Microsoft BI vs Pentaho

Microsoft BI is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence Tools with 17 reviews vs Pentaho which is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence Tools with 14 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". The top reviewer of Pentaho writes "One has only to enable the jobs and transformation to take advantage of PDI's clustering abilities". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and QlikView. Pentaho is most compared with SpagoBI, Tableau and QlikView. See our Microsoft BI vs Pentaho report.
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Pros
Provides a full platform (database, ETL, reporting, analysis, and so on)

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Easy to use components to create the job.

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Cons
I have to write scripts to query data for analyzing performance.Microsoft needs to provide more drivers to connect other data sources in a native way.

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Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.

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Followers
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7.4
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18
Followers
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7.9
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Compared 12% of the time.
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Compared 10% of the time.
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Compared 6% of the time.
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Also Known As
Also Known AsSSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big DataPentaho Business Analytics, Kettle
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Overview

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

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.

Sample Customers
Sample Customers Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex. Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company
21%
Manufacturing Company
14%
Transportation Company
14%
Outsourcing Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Healthcare Company
7%
University
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Analyst Firm
7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
11%
Manufacturing Company
8%
University
7%
Transportation Company
7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
15%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
47%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
50%
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