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?

In-House.

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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