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Databricks Lakehouse Platform

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IBM Watson Studio

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Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

[Databricks Lakehouse Platform (Unified Analytics Platform)] makes the power of Spark accessible. Databricks's proactive and customer-centric service. It is a highly adaptable solution for data engineering, data science, and AI. Load times are not consistent and no ability to restrict data access to specific users or groups.
Gilrod Maerina | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

If you are a small company with insufficient funding, it would be better to go with open source resources because they are free and do the same job. If you are a bigger company with enough resources, then IBM Watson Studio could be better in terms of security and accessibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Extend Existing Data Sources
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Automatic Data Format Detection
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
MDM Integration
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
6.8

Data Exploration

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Visualization
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.0

Data Preparation

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.3
Data Transformations
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Data Encryption
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Built-in Processors
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.9

Platform Data Modeling

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Automated Machine Learning
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Single platform for multiple model development
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Self-Service Model Delivery
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Model Deployment

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.0
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
6.6

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 Studio

  • Integration of IBM Watson APIs such as speech to text, image recognition, personality insights, etc.
  • SPSS modeler and neural network model provide no-code environments for data scientists to build pipelines quickly.
  • Enforced best-practices set up POCs for deployment in production with a minimum of re-work.
  • Estimator validation lets data scientists test and prove different models.
Christopher Penn | 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 Studio

  • The cost is steep and so only companies with resources can afford it
  • It will be nice to have Chinese versions so that Chinese engineers can also use it easily
  • It takes a while to learn how to input different kinds of skin defects for detection
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
because we find out that DSX results have improved our approach to the whole subject (data, models, procedures)
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 8.0
Based on 2 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 Studio

IBM Watson Studio 9.6
Based on 2 answers
The UI flawlessly merges this offering by providing a neat, minimal, responsive interface
Isaiah King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
From time to time there are services unavailable, but we have been always informed before and they got back to work sooner than expected
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Never had slow response even on our very busy network
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not had the need of support from Databricks [Lakehouse Platform] team itself to the date
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I received answers mostly at once and got answered even further my question: they gave me interesting points of view and suggestion for deepening in the learning path
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The trainers on the job are very smart with solutions and very able in teaching
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The Platform is very handy and suggests further steps according my previous interests
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 7.3
Based on 2 answers
It surprised us with unpredictable case of use and brand new points of view
Davide Tognon | 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 Studio

The main reason I personally changed over from Azure ML Studio is because it lacked any support for significant custom modelling with packages and services such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit and Spark ML. IBM Watson Studio provides these services and does so in a well integrated and easy to use fashion making it a preferable service over the other services that I have personally used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It helped us in getting from 0 to DSX without getting lost
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Studio

  • Could instantly show data driven insights to drive 20% incremental revenue over existing results
  • Still don't have a real use case for unstructured data like twitter feed
  • Some of the insights around user actions have driven new projects to automate mundane tasks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Watson Studio

General

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

IBM Watson Studio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
8.6
IBM Watson Studio
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
8.0
IBM Watson Studio
9.6

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Performance

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
5.0
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

In-Person Training

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Online Training

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Implementation Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Scalability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

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