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Comparing Apache Spark™ and Databricks

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Apache Spark capabilities provide speed, ease of use and breadth of use benefits and include APIs supporting a range of use cases:

  • Data integration and ETL
  • Interactive analytics
  • Machine learning and advanced analytics
  • Real-time data processing

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Databricks builds on top of Spark and adds:

  • Highly reliable and performant data pipelines
  • Productive data science at scale

databricks workspace collaborative notebooks and production jobs

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Feature Comparison

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Databricks

Databricks Runtime
Built on Apache Spark and optimized for performance Learn more

NO

YES

Managed Delta Lake
Reliable and Performant Data Lakes

NO

YES

Integrated Workspace
Interactive Data Science and Collaboration

NO

YES

Production Jobs And Workflows
Data Pipelines and Workflow Automation

NO

YES

Enterprise Security
End-to-End Data Security and Compliance

NO

YES

Integrations
Compatible with Common Tools in the Ecosystem

NO

YES

Expert Support
Unparalled Support by the Leading Committers of Apache Spark

NO

YES