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Attribute Ratings

  • Databricks Lakehouse Platform (Unified Analytics Platform) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

87%
15 Ratings
7.7

IBM SPSS

77%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM SPSS

100%
16 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

90%
3 Ratings
6.0

IBM SPSS

60%
9 Ratings

Availability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

IBM SPSS

60%
2 Ratings

Performance

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

IBM SPSS

60%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.5

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

75%
2 Ratings
5.0

IBM SPSS

50%
10 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

IBM SPSS

50%
8 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

80%
1 Rating

IBM SPSS

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

IBM SPSS

50%
1 Rating

Professional Services

10.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

100%
1 Rating

IBM SPSS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

If you aren't comfortable programming and you need to do statistics, SPSS is a great choice. Psychology undergrads, for example, have to take statistics. Their difficulty with the programming portion cuts into their ability to learn the actual analyses, so SPSS is good for that. I would love to see IBM SPSS invest more in their UI/UX and increase the usability of this tool because it could be so much better. Their iconography is a mess, there's very little feedback, and don't even get me started on that last "big update" that basically truncated all functionality. The biggest thing I would like to see is to have the "Analyze" function broken into categories, or other buttons, or be able to customize it in some way. Having to repeatedly go through drop down menus to run analysis after analysis is a huge time suck, and very error prone (easy to click on the wrong thing). Lastly, one of the biggest challenges for beginning (and even experienced!) statisticians is interpreting output. More tool tips, feedback, integrated coaching, or something like that to help people understand more about what they are seeing could be so beneficial.
Natasha Hardy,  M.S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

  • SPSS has been around for quite a while and has amassed a large suite of functionality. One of its longest-running features is the ability to automate SPSS via scripting, AKA "syntax." There is a very large community of practice on the internet who can help newbies to quickly scale up their automation abilities with SPSS. And SPSS allows users to save syntax scripting directly from GUI wizards and configuration windows, which can be a real life-saver if one is not an experienced coder.
  • Many statistics package users are doing scientific research with an eye to publish reproducible results. SPSS allows you to save datasets and syntax scripting in a common format, facilitating attempts by peer reviewers and other researchers to quickly and easily attempt to reproduce your results. It's very portable!
  • SPSS has both legacy and modern visualization suites baked into the base software, giving users an easily mountable learning curve when it comes to outputting charts and graphs. It's very easy to start with a canned look and feel of an exported chart, and then you can tweak a saved copy to change just about everything, from colors, legends, and axis scaling, to orientation, labels, and grid lines. And when you've got a chart or graph set up the way you like, you can export it as an image file, or create a template syntax to apply to new visualizations going forward.
  • SPSS makes it easy for even beginner-level users to create statistical coding fields to support multidimensional analysis, ensuring that you never need to destructively modify your dataset.
  • In closing, SPSS's long and successful tenure ensures that just about any question a new user may have about it can be answered with a modicum of Google-fu. There are even several fully-fledged tutorial websites out there for newbie perusal.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

  • Better Localized Testing
  • When they were primarily OSS Spark; it was easier to test/manage releases versus the newer DB Runtime. Wish there was more configuration in Runtime less pick a version.
  • Graphing Support went non-existent; when it was one of their compelling general engine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

  • SPSS is not free and is fairly pricey.
  • For those requiring advanced procedures not on SPSS, programmable coding, like in R Statistics, may be more limited and not as robust and use of R or other programs might be needed.
  • Statistical Package for Social Sciences and can only be used to perform only statistical operations. Further purchases of other packages will be required.
  • Default graphics are far from publication quality. Generally, it’s better to use other programs for graphics.
  • Information about effect size and confidence intervals is missing for many techniques.
Craig West | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0.07 Per DBU

Databricks Lakehouse Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$0.071
Premium$0.101
Enterprise$0.131
  1. Per DBU
Additional Pricing Details

IBM SPSS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$99 Per User Per Month

IBM SPSS Editions & Modules

Edition
Subscription$99.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 10.0
Based on 16 answers
It's super easy to use for newbies and super powerful for power users! It does EVERYTHING you are usually asked to do analytically. Their Help Desk is PHENOMENAL. And I find the upgrade and renewal price to be a good deal.
Lance Huntley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 6.0
Based on 9 answers
SPSS is beginner friendly and user-friendly for beginner analysts and simple statistical tests. It's "click and go" interface does take some learning, but overall this is much easier than other programs I have used and seen. Compared to SAS software, SPSS takes a great deal less familiarizing and it not a matter of learning a coding language like SAS and RStudio.
Julie Ressalam, MPH | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 6.0
Based on 2 answers
SPSS can tend to crash when I am trying to do a lot of data. This can slow me down when I need to do a lot of data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 6.0
Based on 2 answers
SPSS does the job, but it can be slow. I do have to plan a lot of time to get through a huge amount of data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 7.5
Based on 2 answers
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.
Jonatan Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 5.0
Based on 10 answers
I have not contacted IBM SPSS for support myself. However, our IT staff has for trying to get SPSS Text Analytics Module to work. The issue was never resolved, but I'm not sure if it was on the IT's end or on SPSS's end
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 5.0
Based on 8 answers
Have a plan for managing the yearly upgrade cycle. Most users work in the desktop version, so there needs to be a mechanism for either pushing out new versions of the software or a key manager to deal with updated licensing keys. If you have a lot of users this needs to be planned for in advance.
Rebecca T Barber, MBA, PHD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks has a much better edge than Synapse in hundred different ways. Databricks has Photon engine, faster available release in cloud and databricks does not run on Open source spark version so better optimization, better performance and better agility and all kind of performance boost can be achieved in Databricks rather Open source synapse spark
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

[IBM] SPSS is by far the best of the statistics software applications in terms of functionality and accessibility, but its biggest drawback is price. SPSS is prohibitively expensive in comparison to the other competing statistics applications such as R and SAS, making the purchase of a license for an individual very expensive if not covered by employer.
Kenton Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The problem with this tool and all other ones that are at the top of the industry, it's so expensive that soon as another one will be on the market and deliver the same or different value, it will be catastrophic for them. So you get the fact that they are cashing every dime right now like SAS or Hadoop once did. Now, look at them
Jonatan Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Scalability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am neutral because I have not had to look into scalability since I am using as a student.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Again, another level of professional services, this is not their biggest strength but this is the cherry on top. I couldn't think about any other professional services like this one. Now I'm talking about meaningful services that really help out our project and delivery.
Jonatan Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

  • Machine learning is a very new concept and not many universities offer to teach it. My school and a few others have been utilizing Databricks as one of the tools to teach and learn machine learning. By doing this, my university is creating a strong future workforce for the job market.
Ann Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

  • IBM SPSS has allowed me to quickly analyze data for research.
  • IBM SPSS has allowed me to complete analyses in order to submit research findings to conferences and complete manuscripts.
  • IBM SPSS has enabled me to meet research objectives set out in grant proposals.
Ariana Tart-Zelvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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