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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks has helped my teams write PySpark and Spark SQL jobs and test them out before formally integrating them in Spark jobs. Through Databricks we can create parquet and JSON output files. Datamodelers and scientists who are not very good with coding can get good insight into the data using the notebooks that can be developed by the engineers.
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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

  • It supports all data science programming languages like Python and R
  • it takes very few minutes to deploy models into production
  • it has tools that ensures collaborations between developers
Kofi Joshua | 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

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This has been very useful in my organization for shared notebooks, integrated data pipeline automation and data sources integrations. Integration with AWS is seamless. Non tech users can easily learn how to use Databricks. You can have your company LDAP connect to it for login based access controls to some extent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Machine Learning

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Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

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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

I also use Microsoft Azure Machine Learning in parallel with Databricks. They use different file formats which teach me to be flexible and able to write different programs. They are equally useful to me and I would like to master both platforms for any future usage. I do prefer Databricks because it could be free if I decided to go with the Databricks Community Edition only.
Ann Le | 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

Return on Investment

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

  • Rapid growth of analytics within our company.
  • Cost model aligns with usage allowing us to make a reasonable initial investment and scale the cost as we realize the value.
  • Platform is easy to learn and Databricks provides excellent support and training.
  • Platform does not require a large DevOPs investment
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IBM Watson Machine Learning

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Pricing Details

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

General

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

Databricks Lakehouse Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$0.071
Premium$0.101
Enterprise$0.131
  1. Per DBU
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IBM Watson Machine Learning

General

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

IBM Watson Machine Learning Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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