Pentaho Review
Very capable suite of BI, reporting, and data mining tools with sophisticated functionality

This is a very capable suite of BI, reporting, and data mining tools with sophisticated functionality, and will address the needs of many organisations.

Pentaho BI Suite Community Edition (CE) includes ETL, OLAP, metadata, data mining, reporting and dashboards. This is a very broad capability and forms the basis for the commercial offering provided by Pentaho. A variety of open source solutions are brought together to deliver the functionality including Weka for data mining, Kettle for data integration, Mondrian for OLAP and several others to address reporting, BI, dashboards, OLAP analytics and big data.

The Pentaho BI platform provides the environment for building BI solutions and includes authentication, a rules engine and web services. It includes a solution engine that facilitates the integration of reporting, analysis, dashboards and data mining. Pentaho BI server supports web based report management, application integration and workflow.

The Pentaho Report Designer, Reporting Engine and Reporting SDK support the creation of relational and analytical repor...

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.


Alin RaduReal User

As pros, Pentaho Business Analytics has a large selection of options, it is customizable, it is easy to install and easy to use. Pentaho is very good for Windows, but poor for other operating systems.


Excuse me? Good for Windows but not for other operating system?
I built 3 Data Warehouses so far using Pentaho on servers running Ubuntu and Debian Linux OS and one on Windows. There is nothing that can be said about Pentaho is better for either Operating Systems.

Alin RaduReal User

I also built warehouses on Windows and on Ubuntu, but from my point of view the warehouse built on Windows worked better. I will always advise developers to use Pentaho on Windows, but I respect your opinion.