20 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
36 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

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

Hortonworks Data Platform

I find HDP easy to use and solves most of the problems for people looking to manage their big data. Evaluating the Hortonworks Data Platform is easy as it is free to download and install in your cluster. Single node cluster available as Sandbox is also easy for POCs.
Piyush Routray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Hortonworks Data Platform
Visualization
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Hortonworks Data Platform
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Hortonworks Data Platform

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

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

Hortonworks Data Platform

  • It does a good job of packaging a lot of big data components into bundles and lets you use the ones you are interested in or need. It supports an extensive list of components which lets us solve many problems.
  • It provides the ability to manage installations and maintenance using Apache Ambari. It helps us in using management packs to install/upgrade components easily. It also helps us add, remove components, add, remove hosts, perform upgrades in a convenient manner. It also provides alerts and notifications and monitors the environment.
  • What they excel in is packaging open source components that are relevant and are useful to solve and complement each other as well as contribute to enhancing those components. They do a great job in the community to keep on top of what would be useful to users, fixing bugs and working with other companies and individuals to make the platform better.
Anonymous | 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

Hortonworks Data Platform

  • Since it doesn't come with propriety tools for big data management, additional integration is need (for query handling, search, etc).
  • It was very straightforward to store clinical data without relations, such as data from sensors of a medical device. But it has limitations when needed to combine the data with other clinical data in structured format (e.g. lab results, diagnosis).
  • Overall look and feel of front-end management tools (e.g. monitoring) are not good. It is not bad but it doesn't look professional.
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

Hortonworks Data Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hortonworks Data Platform

Hortonworks Data Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Try not to change variable names.
Wonoh Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

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

Hortonworks Data Platform

There are many alternatives, but in order to provide a short list:
- Cloudera CDP is the obvious contendant or alternative, being a leader in big data platforms
- MapR
Cloud options:
- AWS
- Azure
- Google
Also, it is worth noting that Hortonworks has been the replacement selected by IBM for its former BigInsights big data infrastructure offering.
Fernando López Bello | 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

Hortonworks Data Platform

  • Positive ROI for streaming use cases.
  • Negative impact on staffing, it will require 1-2 FTEs more than Cloudera or a BI operations team.
  • Positive ROI for Ambari and the ELK stack. You will get great capabilities for IT Operations.
Steve Gonzales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

General

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

Hortonworks Data Platform

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
Hortonworks Data Platform
7.9

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Hortonworks Data Platform

Implementation Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Hortonworks Data Platform
9.0

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