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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

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Tableau Desktop
Visualization
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Tableau Desktop
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
Tableau Desktop

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

BI Standard Reporting

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Java API
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
7.7

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

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Mashhood Syed | 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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 35 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Phillip Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

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

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

General

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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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