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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

MapR

MapR is more well-suited for people who know what they are doing. I consider MapR the Hadoop distribution professionals use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

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

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

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

MapR

  • MapR had very fast I/O throughput. The write speed was several times faster than what we could achieve with the other Hadoop vendors (Cloudera and Hortonworks). This is because MapR does not use HDFS, which is essentially a "meta filesystem". HDFS is built on top of the filesystem provided by the OS. MapR has their filesystem called MapR-FS, which is a true filesystem and accesses the raw disk drives.
  • The MapR filesystem is very easy to integrate with other Linux filesystems. When working with HDFS from Apache Hadoop, you usually have to use either the HDFS API or various Hadoop/HDFS command line utilities to interact with HDFS. You cannot use command line utilities native to the host operation system, which is usually Linux. At least, it is not easily done without setting up NFS, gateways, etc. With MapR-FS, you can mount the filesystem within Linux and use the standard Unix commands to manipulate files.
  • The HBase distribution provided by MapR is very similar to the Apache HBase distribution. Cloudera and Hortonworks add GUIs and other various tools on top of their HBase distributions. The MapR HBase distribution is very similar to the Apache distribution, which is nice if you are more accustomed to using Apache HBase.
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

MapR

  • It takes time to get latest versions of Apache ecosystem tools released as it has to be adapted.
  • When you have issues related to Mapr-FS or Mapr Tables, its hard to figure them out by ourselves.
  • Sometime new ecosystem tools versions are released without proper QA.
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

MapR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

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

MapR

I don't believe there is as much support for MapR yet compared to other more widely known products.
Chavez Kattick | 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

MapR

  • Increased employee efficiency for sure. Our clients have various levels of expertise in their deployment and user teams, and we never receive complaints about MapR.
  • MapR is used by one of our financial services clients who uses it for fraud detection and user pattern analysis. They are able to turn around data much faster than they previously had with in-house applications
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

MapR

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
MapR
7.2

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
MapR

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