud Datalab. See our Databricks vs. MathWorks Matlab report.

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