March 28, 2018
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons
- There is databricks community, which is a free version. It is available for beginners to have an easy start with a big data platform. It does not have every feature of the full version but is still adequate for extremely new coders.
- There are many resourceful training elements that are available to developers, data scientists, data engineers and other IT professionals to learn Apache Spark.
- 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.