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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 Watson Studio

Watson Studio is optimal for experienced data scientists and machine learning professionals to develop and deploy models quickly while enforcing best practices that set up projects for deployment and management down the road. It's not appropriate for people without a data science or machine learning background for production use; the ease of the visual modelers does not mean it makes machine learning easy or intuitive.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.3
IBM Watson Studio
6.9
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
IBM Watson Studio
8.1
Extend Existing Data Sources
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
Automatic Data Format Detection
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
IBM Watson Studio
5.6
MDM Integration
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
6.6

Data Exploration

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Visualization
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
IBM Watson Studio
8.0
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.7

Data Preparation

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.3
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
IBM Watson Studio
6.9
Data Transformations
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
IBM Watson Studio
8.0
Data Encryption
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
IBM Watson Studio
6.7
Built-in Processors
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.7

Platform Data Modeling

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.3
IBM Watson Studio
7.8
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
IBM Watson Studio
8.4
Automated Machine Learning
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Single platform for multiple model development
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Self-Service Model Delivery
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.5

Model Deployment

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.5
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.8

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 Watson Studio

  • It is easy to use and I don't need to have a team full of data scientists to use them
  • It is easy to deploy when the models are trained and we don't need to hire many software engineers to take care of deployment
  • It allows us to test different models rapidly and so helps to accelerate the product development process
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 Watson Studio

  • No ability to audit/log activity
  • Difficult to secure
  • No access to underlying infrastructure
  • Poor reliability and performance
  • Machine learning capability too basic/simple and black box nature means it is difficult to validate/trust
  • Limited ability to customise Watson Analytics visualisation
  • Poor support response times
  • Poor native support for Softlayer S3 storage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
because we find out that DSX results have improved our approach to the whole subject (data, models, procedures)
Davide Tognon | 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 Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 9.6
Based on 2 answers
The UI flawlessly merges this offering by providing a neat, minimal, responsive interface
Isaiah King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
From time to time there are services unavailable, but we have been always informed before and they got back to work sooner than expected
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Never had slow response even on our very busy network
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I received answers mostly at once and got answered even further my question: they gave me interesting points of view and suggestion for deepening in the learning path
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The trainers on the job are very smart with solutions and very able in teaching
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The Platform is very handy and suggests further steps according my previous interests
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It surprised us with unpredictable case of use and brand new points of view
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

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

IBM Watson Studio

The learning curve for DSX is smaller compared to other tools. The data science user base often has preferred tools that they have used previously which are often not DSX which makes adoption of DSX by trained data scientists harder than new users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It helped us in getting from 0 to DSX without getting lost
Davide Tognon | 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 Watson Studio

  • Could instantly show data driven insights to drive 20% incremental revenue over existing results
  • Still don't have a real use case for unstructured data like twitter feed
  • Some of the insights around user actions have driven new projects to automate mundane tasks
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 Watson Studio

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
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
IBM Watson Studio
9.6

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Performance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

In-Person Training

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Online Training

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Implementation Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Scalability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

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