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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft R

If you are a MS shop specifically, or have more generic data requirement needs from Microsoft sourced data this will work well. If you have a lot of disparate data across a number of unique platforms/cloud systems/3rd party hosted data warehouses then this product will have issues or a lack of documentation on the net. Performance-wise this product is equal to other R platforms out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
5.9
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
7.2
Extend Existing Data Sources
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.4
Automatic Data Format Detection
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.8
MDM Integration
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
3.0

Data Exploration

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.6
Visualization
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
7.0
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.2

Data Preparation

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
5.2
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.2
Data Transformations
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
5.5
Data Encryption
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
3.0
Built-in Processors
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.1

Platform Data Modeling

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.0
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
5.5
Automated Machine Learning
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
5.0
Single platform for multiple model development
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
7.6
Self-Service Model Delivery
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.1

Model Deployment

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.1
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
6.4
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
5.8

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

Microsoft R

  • It allows distributed algorithm runs on Hadoop HDFS cluster
  • It allows using different file formats such as SAS7BAT files or complex files in tab or comma delimited making data munging easier
  • It provides scalable solutions by allowing users to re-use R scripts and distributing the computing over nodes through RHadoop
Shailesh Deshpande | 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 R

  • Very steep learning curve... for such a quick and useful tool the learning curve is unacceptable.
  • Very dangerous in the wrong hands. Because most add-ons are pre-written, you have to trust the community that malicious script is not used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft R

Microsoft R 7.0
Based on 1 answer
In general, Revolution Analytics brings a lot of value to the organization. The renewal decision would be based on return on investment in terms of quantified actionable insights that are getting generated against the cost of the product. Additionally, market brand of the tool and reputation risk in terms of possible acquisition and its impact to overall organizational analytic strategy would be considered as well.
Shailesh Deshpande | 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

Microsoft R

Microsoft R 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is good, easy to use, improvements are being made to the product and more info being shared in the community. It just needs some more time to become more integrated to other platforms and tools/data out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft R

Microsoft R 7.2
Based on 2 answers
Generally support comes through the forums and user generated channels which are helpful, easy to access, quickly turned around and provided by knowledgeable users. However the support channels are not employees and the channels are often used as a way to learn quick difficult elements of R. Better design, users interface and tutorial options would alleviate the need for this sort of interaction.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft R

The two are different products for different purposes. But for someone who has little or no experience in R programming, Power BI would be better for starting with. Having said that, Microsoft R is built on R, thus allowing for customization of complex calculations not typically available otherwise.
Anonymous | 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft R

  • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
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

Microsoft R

General

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

Microsoft R Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
8.0
Microsoft R
5.7

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
7.0

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
9.0
Microsoft R
7.0

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Microsoft R
7.2

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