Databricks Notebooks vs. Google Colab

The comparison of the two data science notebooks. Both of them are great tools!

The table below summarizes some of the main differences.

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Databricks Notebooks

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A notebook is a web-based interface to a document that contains runnable code, visualizations, and narrative text.

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Google Colab

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Colab notebooks allow you to combine executable code and rich text in a single document, along with images, HTML, LaTeX and more.

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Databricks Notebooks Google Colab
License Proprietary Proprietary
Ease of setup Fully managed Fully managed
Native integrations Data ingest tools Google Drive
Collaboration Real-time Shared copies
Versioning Native No
Reproducibility Environment Problematic
Notebooks as products Scheduled runs Parametrized inputs