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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

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

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics helped us a lot as we have the data that has been used by the different users across various geographies. The solution did a great job in enabling the data dashboard collaboration and data merging activities. It opens the world of opportunities in the field of data analytics and visualizations. It is the most powerful and highly secured business intelligence tool available in the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Customizable dashboards
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Publish to Web
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.2
Publish to PDF
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Report Versioning
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Predictive Analytics
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7

Access Control and Security

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
REST API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Javascript API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
iFrames
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Java API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6

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

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • They sell the product well, and make promises you will actually believe
  • "checks the box" for most features a company would need. Doesn't actually deliver them though
  • They answer the phone in a timely manner. Can't answer your questions or provide support, but the queue time isn't bad
  • They have online documentation. It's not up to date, and likely doesn't reflect the version of software you are using, but hey... they can point to it.
Jeff Harris | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • The graph options are not as robust as an Excel user might want.
  • The metadata layer can sometimes be slower, and it takes a long time for reports to run.
  • Viewing the data feed entered can be cumbersome at times, in terms of validation with reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
Paul Campbell | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.5
Based on 7 answers
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 10 answers
MicroStrategy's support is very good. We don't have a lot of technical issues in the first place, but when we do have to open a case with them, their front-line engineers seem very capable and resolve most of the issues without escalation. Our sales team is also very good and keeps us in the loop on new features and makes sure we are satisfied customers.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We measured following KPI for the success
  • Increase in Business Feeds Loads
  • Reduction in Controllers Manual Work.
  • Conversion of Manual Work into Systematic Workflows.
  • Increase in Customer Spend
  • Reduction in Service costs
  • Reduction in time-to-market for new campaigns
  • Increase in cross sell and Up sell
  • Error reduction in customer Identification
  • Existing client retained
Dharmesh Shah | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 2 answers
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
Paul Campbell | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
Toreyan Clarke | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

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

MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Desktop$6001
  1. per named user
SaaS Edition
Web$6001
Web$300,0002
Mobile$6003
Mobile$300,0004
  1. per named user
  2. per CPU core
  3. per named user
  4. per CPU core
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
9.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Performance

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Online Training

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Implementation Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Scalability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

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