We now have two slick, platform-as-a-service spark offerings in Azure, but which one should you choose? Azure Databricks is powering forward with advancements to the spark engine, a mature workspace and cross-platform compatibility, but Azure Synapse Analytics' new Spark engine sits at the beating heart of a fully integrated platform.

Which do you choose - separate specialist tools or a one-size-fits-all solution?

In this theory-based session we'll take a look at the key differences of the two spark engines, contrasting them on power, cost and functionality. By the end of the session, you will be equipped with all the knowledge to pick the right solution for you going forward. Given the scope of the two platforms, we'll be sticking at high level comparisons rather than code demonstrations.