50 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Databricks Lakehouse Platform (Unified Analytics Platform) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

87%
15 Ratings
5.0

IBM Watson Machine Learning

50%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

90%
3 Ratings

IBM Watson Machine Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.5

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

75%
2 Ratings
4.0

IBM Watson Machine Learning

40%
2 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

80%
1 Rating

IBM Watson Machine Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

10.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

100%
1 Rating

IBM Watson Machine Learning

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 Watson Machine Learning

Wherever you have a well qualified, segregated, data set with a clear problem definition any machine learning tool can be deployed. However, the key is to help the client define the problem to create the baseline on the performance and show improvements. It may so happen that we may not need a machine learning tool. This is where the execution of IBM Watson Machine Learning is lacking.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | 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 Watson Machine Learning

  • Good machine learning tool
  • Easy integration
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | 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 Watson Machine Learning

  • IBM Watson Machine Learning delivery is challenging
  • IBM Watson's deployment business skill gap
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | 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 Watson Machine Learning

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Watson Machine Learning Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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 Watson Machine Learning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Watson Machine Learning

IBM Watson Machine Learning 4.0
Based on 2 answers
IBM had a hard time providing business level support. There were a lot of data scientists and technology experts but rarely a simple business person shows up. Also the way IBM operates IBM Consulting has competing priorities as compared to IBM Technology. This has resulted in a lot of confusion at the client's end.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | 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 Watson Machine Learning

We have been using Microsoft Azure as a machine learning tool. But the challenges remain the same. These are all tools that you need a robust analysis before a decision on the tool. Unfortunately, the technology company cannot make that determination due to lack of core business understanding. Without that the project is doomed.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | 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 Watson Machine Learning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Watson Machine Learning

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 Watson Machine Learning

No answers on this topic

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