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"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."

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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: MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a part of the commercial MS SQL Server product. It is not a freeware. Probably Pentaho offers an open source/ freeware edition. Below may be useful:… more »
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Also Known As
Databricks Unified Analytics, Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, RedashPentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics
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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.

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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Sample Customers
Elsevier, MyFitnessPal, Sharethrough, Automatic Labs, Celtra, Radius Intelligence, Yesware Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Marketing Services Firm8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government9%
Retailer6%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise30%
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Databricks is ranked 5th in Data Visualization with 15 reviews while Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 12th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 1 review. Databricks is rated 8.0, while Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 9.0. 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 Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Pentaho is best fit for small and medium enterprises where the quantity of data and the workload are not critical". Databricks is most compared with Amazon SageMaker, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Azure Stream Analytics, Alteryx and Dataiku Data Science Studio, whereas Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Alteryx, Tableau and Google Data Studio.

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