Observable vs. Querybook

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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Logo of Observable

Make sense of the world with data, together. Explore, visualize, and analyze data. Collaborate with the community. Learn and be inspired. Share insights with the world.

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Logo of Querybook

Discover, analyze, and collaborate. Querybook is Pinterest’s open-source big data IDE via a notebook interface.

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Observable Querybook
License Proprietary Open Source
Ease of setup In the browser Local (hard) or on a server (hard)
Native integrations No Rich plugin ecosystem
Collaboration Real-time and Asynchronous Real-time
Comments Yes No
Versioning Yes No
Reproducibility Environment, reactivity OK (only SQL)
Notebooks as products Interactive applications Scheduled runs