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We performed a comparison between Databricks and SAS Enterprise Miner based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The solution is built from Spark and has integration with MLflow, which is important for our use case.""This solution offers a lake house data concept that we have found exciting. We are able to have a large amount of data in a data lake and can manage all relational activities.""The Delta Lake data type has been the most useful part of this solution. Delta Lake is an opensource data type and it was implemented and invented by Databricks.""Databricks allows me to automate the creation of a cluster, optimized for machine learning and construct AI machine learning models for the client.""Databricks integrates well with other solutions.""I like cloud scalability and data access for any type of user.""Databricks gives you the flexibility of using several programming languages independently or in combination to build models.""The load distribution capabilities are good, and you can perform data processing tasks very quickly."

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"I found the ease of use of the solution the most valuable. Additionally, other valuable features include: the user interface, power to extract data, compatibility with other technologies (specifically with PS400), and automation of several tasks."

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Cons
"The integration of data could be a bit better.""Databricks is not geared towards the end-user, but rather it is for data engineers or data scientists.""The product cannot be integrated with a popular coding IDE.""The ability to customize our own pipelines would enhance the product, similar to what's possible using ML files in Microsoft Azure DevOps.""Databricks has a lack of debuggers, and it would be good to see more components.""The solution could improve by providing better automation capabilities. For example, working together with more of a DevOps approach, such as continuous integration.""Databricks' technical support takes a while to respond and could be improved.""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."

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"The initial setup is challenging if doing it for the first time."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I am based in South Africa, where it is expensive adapting to the cloud, and then there is the price for the tool itself."
  • "The price is okay. It's competitive."
  • "Databricks uses a price-per-use model, where you can use as much compute as you need."
  • "There are different versions."
  • "The solution uses a pay-per-use model with an annual subscription fee or package. Typically this solution is used on a cloud platform, such as Azure or AWS, but more people are choosing Azure because the price is more reasonable."
  • "The solution requires a subscription."
  • "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."
  • "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."
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  • "The solution is expensive for an individual, but for an enterprise/institution (purchasing bulk licenses), it is not a high price for the use that will come from it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Databricks gives you the option of working with several different languages, such as SQL, R, Scala, Apache Spark, or Python. It offers many different cluster choices and excellent integration with… more »
    Top Answer:We researched AWS SageMaker, but in the end, we chose Databricks. Databricks is a Unified Analytics Platform designed to accelerate innovation projects. It is based on Spark so it is very fast. It… more »
    Top Answer:Databricks is an easy-to-set-up and versatile tool for data management, analysis, and business analytics. For analytics teams that have to interpret data to further the business goals of their… more »
    Top Answer:We're using Enterprise Guide simultaneously with Enterprise Miner. From my perspective, I believe that open-source analytics tools are closer to fitting our needs. We prefer open-source options like… more »
    Top Answer:I found the ease of use of the solution the most valuable. Additionally, other valuable features include: the user interface, power to extract data, compatibility with other technologies (specifically… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is expensive for an individual, but for an enterprise/institution (purchasing bulk licenses), it is not a high price for the use that will come from it.
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    Also Known As
    Databricks Unified Analytics, Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, Redash
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    Overview

    Databricks is an industry-leading data analytics platform which is a one-stop product for all data requirements. Databricks is made by the creators of Apache Spark, Delta Lake, ML Flow, and Koalas. It builds on these technologies to deliver a true lakehouse data architecture, making it a robust platform that is reliable, scalable, and fast. Databricks speeds up innovations by synthesizing storage, engineering, business operations, security, and data science.

    Databricks is integrated with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform. This enables users to easily manage a colossal amount of data and to continuously train and deploy machine learning models for AI applications. The platform handles all analytic deployments, ranging from ETL to models training and deployment.

    Databricks deciphers the complexities of processing data to empower data scientists, engineers, and analysts with a simple collaborative environment to run interactive and scheduled data analysis workloads. The program takes advantage of AI’s cost-effectivity, flexibility, and cloud storage.

    Databricks Key Features

    Some of Databricks key features include:

    • Cloud-native: Works well on any prominent cloud provider.
    • Data storage: Stores a broad range of data, including structured, unstructured, and streaming.
    • Self-governance: Built-in governance and security controls.
    • Flexibility: Flexible for small-scale jobs as well as running large-scale jobs like Big Data processing because it’s built from Spark and is specifically optimized for Cloud environments.
    • Data science tools: Production-ready data tooling, from engineering to BI, AI, and ML.
    • Familiar languages: While Databricks is Spark-based, it allows commonly used programming languages like R, SQL, Scala, and Python to be used.
    • Team sharing workspaces: Creates an environment that provides interactive workspaces for collaboration, which allow multiple members to collaborate for data model creation, machine learning, and data extraction.
    • Data source: Performs limitless Big Data analytics by connecting to Cloud providers AWS, Azure, and Google, as well as on-premises SQL servers, JSON and CSV.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Databricks stands out from its competitors for several reasons. Two striking features are its collaborative ability and its ability to streamline multiple programming languages.

    PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features. A Chief Research Officer in consumer goods writes, “We work with multiple people on notebooks and it enables us to work collaboratively in an easy way without having to worry about the infrastructure. I think the solution is very intuitive, very easy to use. And that's what you pay for.”

    A business intelligence coordinator in construction notes, “The capacity of use of the different types of coding is valuable. Databricks also has good performance because it is running in spark extra storage, meaning the performance and the capacity use different kinds of codes.”

    An Associate Manager who works in consultancy mentions, “The technology that allows us to write scripts within the solution is extremely beneficial. If I was, for example, able to script in SQL, R, Scala, Apache Spark, or Python, I would be able to use my knowledge to make a script in this solution. It is very user-friendly and you can also process the records and validation point of view. The ability to migrate from one environment to another is useful.”

    SAS Enterprise Miner is a solution to create accurate predictive and descriptive models on large volumes of data across different sources in the organization. SAS Enterprise Miner offers many features and functionalities for the business analysts to model their data. Some of the business applications are for detecting fraud, minimizing risk, resource demands, reducing asset downtime, campaigns and reduce customer attrition.
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    Sample Customers
    Elsevier, MyFitnessPal, Sharethrough, Automatic Labs, Celtra, Radius Intelligence, Yesware
    Generali Hellas, Gitanjali Group, Gloucestershire Constabulary, GS Home Shopping, HealthPartners, IAG New Zealand, iJET, Invacare
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Retailer12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Mining And Metals Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm57%
    Media Company14%
    Retailer14%
    University14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    University7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Databricks is ranked 1st in Data Science Platforms with 39 reviews while SAS Enterprise Miner is ranked 13th in Data Science Platforms with 1 review. Databricks is rated 8.2, while SAS Enterprise Miner is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Databricks writes "Good integration with majority of data sources through Databricks Notebooks using Python, Scala, SQL, R". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAS Enterprise Miner writes "A comprehensive data analytics tool with several valuable features, satisfactory technical support, and a stable build". Databricks is most compared with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Amazon SageMaker, Dataiku Data Science Studio, Azure Stream Analytics and Alteryx, whereas SAS Enterprise Miner is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, IBM SPSS Modeler, Alteryx and Anaconda.

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