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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

It is well suited if your data is quite complex and many data rules are in place. You have to write real complex data joins to generate output. While DataStage can handle it and provide you an intuitive design for support and analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Visualization
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.5
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage

Data Source Connection

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.6
Connect to traditional data sources
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.3
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0

Data Transformations

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.7
Simple transformations
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
10.0
Complex transformations
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.3

Data Modeling

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.6
Data model creation
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0
Metadata management
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.7
Business rules and workflow
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.5
Collaboration
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.5
Testing and debugging
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.1
feature 1
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0

Data Governance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0
Integration with data quality tools
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.5
Integration with MDM tools
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.5

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

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Connectivity.
  • Handling large numbers of records.
  • Varied partitioning algorithms.
  • Complementary packages of connectivity to applications, SAP, etc.
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

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Unified processing engine.
  • Pricing.
Gonzalo Angeleri | 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

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because it is robust, and it is being continuously improved.DS is one of the most used and recognized tools in the market. Large companies have implemented it in the first instance to develop their DW, but finding the advantages it has, they could use it for other types of projects such as migrations, application feeding, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could load thousands of records in seconds. But in the Parallel version, you need to understand how to particionate the data. If you use the algorithms erroneously, or the functionalities that it gives for the parsing of data, the performance can fall drastically, even with few records.It is necessary to have people with experience to be able to determine which algorithm to use and understand why.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I mainly handle support cases with IBM and the support is really lagging behind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

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

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

DataStage offers better integration capabilities without the need to write code manually. It also has a native ETL engine whereas MSIS requires a SQL Server. It has better integration capabilities with data quality, data profiling and data governance tools. The main drawback of DataStage vs. MSIS is pricing.
Gonzalo Angeleri | 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

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Provides us an excellent ETL application
  • Made our data handling easy
  • Provide the business with high quality reports
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

General

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

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

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
8.8
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0

Performance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0

Support

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
5.0

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