Jayesh NaraniSenior Consultant, Enterprise Data Management and Governance at a financial services firm
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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.
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is ranked 12th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews while Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is rated 7.6, while Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services writes "Well packaged and easy to figure out but needs better visualization". 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". Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is most compared with IBM Cognos, Tableau, TIBCO Jaspersoft, Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer and SAP Crystal Reports, whereas Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Tableau, IBM Cognos and TIBCO Jaspersoft.
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