Databricks Competitors and Alternatives

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Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 21 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the solution is that it allows you to create API endpoints and that saves a lot of time for data scientists.

What needs improvement?

The product has come a long way and they've added a lot of things, but in terms of improvement I would like to probably have features such as MLflow embedded into it. Additional features I would like to see would include, as mentioned… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing for the Notebook endpoints is a bit high, but generally reasonable.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

SageMaker was the first cloud solution I've used but there are other products, such as Databricks or Google and Azure that have similar products. There are common features with all these products but I'd say that SageMaker has more features… more »

What other advice do I have?

I think for anyone using SageMaker it will help automate pipelines, and make it easier than doing the process manually. For anyone already on the AWS platform, they should definitely make use of it. I would rate this product an eight out of… more »
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Real User
Director at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Nov 06 2018

How has it helped my organization?

It provides opportunities to do some pretty complex tasks easily, without having to worry about the Java. The tools are built-in. You just plug and play, drag and drop, once you understand how to use the tools, it is easy.

What needs improvement?

I think better visualization would be helpful. In terms of data extraction, during the sequel queries of servers as an example, you can structure your sequel query and it's fine, very readable, but once you run it, it crashes into one… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a little bit pricey. The desktop version is cheaper, it is on a one year license. And, if you want to do anything on an enterprise name it is quite expensive. The current pricing model may get to be too much in three to four years… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would advise that you should ask yourself what you need and want, and do a one-month trial.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also considered DataBricks.
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