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Score 8.5 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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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
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    138 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    164 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    143 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    157 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    160 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    121 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    156 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Tableau Desktop

    83%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    147 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    147 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    113 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    120 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    71 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Tableau Desktop

    85%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    152 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    147 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    124 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Tableau Desktop

    84%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    137 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    116 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    127 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    75 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Tableau Desktop

    79%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    121 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    180 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    114 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Tableau Desktop

    76%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    55 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    49 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    47 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    44 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    50 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    87%
    15 Ratings
    8.6

    Tableau Desktop

    86%
    192 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    Tableau Desktop

    89%
    39 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    91%
    3 Ratings
    8.8

    Tableau Desktop

    88%
    66 Ratings

    Availability

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Performance

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1

    Tableau Desktop

    61%
    18 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.6

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    76%
    2 Ratings
    7.7

    Tableau Desktop

    77%
    75 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Tableau Desktop

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    68 Ratings

    Configurability

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    2 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    8.0

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    80%
    1 Rating

    Tableau Desktop

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Tableau Desktop

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Professional Services

    10.0

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    100%
    1 Rating

    Tableau Desktop

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Databricks Lakehouse Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    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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    Tableau

    Tableau Desktop is one the finest tool available in the market with such a wide range of capabilities in its suite that makes it easy to generate insights. Further, if optimally designed, then its reports are fairly simple to understand, yet capable enough to make changes at the required levels. One can create a variety of visualizations as required by the business or the clients. The data pipelines in the backend are very robust. The tableau desktop also provides options to develop the reports in developer mode, which is one of the finest features to embed and execute even the most complex possible logic. It's easier to operate, simple to navigate, and fluent to understand by the users.
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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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    Tableau

    • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
    • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
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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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    Tableau

    • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
    • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
    • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
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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

    Tableau Desktop

    Starting Price

    $70 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Tableau Desktop editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Tableau Creator$70.001

    Footnotes

    1. Per User / Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    All pricing plans are billed annually.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Databricks

    No answers on this topic

    Tableau

    Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our 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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    Tableau

    Tableau Desktop has proven to be a lifesaver in many situations. Once we've completed the initial setup, it's simple to use. It has all of the features we need to quickly and efficiently synthesize our data. Tableau Desktop has advanced capabilities to improve our company's data structure and enable self-service for our employees.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Databricks

    No answers on this topic

    Tableau

    When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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    Performance

    Databricks

    No answers on this topic

    Tableau

    Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
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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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    Tableau

    I have never really used support much, to be honest. I think the support is not as user-friendly to search and use it. I did have an encounter with them once and it required a bit of going back and forth for licensing before reaching a resolution. They did solve my issue though
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    In-Person Training

    Databricks

    No answers on this topic

    Tableau

    It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
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    Online Training

    Databricks

    No answers on this topic

    Tableau

    The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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    Implementation Rating

    Databricks

    No answers on this topic

    Tableau

    Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
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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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    Tableau

    If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
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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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    Tableau

    No answers on this topic

    Scalability

    Databricks

    No answers on this topic

    Tableau

    Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
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    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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    Tableau

    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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    Tableau

    • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
    • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
    • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
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