Amazon QuickSight vs Databricks comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Amazon QuickSight
Average Rating
6.8
Number of Reviews
24
Ranking in other categories
BI (Business Intelligence) Tools (4th)
Databricks
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
78
Ranking in other categories
Data Science Platforms (1st), Streaming Analytics (2nd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the BI (Business Intelligence) Tools category, the mindshare of Amazon QuickSight is 8.8%, down from 13.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Databricks is 9.1%, up from 4.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
BI (Business Intelligence) Tools
Unique Categories:
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Data Science Platforms
20.3%
Streaming Analytics
17.8%
 

Featured Reviews

TA
Feb 12, 2024
Has efficient integration capabilities, but the stability needs improvement
The platform has a lot of limitations. We used it for two months and decided to change to another product They could provide more options for graphics and other features. It has a lot of limitations compared to other database platforms. We have used Amazon QuickSight for two months. We…
Axel Richier - PeerSpot reviewer
May 14, 2024
Simple to set up, fast to deploy, and with regular product updates
The shared experience of collaborative notebooks is probably the most useful aspect since, as an expert, it allows me to help my juniors debug their books and their code live. I can do some live coding with them or help them find the errors very efficiently. It has become very simple to set up thanks to its official Terraform provider and the open-source modules made available on GitHub. I love Databricks due to the fact that we can now deploy it in 15 minutes and it's ready to use. That's very nice since we often help our clients in deploying their first Data Platform with Databricks. The solution is stable, with LTS Runtimes that have proven to remain stable over the years.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"It is notably fast in handling large data set refreshes, making it efficient for data analysis."
"The most valuable feature I have found is the low-level securities are very easy to use."
"The query and dashboard capabilities are entirely good."
"The integration is very seamless. We stored our result CSV files in S3 and connected directly from there."
"The graph charts, pie charts, and box plots are valuable."
"A valuable feature of Amazon QuickSight is that it's a cloud-native service provided by AWS. As all platforms within my company run on AWS, that's the leverage of Amazon QuickSight. Amazon QuickSight is also easy to use, and I find the native connectors from AWS valuable as well."
"From an analytics perspective, it's really good for self-service analytics."
"It helped the managers to visualize the data activities."
"I like how easy it is to share your notebook with others. You can give people permission to read or edit. I think that's a great feature. You can also pull in code from GitHub pretty easily. I didn't use it that often, but I think that's a cool feature."
"The most valuable feature is the Spark cluster which is very fast for heavy loads, big data processing and Pi Spark."
"The solution is an impressive tool for data migration and integration."
"Databricks' most valuable features are the workspace and notebooks. Its integration, interface, and documentation are also good."
"Databricks is hosted on the cloud. It is very easy to collaborate with other team members who are working on it. It is production-ready code, and scheduling the jobs is easy."
"It is fast, it's scalable, and it does the job it needs to do."
"The solution is very easy to use."
"Automation with Databricks is very easy when using the API."
 

Cons

"Amazon QuickSight has minimal features. The feature set can be improved to allow you to create good production-ready dashboards. This does not happen with QuickSite, it needs to mature to be used in production."
"You can't tell a data story as well in QuickSight as you can on others, especially in TIBCO Spotfire."
"Compared to Power BI, I felt QuickSight lacks some features, like delayed drill-downs. Drill-downs were the main area where we found QuickSight lacking."
"There should be better connectors for different data sets."
"It should support integration with Python or R."
"Amazon QuickSight's visualization could be improved."
"The product is quite expensive because the price is too close to QlikView's prices but it does not ring as well as QlikView."
"There could be an end-to-end pipeline for data cleaning as well as presenting it using different visualizations."
"Databricks could improve in some of its functionality."
"Anyone who doesn't know SQL may find the product difficult to work with."
"If I want to create a Databricks account, I need to have a prior cloud account such as an AWS account or an Azure account. Only then can I create a Databricks account on the cloud. However, if they can make it so that I can still try Databricks even if I don't have a cloud account on AWS and Azure, it would be great. That is, it would be nice if it were possible to create a pseudo account and be provided with a free trial. It is very essential to creating a workforce on Databricks. For example, students or corporate staff can then explore and learn Databricks."
"This solution only supports queries in SQL and Python, which is a bit limiting."
"The product should incorporate more learning aspects. It needs to have a free trial version that the team can practice."
"The query plan is not easy with Databrick's job level. If I want to tune any of the code, it is not easily available in the blogs as well."
"Implementation of Databricks is still very code heavy."
"Databricks can improve by making the documentation better."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The product pricing is better than other vendors."
"I rate the price of Amazon QuickSight a four on a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price."
"The solution's pricing is cheaper than the other products in the market."
"It's affordable compared to other long-term contractor business tools available in the market."
"The Amazon QuickSight licensing model my company's on is pay-as-you-go, but I wouldn't be able to give the figures because that's handled by the finance department."
"The solution is not affordable."
"It is simpler and cheaper than other solutions."
"I'm using a paid version of Amazon QuickSight, paying about $22 monthly. As I have yet to learn about the pricing for other tools, such as Power BI, I won't be able to compare."
"The pricing depends on the usage itself."
"I would rate the tool’s pricing an eight out of ten."
"I would rate Databricks' pricing seven out of ten."
"We pay as we go, so there isn't a fixed price. It's charged by the unit. I don't have any details detail about how they measure this, but it should be a mix between processing and quantity of data handled. We run a simulation based on our use cases, which gives us an estimate. We've been monitoring this, and the costs have met our expectations."
"The solution is based on a licensing model."
"Databricks is a very expensive solution. Pricing is an area that could definitely be improved. They could provide a lower end compute and probably reduce the price."
"The licensing costs of Databricks is a tiered licensing regime, so it is flexible."
"I do not exactly know the costs, but one of our clients pays between $100 USD and $200 USD monthly."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
16%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Government
6%
Financial Services Firm
15%
Computer Software Company
12%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Healthcare Company
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Amazon QuickSight?
The integration is very seamless. We stored our result CSV files in S3 and connected directly from there.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Amazon QuickSight?
My company had a corporate discount and other arrangements, so I'm not familiar with the standard pricing.
What needs improvement with Amazon QuickSight?
Compared to Power BI, I felt QuickSight lacks some features, like delayed drill-downs. Drill-downs were the main area where we found QuickSight lacking. Especially for root cause analysis, the abil...
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Also Known As

QuickSight
Databricks Unified Analytics, Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, Redash
 

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