Data Science Notebooks

Data science gets done in notebooks. This website exists to compare the features in different data science notebook tools.

Robert Lacok
About the author

My name is Robert Lacok, and I’m a data notebook enthusiast. Because I keep on top of the latest developments in the space, I wanted to share it with the world.

I’m also a product manager at Deepnote. I try to be unbiased — if you believe any tools are missing or misrepresented, please email me or open a pull request on GitHub.

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If you need help picking a data notebook for your next project, feel free to reach out to me at my personal email address. I’d be happy to chat about the pros and cons of each solution.

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Hex vs DataCamp Workspace

Comparing two data science notebooks.

Hex

DataCamp Workspace

A screenshot of Hex

The Data Workspace for Teams. Work with data in collaborative SQL and Python notebooks. Share as interactive data apps that anyone can use.

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A screenshot of DataCamp Workspace

DataCamp Workspace is a cloud-based data science notebook to analyze data, collaborate with others, and share insights — no installation required.

Setup

Is it managed?

Fully managed (setup in minutes)

Is it managed?

Fully managed (setup in minutes)

Can you self-host?

No, you must use a managed offering

Can you self-host?

No, you must use a managed offering

Features

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Jupyter-compatible

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Jupyter-compatible

Programming languages

Jupyter languages (e.g. Python, R)
SQL

Programming languages

Jupyter languages (e.g. Python, R)
SQL

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

Connect with Jupyter libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy, psycopg2)
Connect to data warehouses (Google BigQuery, ClickHouse, etc.)
Connect to databases (MariaDB, SQL Server, etc.)
Provided file storage

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

Connect with Jupyter libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy, psycopg2)
Connect to data warehouses (AWS, GCP, etc.)
Connect to databases (Postgres, MS SQL, etc.)
Provided file storage

What kind of data visualization can you do?

Jupyter data visualization (e.g. Matplotlib, Altair, Plotly)
UI for building charts

What kind of data visualization can you do?

Jupyter data visualization (e.g. Matplotlib, Altair, Plotly)
UI for building charts

Reactivity

Full, realtime reactivity

Reactivity

No reactivity, you decide the execution order

Notebook scheduling

Notebook scheduling is built in

Notebook scheduling

No notebook scheduling

Management

Reproducibility

Environments are reproducible by default
Execution is reproducible by default
Run notebooks in containers

Reproducibility

Environments are reproducible by default

Version history

Version history is built in

Version history

No version history

Collaborative editing

Multiple editors at the same time

Collaborative editing

Multiple editors at the same time

Comments

Comment on items within a notebook

Comments

Comment on items within a notebook

Notebook organization

View notebooks in a list

Notebook organization

View notebooks in a list

Licensing

License

Proprietary

License

Proprietary

Price

Free tier
Pay-per-user
Pay for compute

Price

Free tier
Pay-per-user

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