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"It has a very friendly user interface. You don't need to use a lot of code. For us that's the most important aspect about it. Also, it has a lot of connectors and few forms. It has a strong facial aspect. It can do a lot of facial analysis."

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"The solution has a free to use community version.""The amount of data that it loads and processes is good.""Pentaho Data Integration is quite simple to learn, and there is a lot of information available online.""It's my understanding that the product can scale."

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"To get a higher rating, it would have to improve the price and the associated scalability. These are the main issues."

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"It's not very stable, at least not in the case of the community edition. I'm working with the community edition right now and I think perhaps it is because of that it is not very stable, it causes the system to sometimes hang. I'm not sure if this is the case for pair tiers.""I would like to see improvements made for real-time data processing.""I'm still in the very recent stage concerning Pentaho Data Integration, but it can't really handle what I describe as "extreme data processing" i.e. when there is a huge amount of data to process. That is one area where Pentaho is still lacking.""The product needs more plugins."

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"The price of the regular version is not reasonable and it should be lower.""Sometimes we provide the licenses or the customer can procure their own licenses. Previously, we had an enterprise license. Currently, we are on a community license as this is adequate for our needs."

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Top Answer: It has a very friendly user interface. You don't need to use a lot of code. For us that's the most important aspect about it. Also, it has a lot of connectors and few forms. It has a strong facial… more »
Top Answer: We have three fixed licenses. I think it would be more interesting to look at the floating licenses, because we do not use the licenses simultaneously. That's something we want to do in the near… more »
Top Answer: The price is a bit high in comparison with other tools. But maybe it's justified because it has a lot of possibilities.
Top Answer: Hi Rajneesh, yes here is the feature comparison between the community and enterprise edition :… more »
Top Answer: Depends upon the technologies being used. If you're using Oracle for both OLTP and OLAP then you'll get a lot of value from an Oracle solution. The other question is how up to date do you want your… more »
Top Answer: Pentaho Data Integration is quite simple to learn, and there is a lot of information available online.
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FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial data. Run workflows on the desktop or deploy them in a server or cloud environment.

Pentaho data integration prepares and blends data to create a complete picture of your business that drives actionable insights. The complete data integration platform delivers accurate, "analytics ready" data to end users from any source. With visual tools to eliminate coding and complexity, Pentaho puts big data and all data sources at the fingertips of business and IT users alike.

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Shell, US Department of Commerce, PG&E, BC Hydro, City of Vancouver, Enel, Iowa DoT, San Antonio Water System
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Government26%
Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider15%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
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Government15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Midsize Enterprise24%
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FME is ranked 32nd in Data Integration Tools with 1 review while Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 16th in Data Integration Tools with 4 reviews. FME is rated 8.0, while Pentaho Data Integration is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of FME writes "You don't need to use a lot of code. For us, that's the most important aspect". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pentaho Data Integration writes "Free to use, easy to set up, and has a great metadata injection feature". FME is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Alteryx Designer, Talend Open Studio and Informatica PowerCenter, whereas Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with Talend Open Studio, SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator.

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