We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Good data flow and management."
"The most valuable feature is the interface, which is user-friendly and intuitive."
"The action feature which Tableau has is very useful for us. If we click on one visualization, it will pass the value to another visualization. That interactivity within different visualizations is the most valuable feature of Tableau."
"Data is easily understood at all levels of the company."
"Business insights are shared across various departments."
"Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries."
"The ability to create complex calculations."
"Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries."
"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."
"Requires a lot of user training."
"The charts in Tableau are quite limited."
"The pricing is a bit higher than the competition. They'll need to lower it to stay competitive."
"Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users."
"The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved."
"Tableau is a company that does not respect partners."
"Reports should be downloadable as PDF files."
"I am a BI consultant. I have worked on different reporting tools, such as Power BI and MicroStrategy. As compared to other tools, Tableau lags behind in handling huge enterprise-level data in terms of robust security and the single integrated metadata concept. When we connect to large or very big databases, then performance-wise, I sometimes found Tableau a little bit slow. It can have the single metadata concept like other tools for the reusability of the objects in multiple reports."
"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."
"The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges."
"Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple."
"ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool."
"The cost of the solution should be improved."
"It is reasonable and cheap as compared to other major tools. It has a good price, and people go for it because of its pricing."
"Pricing is not bad. It's competitive."
"At $70 per month, I think the price is a bit scary. I have a small consulting firm in Ghana, working in about 15 different African countries, and when it comes to our part of the world, $70 a month is a lot of money for software."
"The professional version of Tableau is quite expensive."
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.
Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.
The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.
People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation
Databricks is ranked 2nd in Data Science Platforms with 24 reviews while Tableau is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 63 reviews. Databricks is rated 8.0, while Tableau 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 Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". Databricks is most compared with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Amazon SageMaker, Azure Stream Analytics, Alteryx and Anaconda, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, MicroStrategy, ELK Kibana and Oracle OBIEE. See our Databricks vs. Tableau report.
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