Databricks limitations and workaround

Anshal 1,461 Reputation points

Hi friends what are the limitations of azure Databricks what is the workaround to this limitations

Azure Databricks
Azure Databricks
An Apache Spark-based analytics platform optimized for Azure.
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  1. BhargavaGunnam-MSFT 23,931 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Anshal ,

    Welcome to the MS Q&A platform.

    When you say "Databricks Limitations", are you looking for any specific features when compared to Synapse analytics?

    Here are some of the limitations of Databricks when compared to the synapse. The workaround is "Synapse analytics"

    Databricks leverages the Delta Lakehouse paradigm offering core BI functionalities but a full SQL traditional BI data warehouse experience.

    Doesn’t provide a full T-SQL experience (Spark SQL)

    Databricks is not a data warehouse tool but rather a spark-based tool

    To query the data lake, we need to mount the data lake to data bricks for any python, scala, or R operations

    Databricks is more fit data scientists(for BI developers synapse is more suitable as Synapse is built on SQL engine)

    Databricks is built on Spark Engine.

    You can't use Databricks for full relational data models(as a traditional Dataware house)

    For reporting and self-service BI synapse is preferred.

    You can't use Power BI directly from Databricks.

    Reference documents:

    In case if you are looking for something else, please let us know.


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