Databricks Notebooks vs. Polynote

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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Polynote

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Polynote is a different kind of notebook. It supports mixing multiple languages in one notebook, and sharing data between them seamlessly. It encourages reproducible notebooks with its immutable data model.

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Databricks Notebooks Polynote
License Proprietary Open Source
Ease of setup Fully managed Local (hard) or on a server (hard)
Native integrations Data ingest tools No
Collaboration Real-time Using git
Versioning Native Using git
Reproducibility Environment Problematic
Notebooks as products Scheduled runs No