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.

Need help?

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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Query.me vs Zeppelin

Comparing two data science notebooks.

Query.me

Zeppelin

A screenshot of Query.me

Collaborative SQL Notebooks. A better way for data teams to analyze, unite & deliver.

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A screenshot of Zeppelin

Web-based notebook that enables data-driven, interactive data analytics and collaborative documents with SQL, Scala and more.

Setup

Is it managed?

Fully managed (setup in minutes)

Is it managed?

No, you must host it yourself

Can you self-host?

No, you must use a managed offering

Can you self-host?

You can self-host (setup in hours)

Features

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Not Jupyter-compatible

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Not Jupyter-compatible

Programming languages

SQL

Programming languages

Python
SQL
Spark

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

Connect to data warehouses (Snowflake, Clickhouse, etc.)
Connect to databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.)

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

What kind of data visualization can you do?

UI for building charts

What kind of data visualization can you do?

Unknown

Reactivity

No reactivity, you decide the execution order

Reactivity

No reactivity, you decide the execution order

Notebook scheduling

Notebook scheduling is built in

Notebook scheduling

Notebook scheduling is built in

Management

Reproducibility

Reproducibility

With effort, you can make reproducible environments

Version history

No version history

Version history

File-based (use Git)

Collaborative editing

Multiple editors, one at a time (asynchronous)

Collaborative editing

File-based (use Git)
Multiple editors, one at a time (asynchronous)

Comments

No support for comments

Comments

File-based (use GitHub)

Notebook organization

View notebooks in a list

Notebook organization

File-based

Licensing

License

Proprietary

License

Open-source (Apache 2.0)

Price

Free tier
Pay-per-user

Price

Free

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