Pentaho Business Analytics Review

The initial setup of the tool is very simple and the product is fairly simple.

What is most valuable?

  • OLAP analysis (in CE edition JPivot)
  • Dashboards (CDF + CDE)

How has it helped my organization?

With the launch of Pentaho the organization has aggregated information about the various functional areas and the ability to generate real-time analysis (OLAP) without the need of IT.

For how long have I used the solution?

It's in production since 2010

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's fairly stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I use the CE without support.

Technical Support:

I use the CE without support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes. I changed because of costs.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the tool is very simple. In the last version we have a marketplace for installing new features in the product.

What about the implementation team?


What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of initial setup was only for the hours and technical expertise (internal development).

What other advice do I have?

A very important aspect of performance is the choice of the database to house the data warehouse. I recommend investing time in deciding the engine and architecture. We recommend using oriented columns engines.

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