Pentaho Data Integration Review

You can get ETL, reporting, analysis, and analytics in a single shop.


Valuable Features:

  • Best in performance in both hosted and local environments
  • Best open source warehouse solution using the Kimball method
  • Best Big Data discovery components and BI
  • Simple and easy to understand and work with
  • Complete cost effective solutions
  • Best support in forums
  • Best visualizations in the market - Protovis & D3
  • Best custom interactivity features
  • Best product for embedded BI
  • Best for mobile responsive technology integrated, i.e. bootstrap
  • Best support in forums
  • Best documentation - Open API's

Improvements to My Organization:

  • It's reduced our costs
  • With self-service we can save time
  • Open plug-ins contributors

Room for Improvement:

  • Searching repository for reports or dashboards
  • Repository UI
  • Loading of percentage reports and dashboards

Other Advice:

It has a fancy look, the best visualization libraries and is open source. You can get ETL, reporting, analysis, and analytics in a single shop.  Small, mid sized and enterprises such as CA have been implementing Pentaho. 

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