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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Databricks Lakehouse Platform (Unified Analytics Platform) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • MATLAB is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

87%
15 Ratings
8.6

MATLAB

86%
54 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

90%
3 Ratings
9.7

MATLAB

97%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.5

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

75%
2 Ratings
9.1

MATLAB

91%
13 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

80%
1 Rating

MATLAB

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

10.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

100%
1 Rating

MATLAB

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

MATLAB

MATLAB really does best for solving computational problems in math and engineering. Especially when you have to use a lot of functions in your solving process, or if you have a nonlinear equation that must be iteratively solved. [MATLAB] can also perform things like integration and derivation on your equations that you put into it.
Anonymous | 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

MATLAB

  • It has a very user friendly library which helps users learn this software fairly quickly in a short span of time.
  • The graphical user interface provided by the software is really good.
  • The code that a person writes allows options for debugging.
  • One can visualize the flow of control of their code inside MATLAB.
Saransh Dikshit | 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

MATLAB

  • MatLab is pricier than most of its competitors and because of this reason, many organizations are moving towards cheaper alternatives - mostly Python.
  • MatLab is inefficient when it comes to performing a large number of iterations. It gets laggy and often crashes. Python is better in this regard.
  • There is a limited number of hardware options (mostly NI) that can be connected directly to the data acquisition toolbox.
Abdullah Umair Bajwa | 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

MATLAB

General

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

Starting Price

$49 per student license

MATLAB Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$8601
Standard$2,1502
Education$5002
Education$2503
Student$494
Student$495
Home$1496
  1. per year
  2. perpetual license
  3. per year
  4. per student license
  5. per student suite license
  6. perpetual license
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

MATLAB

MATLAB 9.7
Based on 4 answers
MATLAB is pretty easy to use. You can extend its capabilities using the programming interface. Very flexible capabilities when it comes to graphical presentation of your data (so many different kinds of options for your plotting needs). Anytime you are working with large data sets, or with matrices, MATLAB is likely to be very helpful.
Tom Reid | 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

MATLAB

MATLAB 9.1
Based on 13 answers
The built-in search engine is not as performing as I wish it would be. However, the YouTube channel has a vast library of informative video that can help understanding the software. Also, many other software have a nice bridge into MATLAB, which makes it very versatile. Overall, the support for MATLAB is good.
Anonymous | 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

MATLAB

How MATLAB compares to its competition or similar open access tools like R (programming language) or SciLab is that it's simply more powerful and capable. It embraces a wider spectrum of possibilities for far more fields than any other environment. R, for example, is intended primarily for the area of statistical computing. SciLab, on the other hand, is a similar open access tool that falls very short in its computing capabilities. It's much slower when running larger scripts and isn't documented or supported nearly as well as MATLAB.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | 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

MATLAB

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

MATLAB

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

MATLAB

  • MATLAB helps us quickly sort through large sets of data because we keep the same script each time we run an analyzation, making it very efficient to run this whole process.
  • The software makes it super easy for us to create plots that we can then show to investors or clients to display our data.
  • We are also looking to create an app for our product, and we will not be able to do that on MATLAB, therefore creating a limiting issue and a new learning curve for a programming language.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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