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Score 8.5 out of 100
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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

Amazon Redshift

If the number of connections is expected to be low, but the amounts of data are large or projected to grow it is a good solutions especially if there is previous exposure to PostgreSQL. Speaking of Postgres, Redshift is based on several versions old releases of PostgreSQL so the developers would not be able to take advantage of some of the newer SQL language features. The queries need some fine-tuning still, indexing is not provided, but playing with sorting keys becomes necessary. Lastly, there is no notion of the Primary Key in Redshift so the business must be prepared to explain why duplication occurred (must be vigilant for)
Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Amazon Redshift
Visualization
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Amazon Redshift
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Amazon Redshift

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

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

Amazon Redshift

  • Redshift is fully managed. Small teams do not have the resources to maintain a cluster. CloudWatch metrics are provided out-of-the-box, and it is easy to configure alarms.
  • Redshift's console allows you to easily inspect and manage queries, and manage the performance of the cluster.
  • Redshift is ubiquitous; many products (e.g., ETL services) integrate with it out-of-the-box.
  • Writing .csvs to S3 and querying them through Redshift Spectrum is convenient.
Gavin Hackeling | 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

Amazon Redshift

  • It could benefit from adding data integrity and programming tools common to other database management systems.
  • Amazon Redshift is based on PostgreSQL 8.0.2. That version of PostgreSQL was released in December 2006. While PostgreSQL was much improved since then, the new features were not implemented in Redshift. Many basic features are missing from it.
  • Primary keys can be declared but not enforced. Referential integrity (foreign keys) can be declared but not enforced. UNIQUE and CHECK constraints are not supported and cannot be declared.
  • IDENTITY can be declared on a column, and Redshift will put unique values into it. However: IDENTITY values in the newly inserted rows won’t be incremental or sequential. To implement a sequential number, you need to write your own custom code.
  • There are no stored procedures in Redshift. We are writing SQL script files, and then parsing and running them one statement at a time from a Python program. This also enabled us to implement execution-time error logging.
  • In SQL scripts, to check for the row count of affected rows, a complicated join query against some system tables or views has to be executed.
  • Data Control Language (DCL) does not exist. No statements like IF, WHILE, DO, RAISERROR, etc.
  • On performance of views… Views do not “pass-through” a query parameter which is a potential problem for performance.
  • When selecting against a view with the WHERE clause outside of the view, the inner query of the view will be executed first without consideration for the WHERE clause, and only then the WHERE clause will be applied.
  • Certain clauses of SQL work many times faster than other clauses. So be careful and test your statements for performance earlier rather than later, especially if working with a large data set.
  • There was a situation when DELETE FROM JOIN was unacceptably slow. Replacing JOIN with the USING clause made DELETE instantaneous.
Michael Romm | 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

Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift 8.5
Based on 8 answers
Just very happy with the product, it fits our needs perfectly. Amazon pioneered the cloud and we have had a positive experience using RedShift. Really cool to be able to see your data housed and to be able to query and perform administrative tasks with ease.
Brendan McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift 7.9
Based on 7 answers
The support was great and helped us in a timely fashion. We did use a lot of online forums as well, but the official documentation was an ongoing one, and it did take more time for us to look through it. We would have probably chosen a competitor product had it not been for the great support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

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

Amazon Redshift

Than Vertica: Redshift is cheaper and AWS integrated (which was a plus because the whole company was on AWS).
Than BigQuery: Redshift has a standard SQL interface, though recently I heard good things about BigQuery and would try it out again.
Than Hive: Hive is great if you are in the PB+ range, but latencies tend to be much slower than Redshift and it is not suited for ad-hoc applications.
Anonymous | 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

Amazon Redshift

  • Redshift has had a very positive impact on our business. It has been used to provide analytics on marketing campaigns to boost revenue.
  • Redshift is instrumental in our payment collection business processes. It powers everything from who gets called to who gets sent collection emails.
Seth Goldberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

General

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

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Amazon Redshift

General

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

Amazon Redshift Editions & Modules

Edition
Current Generation$0.25 - $13.041
Previous Generation$0.25 - $4.081
Redshift Spectrum$5.002
Redshift Managed Storage$0.243
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  2. per terabyte of data scanned
  3. per GB per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.9
Amazon Redshift
8.2

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Amazon Redshift
8.5

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Amazon Redshift
7.9

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