Migrating to Databricks helps accelerate innovation, enhance productivity and manage costs better with faster, more efficient infrastructure and DevOps

Discover the benefits of migrating from Hadoop to the Databricks Lakehouse Platform — one open, simple platform to store and manage all your data for all your analytics workloads.

While reducing infrastructure and licensing costs is one major advantage, the Databricks Lakehouse Platform takes a lake-first approach to increase the speed and scale to handle all your production analytics and AI use cases — helping you meet your SLAs, streamline operations and improve productivity.

Why Migrate with Databricks?
Forrester TEI Study finds 417% ROI for companies switching to Databricks.


Cost-savings from retiring
legacy infrastructure

Retire legacy infrastructure and adopt an open and elastic cloud-native service that doesn’t require excess capacity or hardware upgrades.


Increase in revenue with
Data-driven innovation

Use all enterprise data to build new data products and increase operational efficiencies with powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.


Increase in data team

Minimize the DevOps burden with a fully-managed, performant and reliable 
data and analytics platform.

Build an open, simple and collaborative lakehouse architecture with Databricks

Cost-effective scale and performance in the cloud

Easy to manage and highly reliable for diverse data

Predictive and real-time insights to drive innovation

Build an open, simple and collaborative lakehouse architecture with Databricks

Easy to manage
Reliability, security, and performance for your data lake and all types of data. Watch demo.

On-demand availability and elastic autoscale with optimized Apache Spark

AI-enabled innovation
A collaborative environment for practitioners to run all analytic processes in one place, and manage ML models across the full lifecycle

Enhance productivity

Lower cost at scale

Innovate faster

Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Unify your data, analytics, and AI on one common platform for all data use cases

Unify your data ecosystem with open source, standards, and formats

Unify your data teams to collaborate across the entire data and AI workflow

Technology mapping Hadoop to Databricks

Data Eng, ML
Databricks jobs/ Delta Lake
(Highly tuned Spark engine: faster, less
compute, one-stop-shop)
(Hive, Impala)
Databricks jobs/ Delta Lake/ Spark SQL
(Highly tuned Spark engine: faster, less
compute, one-stop-shop)
Real-time Event Processing
Databricks Structured Streaming
(Spark Structured Streaming + Delta Lake:
Streaming + Batch ingest)
Batch Process
Databricks Spark jobs
(orders of magnitude faster – but may need
manual work)
Scalable apps on Columnar store
Databricks Spark integrates
w/Hbase on cloud

(Alternatively: use cloud data stores well
integrated with Databricks)
Use Case
  1. As a global CPG company, Reckitt struggled with the complexity of forecasting demand across 500,000 stores
  2. They process over 2TB of data every day across 250 pipelines
  3. Hadoop infrastructure proved to be complex, cumbersome and costly to scale. This legacy system also struggled with performance.
Why Databricks
  1. A unified platform for data science, engineering and business analysts to quickly innovate and deliver ML-powered insights
  2. Delta Lake improved cost optimization and storage space with extreme data compression
  1. 10x more capacity to support business volume
  2. 98% data compression from 80TB to 2TB, reducing operational costs
  3. 2x faster data pipeline performance for 24x7 jobs
Use Case
  1. Viacom18 needs to process terabytes of daily viewer data to optimize programming
  2. Their on-premises Hadoop data lake was unable to process 90 days of rolling data within SLAs, limiting their ability to deliver on business needs
Why Databricks
  1. Azure Databricks provides fully managed autoscale clusters in the cloud that simplify infrastructure management
  2. Delta Lake caching significantly accelerated query speeds
  3. Collaborative notebooks with built-in ML libraries enable teams to innovate faster
  1. Significantly lowered costs with faster query time and less devops despite increasing data volumes
  2. Improved team productivity by 26% with a fully managed platform that supports ETL, analytics and ML at scale
Sam's Customer
Use Case
  1. Sam’s Club needs to process daily bakery data from all their stories to predict food spoilage.
  2. They were running 10+ large hadoop clusters, multiple large instances of Teradata and numerous SQL databases.
  3. This infrastructure was costly, hard to manage and unable to deliver granular daily forecasts in a timely fashion.
Why Databricks
  1. Centralized their data analytics architecture on Azure Databricks
  2. Delta Lake significantly reduced query speeds compared to legacy Teradata and Hadoop enabling real-time forecasts
  3. Collaborative workspaces improved productivity across 10+ workspaces, 100+ users, 1000+ notebooks
  1. Reduced infrastructure costs by $900K
  2. Fresh processing analysis went from 7 hours to 40 minutes
  3. 10% reduction in fresh food spoilage due to improved forecast (~$100M/year)
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