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Mode Notebooks vs Deepnote:
a side-by-side comparison for 2024

Comparing two data science notebooks.

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Mode Notebooks

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Native R & Python Notebooks. From SQL, explore your analysis using R or Python Notebooks.
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Deepnote

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Deepnote is a new kind of data notebook that’s built for collaboration — Jupyter compatible, works magically in the cloud, and sharing is as easy as sending a link.
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Mode Notebooks

Deepnote

Setup

Is it managed?

Is it managed?

Fully managed (setup in minutes)
Fully managed (setup in minutes)

Can you self-host?

Can you self-host?

No, you must use a managed offering
No, you must use a managed offering

Features

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Not Jupyter-compatible
Jupyter-compatible

Programming languages

Programming languages

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

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

Connect to databases (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, etc.)
Connect to data warehouses (Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, etc.)
Connect with Jupyter libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy, psycopg2)
Connect to data warehouses (AWS, GCP, etc.)
Connect to databases (Postgres, MongoDB, etc.)
Provided file storage

What kind of data visualization can you do?

What kind of data visualization can you do?

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

Reactivity

Reactivity

No reactivity, you decide the execution order
No reactivity, you decide the execution order

Notebook scheduling

Notebook scheduling

Notebook scheduling is built in
Notebook scheduling is built in

Management

Reproducibility

Reproducibility

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

Version history

Version history

No version history
Version history is built in

Collaborative editing

Collaborative editing

Multiple editors, one at a time (asynchronous)
Multiple editors at the same time

Comments

Comments

No support for comments
Comment on items within a notebook

Notebook organization

Notebook organization

View notebooks in a list
View notebooks in a tree, like a wiki

Licensing

License

License

Proprietary
Proprietary

Price

Price

Unknown
Free tier
Pay for compute
Pay-per-user

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