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Find out what your peers are saying about Pentaho Data Integration vs. SAP Data Services and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Pros
"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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"The logic is also simple. It makes it easy to build your extraction.""The fact that it's built on SQL, it makes it easy to write code. The database and the connection are quite smooth.""The user interface is ok.""It is a powerful product with a broad range of features.""The HANA database, which is very fast, is a valuable feature.""The reporting on the data, even from third-party software, is very good.""The maintenance of data services is the solution's most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is the logging capability."

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Cons
"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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"Scheduling of jobs in the sequence is not available. It's a very tedious process to do that particular task. If there was a tool to schedule in the sequence that would be extremely helpful.""The description of error messages isn't extensive, although they point to the problem. With other solutions, like Talend, I was able to use the debugger to get directly to the problem, but with SAP Data Services the debugger is not working. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the version specifically, but I'm using it in an enterprise environment and I can't do an upgrade.""The initial setup is complex.""Newer feature integration is lagging behind the company acquisitions and the product could do more to service a broader range of devices.""Integration with other products could be improved.""The solution should offer more machine learning and automation.""The pricing of the solution should be improved.""The interface is not quite user-friendly and is in need of improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Pricing is good, there is no problem.""The pricing is a little high to make the product more competetive in the marketplace.""Its pricing is as per the enterprise agreement and not a concern for us.""The price is very reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ETL functionality.
Top Answer: Dealing with the REST API is not easy with Data Services. It is mandatory to have a WADL file and it is difficult to find this file and set it up. I would like to see a better connection with the API… more »
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SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator, BusinessObjects Data Integrator
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Overview

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.

You cannot afford to run your business on questionable data. With SAP® Data Services software, you can access, transform, and connect data to fuel your critical business processes. Together, these enterprise-class solutions enable data integration and data quality, providing the right level of insight across your business so you can make better decisions and operate more effectively.

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66Controls, Providential Revenue Agency of Ro Negro, NOAA Information Systems, Swiss Real Estate Institute
EMC Corporation, LivePerson, Eldorado, Mozzart, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, Hilti Group, Nissha Printing Company Ltd., Asian Paints, Aareal Bank Group, Migros Group
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Manufacturing Company27%
Insurance Company9%
Agriculture9%
Construction Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
Find out what your peers are saying about Pentaho Data Integration vs. SAP Data Services and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,690 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 16th in Data Integration Tools with 4 reviews while SAP Data Services is ranked 7th in Data Integration Tools with 12 reviews. Pentaho Data Integration is rated 7.8, while SAP Data Services is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Pentaho Data Integration writes "Free to use, easy to set up, and has a great metadata injection feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Data Services writes "Helps us to collect and analyze data and has enabled us to increase our product line ". Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with Talend Open Studio, SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Matillion ETL, whereas SAP Data Services is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Palantir Foundry, Informatica PowerCenter and SSIS. See our Pentaho Data Integration vs. SAP Data Services report.

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