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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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

MATLAB

MATLAB is great for (and already widely used) for academic/scholarly projects, but that doesn't mean it isn't useful outside those contexts! We've found it great for quickly getting ideas down into useable code for prototyping. We do not find that MATLAB is great for writing code that can be used in "real world" applications like web apps, but code can be ported to another language if needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

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

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

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

MATLAB

  • It has a very user friendly library which helps users learn this software fairly quickly in a short span of time.
  • The graphical user interface provided by the software is really good.
  • The code that a person writes allows options for debugging.
  • One can visualize the flow of control of their code inside MATLAB.
Saransh Dikshit | 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

MATLAB

  • MatLab is pricier than most of its competitors and because of this reason, many organizations are moving towards cheaper alternatives - mostly Python.
  • MatLab is inefficient when it comes to performing a large number of iterations. It gets laggy and often crashes. Python is better in this regard.
  • There is a limited number of hardware options (mostly NI) that can be connected directly to the data acquisition toolbox.
Abdullah Umair Bajwa | 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

MATLAB

MATLAB 9.4
Based on 3 answers
The best thing about MATLAB is the variety of research and development fields it supports. The reason for this rating is that it is best used for medical images enhancement and signal processing, it is also used for speech to text conversion. This tool server is best when the demand is for machine learning.
Jatin Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MATLAB

MATLAB 8.1
Based on 8 answers
The built-in search engine is not as performing as I wish it would be. However, the YouTube channel has a vast library of informative video that can help understanding the software. Also, many other software have a nice bridge into MATLAB, which makes it very versatile. Overall, the support for MATLAB is good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

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

MATLAB

How MATLAB compares to its competition or similar open access tools like R (programming language) or SciLab is that it's simply more powerful and capable. It embraces a wider spectrum of possibilities for far more fields than any other environment. R, for example, is intended primarily for the area of statistical computing. SciLab, on the other hand, is a similar open access tool that falls very short in its computing capabilities. It's much slower when running larger scripts and isn't documented or supported nearly as well as MATLAB.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | 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

MATLAB

  • MATLAB helps us quickly sort through large sets of data because we keep the same script each time we run an analyzation, making it very efficient to run this whole process.
  • The software makes it super easy for us to create plots that we can then show to investors or clients to display our data.
  • We are also looking to create an app for our product, and we will not be able to do that on MATLAB, therefore creating a limiting issue and a new learning curve for a programming language.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

General

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

MATLAB

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
MATLAB
8.6

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
MATLAB
9.4

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
MATLAB
8.1

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