IBM Watson Explorer vs Pentaho

IBM Watson Explorer is ranked 19th in Business Intelligence Tools with 9 reviews vs Pentaho which is ranked 14th in Business Intelligence Tools with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Watson Explorer writes "Facilitates utilizing data streams that we haven't tapped into, and producing results that are tremendously useful, company-wide". The top reviewer of Pentaho writes "One has only to enable the jobs and transformation to take advantage of PDI's clustering abilities". IBM Watson Explorer is most compared with IBM SPSS Modeler and KNIME. Pentaho is most compared with Knowage, Tableau and Microsoft BI. See our IBM Watson Explorer vs Pentaho report.
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The valuable feature of Watson Explorer for us is data entities, and to see the hidden insights from within unstructured data.We take natural language that was happening in our repositories and our application and then feed it to the Watson APIs. We receive JSON payloads as an API response to get cognitive feedback from the repository data.Ease of use is pretty good as is the standardization of not actually having to have my own natural learning algorithms, just to use the Watson APIs.For me, as a user, the most valuable feature is the ability to ingest and then retrieve information from a range of separate sources; the ability to dissect questions in context and actually answer them.The ability to easily pull together lots of different pieces of information and drill down in a smarter way than has been possible with other analytics tools is key. Watson is all based on a set of AI and deep learning, machine-learning capabilities, and it is looking behind the scenes at some relationships that you likely would not have spotted on your own. It's pulling things together, categorizing some things, that are not something that you might have seen on your own.

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Easy to use components to create the job.I use the BI Server, CDE Dashboards, Saiku, and Kettle, because these tools are very good and highly experienced.

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It needs better language support, to include some other languages. Also, they should improve the user interface.I would say, give some kind of a community edition, a free edition. A lot of companies do, even Amazon gives you some kind of trial and error opportunities. If they could provide something like that, it would be good.Stability is actually one of the areas that could use improvement. Setting it up is always tough. Setting Explorer requires experts, but also the underlying platform is not that stable. So it really needs a good expert to keep it running.More cognitive feedback would be good. The natural language analysis is great, the sentiment analyzers are great. But I would just like to see more... innovation done with the Watson platform.It is a little bit tricky to get used to the workflow of knowing how to train Watson, what can be provided, what can't be, how to provide it, how to import, export, and what it means every time you have to add a new dictionaryMuch of IBM operates this way, where they have sets of tools that are in the middleware space, and it becomes the customer's responsibility or the business partner's responsibility to develop full solutions that take advantage of that middleware. I think IBM's finding itself in that spot with Watson-related technologies as well, where the capabilities to do really interesting and useful things for customers is there, but somebody still has to build it. Is that going to be the customer? Are they going to be willing to take on that responsibility themselvesSmall businesses will probably have a little harder time getting into it, just because of the amount of resources that they have available, both financial and time, but it really is a solution that should work for them.

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Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.Pentaho, at the general level, should greatly improve the easy construction of its dashboards and easy integration of information from different sources without technical user intervention.

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Top Comparisons
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Also Known AsIBM WEXPentaho Business Analytics, Kettle
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Overview
Overview

IBM Watson Explorer is a cognitive exploration and content analysis platform that lets you listen to your data for advice. Explore and analyze structured, unstructured, internal, external and public content to uncover trends and patterns that improve decision-making, customer service and ROI. Leverage built-in cognitive capabilities powered by machine learning models, natural language processing and next-generation APIs to unlock hidden value in all your data. Gain a secure 360-degree view of customers, in context, to deliver better experiences for your clients.

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersRIMAC, Westpac New Zealand, Toyota Financial Services, Swiss Re, Akershus University Hospital, Korean Air Lines, Mizuho Bank, Honda Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
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Financial Services Firm
15%
Software R&D Company
15%
K 12 Educational Company Or School
8%
Government
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
12%
Manufacturing Company
7%
University
7%
Transportation Company
6%
Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
20%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
60%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
47%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
31%
Large Enterprise
51%
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