Pentaho Review

It covers most of our ETL requirements. It relies heavily on Java caching and sometimes it causes issues.​


What is most valuable?

It's free and easy to use. You can actually explain it to any non-ETL developer.

How has it helped my organization?

It covers most of our ETL requirements.

What needs improvement?

There are issues with Java code and sometimes we have to fix it or apply work around.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There are issues with clustering, and partitioning which we have reported.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It relies heavily on Java caching and sometimes it causes issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

7/10

Technical Support:

7/10

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

I have used ODI, Talend and Informatica. Pentaho is just current ETL choice for organization.

How was the initial setup?

It's very easy.

What about the implementation team?

We have implemented in-house with customization.

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

We're only using the Community Edition.

What other advice do I have?

It's very easy to use and implement.

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