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Databricks Pros and Cons

Databricks Pros

VP
Data Scientist at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Imageflow is a visual tool that helps make it easier for business people to understand complex workflows.
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MM
Lead Data Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is pretty easy.
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Sr. BigData Architect at ITC Infotech
It's easy to increase performance as required.
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TB
Data Scientist at iOCO
The built-in optimization recommendations halved the speed of queries and allowed us to reach decision points and deliver insights very quickly.
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SN
Head of Data & Analytics at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The integration with Python and the notebooks really helps.
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Business Intelligence and Analytics Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Automation with Databricks is very easy when using the API.
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OB
Security Consulting, Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Databricks helps crunch petabytes of data in a very short period of time.
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Chief Data-strategist and Director at theworkshop.es
The solution is very easy to use.
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CEO at Inosense
We are completely satisfied with the ease of connecting to different sources of data or pocket files in the search
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Pre-sale Leader, Big Data Enterprise Solutions at Ness Technologies
The most valuable feature is the ability to use SQL directly with Databricks.
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Databricks Cons

VP
Data Scientist at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The product needs samples and templates to help invite users to see results and understand what the product can do.
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MM
Lead Data Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Overall it's a good product, however, it doesn't do well against any individual best-of-breed products.
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Sr. BigData Architect at ITC Infotech
Instead of relying on a massive instance, the solution should offer micro partition levels. They're working on it, however, they need to implement it to help the solution run more effectively.
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Learn what your peers think about Databricks. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.
TB
Data Scientist at iOCO
The product could be improved by offering an expansion of their visualization capabilities, which currently assists in development in their notebook environment.
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SN
Head of Data & Analytics at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Databricks is not geared towards the end-user, but rather it is for data engineers or data scientists.
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Business Intelligence and Analytics Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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.
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OB
Security Consulting, Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Costs can quickly add up if you don't plan for it.
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Chief Data-strategist and Director at theworkshop.es
The integration of data could be a bit better.
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CEO at Inosense
The integration features could be more interesting, more involved.
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Pre-sale Leader, Big Data Enterprise Solutions at Ness Technologies
I have seen better user interfaces, so that is something that can be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about Databricks. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.