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Databricks Lakehouse Platform

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Microsoft Power BI

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Score 8.4 out of 100

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

Microsoft Power BI

Using Microsoft Power BI is the best way to analyze data at a very reasonable cost. [Microsoft] Power BI desktop started as a simple tool for data extraction and basic visualization. As a powerful business intelligence solution, they quickly scaled the device to thousands of users within a company. Depending on how the business is measured, finance or CSM teams can gain a lot of insight. Using it as a user allows us to save time and focus on other tasks. The dashboard looks like a renaissance painting because of all the beautiful charts and figures that are available. Importing data and relating them is straightforward.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Publish to Web
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Publish to PDF
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Versioning
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
REST API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Javascript API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Java API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 58 answers
As a company and as an organization, we are very pleased with the system and tool as a whole. In total I believe we have about 50 or so users across multiple departments (1/10 of our organization size). Because of the variety of use cases that the system can support across different team[s], it has become a very powerful tool as part of our arsenal. As a CSM here, I am using the tool almost daily for deeper and further insights and analysis on my customer portfolio.
Greg Watkins | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 54 answers
Microsoft's support is great most times, they will respond fast and make everything to come to a solution. Also, the software is very well documented, so many times there is no need to contact the support because the documentation may have a solution right away
Nadyan Pscheidt | 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

Microsoft Power BI

[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 .
Dustin Ghia | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • 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.
christian Maxwell | 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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

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