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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

Tableau Online

In our specific use case, we only require a once a day refresh of our data which allows the entire online system to operate off of extracts. That is very important as we use our daytime working hours to work on feature updates and implementation items rather than having to worry about any extra load on our database (which would be required with a direct connection to the online system). Importing the extracts is rather seamless and robust enough to handle large volumes of data.Scenarios where Tableau Online would be less appropriate is where there is a high need to export and distribute data and reports. That functionality is rather limited in the online system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.4
Publish to Web
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.6
Publish to PDF
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.7
Report Versioning
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.0

Access Control and Security

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.0
REST API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.2
Javascript API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.1
iFrames
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
7.9
Java API
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
7.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
7.8

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

Tableau Online

  • Tableau Online is completely cloud based and that's why the reports and dashboards are accessible even on the go. One doesn't always need to access the office laptop to access the reports.
  • The visualizations are interactive and one can quickly change the level at which they want to view the information. For example, one person might be more interested in looking at the country level performances rather than client level. This is intuitive and one doesn't need to create multiple reports for the same.
  • The feature to ask questions in plain vanilla English language is great and helpful. For quick adhoc fact checks one can simply type what they are looking for and the Natural Language Programming algorithms under the hood parse the query, interpret it and then fetch the results accordingly in a visual form.
Raman Ahuja | 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

Tableau Online

  • Can be a steep learning curve for new users
  • Modeling and building algorithms aren't always intuitive and take some testing/retesting to ensure it's working as it should
  • Inability to integrate easily with our HRIS platform. Reports are pulled from HRIS at various intervals and uploaded into Tableau
Anonymous | 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

Tableau Online

Tableau Online 8.5
Based on 20 answers
It’s somewhat hard to navigate through its menu system structure if you know what you’re looking for, but don’t know where it’s stored. It navigates like a file explorer so at least everyone can understand it. The dashboards you are able to create can be as custom as you want them. But, it requires that you truly take time to invest in what you want to see and what you deem important
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Online

Tableau Online 8.4
Based on 19 answers
I personally do not use the support often, mainly because it is fairly easy to use and requires little assistance once up and running. But there is a good community support you can tap into so there is a lot of existing information and "how to" information available online. In addition, since it is pretty widely used, there were many members on our team already experienced in using the tools
Tom Laughlin | 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

Tableau Online

We selected Tableau Online as it was more easy to integrate it with our SaaS platform and get going in no time. It is much more intuitive, easy, and quick to create dashboards using Tableau than other competitors. Also the pricing provided by Tableau to us was very competitive and unbeatable.
Tanish Pruthi | 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

Tableau Online

  • Extremely helpful for creating and sharing dashboards with key product performance metrics that enabled decisions to be made quickly and productively
  • Enabled weekly/monthly reports to key stakeholders to keep projects on track
  • Easy to add or remove users as associates move between projects which enabled faster onboarding to data
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

Tableau Online

General

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

Tableau Online Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
8.0
Tableau Online
8.3

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
9.0
Tableau Online
8.5

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Tableau Online
8.4

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