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Score 8.8 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

Vertica

Vertica as a data warehouse to deliver analytics in-house and even to your client base on scale is not rivaled anywhere in the market. Frankly, in my experience it is not even close to equaled. Because it is such a powerful data warehouse, some people attempt to use it as a transactional database. It certainly is not one of those. Individual row inserts are slow and do not perform well. Deletes are a whole other story. RDBMS it is definitely not. OLAP it rocks.
Eva Donaldson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

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

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

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

Vertica

  • Extremely fast query performance - Vertica is one of the fastest query engines out there.
  • Scales to TBs - Scales reasonably well up to 10-20 nodes and 10 - 100s of TB of data.
  • Easy to Use - Fairly easy to user, we made quite some headway with just 1 person running it for a while.
Praveen Murugesan | 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

Vertica

  • Could use some work on better integrating with cloud providers and open source technologies. For AWS you will find an AMI in the marketplace and recently a connector for loading data from S3 directly was created. With last release, integration with Kafka was added that can help.
  • Managing large workloads (concurrent queries) is a bit challenging.
  • Having a way to provide an estimate on the duration for currently executing queries / etc. can be helpful. Vertica provides some counters for the query execution engine that are helpful but some may find confusing.
  • Unloading data over JDBC is very slow. We've had to come up with alternatives based on vsql, etc. Not a very clean, official on how to unload data.
Traian Antonescu | 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

Vertica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vertica

Vertica 7.5
Based on 2 answers
I haven't had any recent opportunity to reach out to Vertica support. From what I remember, I believe whenever I reached out to them the experience was smooth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

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

Vertica

SAP HANA, Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL are too heavyweight for achieving real-time latency requirements. Google BigQuery is limited to Cloud that makes hard to integrate with a large ingestion pipeline that may have both Cloud-based and on-prem components. Hadoop is much more complex to setup. Snowflake is again Cloud-based and is a new player so its reputation is not well known.
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

Vertica

  • The ROI on fast, interactive querying is very high.
  • Table size limitations force us to use other tools, slowing things down.
  • Relatively expensive pricing forces us to regularly upgrade our Vertica subscription and database. Each upgrade leads to a downtime of a few days.
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

Vertica

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
Vertica
7.5

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
Vertica

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
Vertica
7.5

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