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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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"It seems quite performant in analyzing multi-dimensional information sets and presenting them."

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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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"The general amount of negative comments that I am hearing from my team makes me very wary."

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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: It seems quite performant in analyzing multi-dimensional information sets and presenting them.
Top Answer: I don't know how the licensing works, but I'd presume it's on a yearly basis.
Top Answer: A few of our internal team members mentioned that they are struggling to find solid info on Pyramid training courses. We could really benefit from a video studio. Most of our team members are… more »
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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.

The BI Office from Pyramid Analytics is a web-based governed data discovery and analytics platform. It integrates the four principal functions of any comprehensive BI strategy into a single, seamless application. Users can now analyze, present, report and predict on their data in a single application. Pyramid Analytics has native apps to cover the entire mobile spectrum, iOS, Android and Windows. With BI Office users can integrate SAP data with data from other sources giving them the right tools and better data to make data-driven decisions.

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Sample Customers
Elsevier, MyFitnessPal, Sharethrough, Automatic Labs, Celtra, Radius Intelligence, Yesware
US Department of Veterans Affair, Volkswagen, Siemens, Blackboard, Hallmark, Orange, CDW, LA Fitness, Atelier GS, Memorial Healthcare, Acadia Insurance, BancoBic, Advanced Learning, Microsoft, Drake University
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Financial Services Firm25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Consumer Goods Company13%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company7%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise64%
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Databricks is ranked 2nd in Data Science Platforms with 22 reviews while Pyramid Analytics is ranked 21st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 1 review. Databricks is rated 8.0, while Pyramid Analytics is rated 6.0. 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 Pyramid Analytics writes "Analyzes multi-dimensional information sets but lacks necessary documentation and training material". Databricks is most compared with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Amazon SageMaker, Azure Stream Analytics, Alteryx and Dataiku Data Science Studio, whereas Pyramid Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Qlik Sense and Alteryx.

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