Databricks Data Intelligence Platform vs. Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Databricks Data Intelligence Platform
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Databricks in San Francisco offers the Databricks Lakehouse Platform (formerly the Unified Analytics Platform), a data science platform and Apache Spark cluster manager. The Databricks Unified Data Service aims to provide a reliable and scalable platform for data pipelines, data lakes, and data platforms. Users can manage full data journey, to ingest, process, store, and expose data throughout an organization. Its Data Science Workspace is a collaborative environment for practitioners to run…
$0.07
Per DBU
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft R Open and Revolution R Enterprise are big data R distribution for servers, Hadoop clusters, and data warehouses. Microsoft acquired original developer Revolution Analytics in 2016. Microsoft R is available in two editions: Microsoft R Open (formerly Revolution R Open) and Revolution R Enterprise.N/A
Pricing
Databricks Data Intelligence PlatformMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Editions & Modules
Standard
$0.07
Per DBU
Premium
$0.10
Per DBU
Enterprise
$0.13
Per DBU
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Databricks Data Intelligence PlatformMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Databricks Data Intelligence PlatformMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Platform Connectivity
Comparison of Platform Connectivity features of Product A and Product B
Databricks Data Intelligence Platform
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Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
5.3
3 Ratings
45% below category average
Connect to Multiple Data Sources00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Extend Existing Data Sources00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Automatic Data Format Detection00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
MDM Integration00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Data Exploration
Comparison of Data Exploration features of Product A and Product B
Databricks Data Intelligence Platform
-
Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
7.0
3 Ratings
19% below category average
Visualization00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Interactive Data Analysis00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Data Preparation
Comparison of Data Preparation features of Product A and Product B
Databricks Data Intelligence Platform
-
Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
4.8
3 Ratings
52% below category average
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment00 Ratings5.13 Ratings
Data Transformations00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Data Encryption00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Built-in Processors00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Platform Data Modeling
Comparison of Platform Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Databricks Data Intelligence Platform
-
Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.0
3 Ratings
34% below category average
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Automated Machine Learning00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Single platform for multiple model development00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Self-Service Model Delivery00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Model Deployment
Comparison of Model Deployment features of Product A and Product B
Databricks Data Intelligence Platform
-
Ratings
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.5
2 Ratings
27% below category average
Flexible Model Publishing Options00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls00 Ratings6.92 Ratings
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User Ratings
Databricks Data Intelligence PlatformMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(17 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(3 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(2 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Databricks Data Intelligence PlatformMicrosoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
Databricks
If you need a managed big data megastore, which has native integration with highly optimized Apache Spark Engine and native integration with MLflow, go for Databricks Lakehouse Platform. The Databricks Lakehouse Platform is a breeze to use and analytics capabilities are supported out of the box. You will find it a bit difficult to manage code in notebooks but you will get used to it soon.
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Microsoft
If you are a MS shop specifically, or have more generic data requirement needs from Microsoft sourced data this will work well. If you have a lot of disparate data across a number of unique platforms/cloud systems/3rd party hosted data warehouses then this product will have issues or a lack of documentation on the net. Performance-wise this product is equal to other R platforms out there.
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Pros
Databricks
  • Process raw data in One Lake (S3) env to relational tables and views
  • Share notebooks with our business analysts so that they can use the queries and generate value out of the data
  • Try out PySpark and Spark SQL queries on raw data before using them in our Spark jobs
  • Modern day ETL operations made easy using Databricks. Provide access mechanism for different set of customers
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Microsoft
  • It allows distributed algorithm runs on Hadoop HDFS cluster
  • It allows using different file formats such as SAS7BAT files or complex files in tab or comma delimited making data munging easier
  • It provides scalable solutions by allowing users to re-use R scripts and distributing the computing over nodes through RHadoop
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Cons
Databricks
  • Connect my local code in Visual code to my Databricks Lakehouse Platform cluster so I can run the code on the cluster. The old databricks-connect approach has many bugs and is hard to set up. The new Databricks Lakehouse Platform extension on Visual Code, doesn't allow the developers to debug their code line by line (only we can run the code).
  • Maybe have a specific Databricks Lakehouse Platform IDE that can be used by Databricks Lakehouse Platform users to develop locally.
  • Visualization in MLFLOW experiment can be enhanced
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Microsoft
  • Very steep learning curve... for such a quick and useful tool the learning curve is unacceptable.
  • Very dangerous in the wrong hands. Because most add-ons are pre-written, you have to trust the community that malicious script is not used.
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Likelihood to Renew
Databricks
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Microsoft
In general, Revolution Analytics brings a lot of value to the organization. The renewal decision would be based on return on investment in terms of quantified actionable insights that are getting generated against the cost of the product. Additionally, market brand of the tool and reputation risk in terms of possible acquisition and its impact to overall organizational analytic strategy would be considered as well.
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Usability
Databricks
Because it is an amazing platform for designing experiments and delivering a deep dive analysis that requires execution of highly complex queries, as well as it allows to share the information and insights across the company with their shared workspaces, while keeping it secured.

in terms of graph generation and interaction it could improve their UI and UX
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Microsoft
It is good, easy to use, improvements are being made to the product and more info being shared in the community. It just needs some more time to become more integrated to other platforms and tools/data out there.
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Support Rating
Databricks
One of the best customer and technology support that I have ever experienced in my career. You pay for what you get and you get the Rolls Royce. It reminds me of the customer support of SAS in the 2000s when the tools were reaching some limits and their engineer wanted to know more about what we were doing, long before "data science" was even a name. Databricks truly embraces the partnership with their customer and help them on any given challenge.
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Microsoft
Generally support comes through the forums and user generated channels which are helpful, easy to access, quickly turned around and provided by knowledgeable users. However the support channels are not employees and the channels are often used as a way to learn quick difficult elements of R. Better design, users interface and tutorial options would alleviate the need for this sort of interaction.
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Alternatives Considered
Databricks
Compared to Synapse & Snowflake, Databricks provides a much better development experience, and deeper configuration capabilities. It works out-of-the-box but still allows you intricate customisation of the environment. I find Databricks very flexible and resilient at the same time while Synapse and Snowflake feel more limited in terms of configuration and connectivity to external tools.
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Microsoft
The two are different products for different purposes. But for someone who has little or no experience in R programming, Power BI would be better for starting with. Having said that, Microsoft R is built on R, thus allowing for customization of complex calculations not typically available otherwise.
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Return on Investment
Databricks
  • The ability to spin up a BIG Data platform with little infrastructure overhead allows us to focus on business value not admin
  • DB has the ability to terminate/time out instances which helps manage cost.
  • The ability to quickly access typical hard to build data scenarios easily is a strength.
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Microsoft
  • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
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