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Knowage (formerly SpagoBI) has a 14-years history. The actual release is the 6.3.
Knowage offers FULL ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES, with a special focus on big data analytics and comprehensive support to rich and multi-source data analysis. Knowage provides different modules, each one focused on a specific domain but mutually combinable (Big Data, Smart Intelligence, Enterprise Reporting, Location Intelligence, Performance Management, Predictive Analysis). Moreover, Knowage is an OPEN SOURCE solution: the source code is freely accessible, everyone is allowed to join the community and build the own business solution to ensure strategic decision-making and improved productivity.
Knowage suite is supported by Engineering Group, the leading Italian software and services company, with about 10,000 people and more than 50 offices worldwide. Maintenance and support services (such as trainings, migration support, proof-of-concepts, etc) are provided by Engineering Group (KNOWAGE Labs) under subscription.
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.
Knowage is ranked 12th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 8th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Knowage is rated 8.0, while Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Knowage writes "SpagoBI makes available a remarkable number of BI functionalities even if it adopts a free open source model. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Pentaho is best fit for small and medium enterprises where the quantity of data and the workload are not critical". Knowage is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, TIBCO Jaspersoft, QlikView and Oracle OBIEE, whereas Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Alteryx, Qlik Sense and IBM Cognos.
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