Pentaho Data Integration Review

​We have performed a lot of setups since we started using it, and have had no issues.


Valuable Features

  • Fast
  • Easy to learn and then teach to our team
  • It integrates with everything on market

Improvements to My Organization

We never used a data integration or BI platform before, and struggled with lots of Excel spreadsheets and CSV files. So when we first used Pentaho to automate a data-integration flow, we were stunned with how fast and how easy it was. We are very productive today thanks to that piece of software integration our data and the platform serving the processed data to our users.

Room for Improvement

An easier upgrade process for community tools would be nice. They also need to update the ad-hoc reports tool, as the one available is outdated. To get round this, we are using Excel as the output for some reports.

Use of Solution

For more then 4 year

Deployment Issues

Upgrading the bi-platform that is a little pain, but the rest is easy to use and to set-up.

Stability Issues

There have been no issues with the stability.

Scalability Issues

There have been no issues with the scalability.

Customer Service and Technical Support

We use only the community edition, so we only consult the internet for help. There is a strong community of users all over the world. Here in Brazil, the e-mail list is very helpful.

Initial Setup

We have performed a lot of setups since we started using Pentaho, and there have been no issues there.

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