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I work in the data science field and I found Databricks to be very useful.
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.
Databricks is based on a Spark cluster and it is fast. Performance-wise, it is great.
Automation with Databricks is very easy when using the API.
We are completely satisfied with the ease of connecting to different sources of data or pocket files in the search
The built-in optimization recommendations halved the speed of queries and allowed us to reach decision points and deliver insights very quickly.
This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.
I like the downloadable visualizations a lot. I think that they give the user a very nice starting point in creating awesome dashboards, with the right way to tell their data story.
If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.
The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website.
There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.
The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.
Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.
It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.
It would be very helpful if Databricks could integrate with platforms in addition to Azure.
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 should have more compatible and more advanced visualization and machine learning libraries.
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.
The integration features could be more interesting, more involved.
The product could be improved by offering an expansion of their visualization capabilities, which currently assists in development in their notebook environment.
We would like to have better SQL support for queries.
Some kind of expression wizard, where the user can build a complex expression without any knowledge of DAX, can be a good addition to the product.
Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.
I would like to see Machine Learning for Power Bi Pro users or an intermediate license to enable Machine Learning if you don't have access to a Premium account.
I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.
I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.
I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.
It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.
Pricing and Cost Advice
I do not exactly know the costs, but one of our clients pays between $100 USD and $200 USD monthly.
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.
Licensing on site I would counsel against, as on-site hardware issues tend to really delay and slow down delivery.
I very much recommend the free trial mode.
It is reasonably priced.
No comment on pricing.
It is a cheap solution for our needs.
It is free.
It is part of our Office 365 license.
The costs are small and the benefits are high.
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Also Known As
|Databricks Unified Analytics, Databricks Unified Analytics Platform||SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro|
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.
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.
Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.
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