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Score 8.5 out of 100

Microsoft Power BI

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    121 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    140 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    128 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Power BI

    83%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    140 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    139 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    105 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    136 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    130 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    122 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    102 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    105 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    76 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Power BI

    83%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    132 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    123 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    103 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Microsoft Power BI

    87%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    121 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    104 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    112 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    96 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Power BI

    83%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    114 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    101 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    115 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Microsoft Power BI

    80%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    73 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    57 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    56 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    47 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    64 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    46 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Databricks Lakehouse Platform (Unified Analytics Platform) is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Microsoft Power BI is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Databricks Lakehouse Platform (Unified Analytics Platform) and Microsoft Power BI are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    87%
    15 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft Power BI

    87%
    142 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Power BI

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    90%
    3 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Power BI

    86%
    57 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.6

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    76%
    2 Ratings
    8.5

    Microsoft Power BI

    85%
    53 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    8.0

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    80%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Power BI

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services

    10.0

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    100%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Power BI

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Databricks

    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.
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    Microsoft

    In operations we use the tool for many different topics, from factory quality systems to high level reviews. We have created kind of an internal "App Store" based on Power BI where you have a lot of different dashboards for different solutions (cost, cash, health and safety, sales, factories, distribution centers...) and you as an user just need to get in that "App Store" and enter in whatever tool can be useful for you. It is open to all the operations employees and can use on demand. Also it has raised the imagination of our colleagues, as they are not only working by themselves creating new reports, but also raising fantastic ideas that can be extended for the usage of all the community.
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    Pros

    Databricks

    • 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
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    Microsoft

    • Quickly filter and view granular data sets with easily configurable reporting figures.
    • The ability to quickly switch between tabs allows for historical data comparisons and progress tracking.
    • It's helpful to dive into the data and break it down from high levels to small.
    • Achieve actionable insights faster by using real-time data. It's incredible to have online access to reports.
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    Cons

    Databricks

    • 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.
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    Microsoft

    • The desktop app is great but needs a lot of performance improvements
    • No MacOS Version for the Desktop app, this is a big limitation for business since executives prefer Macs
    • Premium Cloud Version of Power BI is awfully expensive
    • On-Premise Version of the Power BI Reports Server is bundled only with SQL Server Enterprise License and cannot be purchased separately and requires Software Assurance Subscription
    • On-Premise Power BI Report Server doesn't support ADFS, AzureAD or any Claims-Based authentication platform, a sad disadvantage for enterprises
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    Pricing Details

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Starting Price

    $0.07 Per DBU

    Editions & Modules

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard$0.071
    Premium$0.102
    Enterprise$0.133

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Microsoft Power BI

    Starting Price

    $9.99 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft Power BI editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Power BI Pro$9.991
    Power BI Premium$20.002
    Power BI Premium$4,995.003

    Footnotes

    1. Per User/Per Month
    2. Per User/Per Month
    3. Per Capacity/Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Databricks

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    I find it helpful and easy to use
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    Usability

    Databricks

    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
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    Microsoft

    At this point, I think we all know who has taken the lead in the business intelligence and analytics market worldwide. With fresh new updates every other day on top of an already robustly built product with all features that one can dream of is a no brainer, I feel. Microsoft will invariably be synonymous with quality and professionalism.
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    Support Rating

    Databricks

    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.
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    Microsoft

    I can't really speak to the support overall, [but] I will say that in the almost three years I have used the system, I have only needed to contact their support team once. I think the team was helpful, but it did take some time for us to resolve the issues/ request that they had. I guess the good news is that the system is pretty stable, and I personally have rarely needed to contact their technical support team.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Databricks

    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
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    Microsoft

    [Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
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    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Databricks

    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
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    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Professional Services

    Databricks

    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.
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    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Databricks

    • 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.
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    Microsoft

    • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
    • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
    • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
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