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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Unified Analytics 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

Google BigQuery

BigQuery is unlike anything we've used as a big data tool. It is perfectly suited to query large data sets quickly and to store those large data sets for any time use. It's perfect for storing data and using it for reports. Logging data is the perfect application for BigQuery, but transactional data is possible as well
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.3
Google BigQuery
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Google BigQuery
Extend Existing Data Sources
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Google BigQuery
Automatic Data Format Detection
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
Google BigQuery

Data Exploration

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Google BigQuery
Visualization
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Google BigQuery
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Google BigQuery

Data Preparation

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
Google BigQuery
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
Google BigQuery
Data Transformations
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Google BigQuery
Data Encryption
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
Google BigQuery
Built-in Processors
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
Google BigQuery

Platform Data Modeling

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.3
Google BigQuery
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Google BigQuery
Automated Machine Learning
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
Google BigQuery
Single platform for multiple model development
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Google BigQuery
Self-Service Model Delivery
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
Google BigQuery

Model Deployment

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.5
Google BigQuery
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
Google BigQuery
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
Google BigQuery

Database-as-a-Service

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Google BigQuery
9.0
Automatic software patching
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Google BigQuery
9.3
Database scalability
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Google BigQuery
9.3
Automated backups
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Google BigQuery
8.6
Database security provisions
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Google BigQuery
8.9
Monitoring and metrics
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Google BigQuery
8.8
Automatic host deployment
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Google BigQuery
8.9

Pros

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

  • Extremely Flexible in Data Scenarios
  • Fantastic Performance
  • DB is always updating the system so we can have latest features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

  • How many pros can a person type? This storage program gives workers and students the reality of unlimited storage space. I have never came close to overfilling my google cloud storage because it's huge and the best. I can view anything I save on there from any of my internet devices which is very important.
  • Depending on how you have the program set up - either online or through an application that lives on your desktop, dragging and dropping files to and from Cloud Storage couldn't be any more uncomplicated. Plus, new users who meet certain criteria - like updating personal security, or share the program receive additional free online storage.
  • The array of tools is very impressive, intuitive to use, and well organized in the sense that you don't have to go looking for individual apps. They're all easily accessed via a single dropdown.
Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

  • The navigation through which one would create a workspace is a bit confusing at first. It takes a couple minutes to figure out how to create a folder and upload files since it is not the same as traditional file systems such as box.com
  • Also, when you create a table, if you forgot to copy the link where the table is stored, it is hard to relocate it. Most of the time I would have to delete the table and re-created.
Ann Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

  • Though it is SQL some syntax are different but they are getting used to after you use for some time.
  • The legacy SQL is in beta state but can be used and you can run the query with simple SQL.
  • More documentation is needed for using User-defined functions in Big Query.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

Databricks Unified Analytics 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

Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery 9.0
Based on 1 answer
BigQuery is a little bit difficult to learn at first. The tools are all there but it takes a few hours of practice and trial and error to be comfortable processing a large dataset. It can handle quite a bit and the cloud storage makes those experimental practice hours much easier to do in your spare time. The software is capable of doing a lot, it's just a matter of being patient and learning the ways of BigQuery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery 8.5
Based on 8 answers
I rated the overall support for Google BigQuery as a mediocre five because it has limited support from Google. Instead, it is heavily dependent on an organization's IT resources such as SQL analysts and Data Architects to run big data reports or maintain data quality. Additionally, if errors occur during a run of complex SQL queries or when sending data to Google BigQuery from other sources, Google provides basic email support which needs to be complemented with internal data warehouse support to fix the root cause of the database errors. Finally, due to constraints on the amount of data an analyst can query or pay the additional cost when exceeding the limit, basic Google support is not sufficient to meet data needs without interruption.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

Easier to set up and get started. Less of a learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

Spinning up, provisioning, maintaining and debugging a Hadoop solution can be non-trivial, painful. I'm talking about both GCE based or HDInsight clusters. It requires expertise (+ employee hire, costs). With BigQuery if someone has a good SQL knowledge (and maybe a little programming), can already start to test and develop. All of the infrastructure and platform services are taken care of. Google BigQuery is a magnitudes simpler to use than Hadoop, but you have to evaluate the costs. BigQuery billing is dependent on your data size and how much data your query touches.
Csaba Toth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Databricks Unified Analytics 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

Google BigQuery

  • Google BigQuery has had enormous impact in terms of ROI to our business, as it has allowed us to ease our dependence on our physical servers, which we pay for monthly from another hosting service. We have been able to run multiple enterprise scale data processing applications with almost no investment
  • Since our business is highly client focused, Google Cloud Platform, and BigQuery specifically, has allowed us to get very granular in how our usage should be attributed to different projects, clients, and teams.
  • Plain and simple, I believe the meager investments that we have made in Google BigQuery have paid themselves back hundreds of times over.
Alex Andrews | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

General

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

Google BigQuery

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.9
Google BigQuery
8.3

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Google BigQuery
9.0

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Google BigQuery
8.5

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