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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

87%
15 Ratings
8.9

Tableau Prep

89%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Prep

80%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

90%
3 Ratings
7.0

Tableau Prep

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.5

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

75%
2 Ratings
5.6

Tableau Prep

56%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Tableau Prep

60%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

80%
1 Rating

Tableau Prep

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

10.0

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

100%
1 Rating

Tableau Prep

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Prep

If your data sets are coming in without much stewardship then Tableau Prep can help to clean the data before you start trying to create visualizations for your end users. You will save a lot of time this way - rather than seeing problems once you are creating dashboards. If you don't have large data sets or your data is relatively simple, then Tableau Prep may not be needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Tableau Prep

  • Display the raw data coming in from the data warehouse
  • Point out situations that might be erroneous
  • Show the distribution of raw data figures
Anonymous | 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 Prep

  • Use of Macros within Workflow (and more types of automation)
  • Join Editor also giving a SQL Update Query
  • More types of visuals
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

General

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

Starting Price

$0.07 Per DBU

Databricks Lakehouse Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$0.071
Premium$0.101
Enterprise$0.131
  1. Per DBU
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Prep

General

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

Starting Price

Tableau Prep Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a valuable tool for generating and cleaning files for multiple purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 9.0
Based on 3 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

Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It works well and is user friendly for the basics but needs more options for bring in data (using SQL queries for example) and export format options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 7.5
Based on 2 answers
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.
Jonatan Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep 5.6
Based on 5 answers
I have not really had to reach out for any kind of customer support for Tableau Prep, so I can't really say. However, the support that Tableau has given for their other products has been great, so I would assume it would be the same here. They are also constantly adding new features and providing software updates, and that is always a plus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Live connections to cloud services (Google Sheets for example) and cloud hosted databases (cloud hosted SIS for example) for scheduled flows are not supported
Anonymous | 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

Tableau Prep

Before Prep, we had to do all the data joining and connecting in a Tableau Workbook. Not only did this cause workbooks connected with live data to run frustratingly slowly, a new connection and set-up had to be established every time a new workbook as created, even if you were working with the same data. The extracts produced by Prep allow several workbooks to be working from the same data set-up without any additional work, saving time and stress.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Jonatan Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Prep

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Professional Services

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Databricks Lakehouse Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Jonatan Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Prep

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Tableau Prep

  • Quicker data sets for online reports
  • More efficient data cleaning Ad Hoc reports
  • Costly if using data management to schedule data pull and cleaning (priced per viewer accounts not creator accounts)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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