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"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."

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"The solution is very scalable. It can handle a lot. We have encryption plus integration servers running on that platform currently.""The solution is stable. We haven't had any serious technical issues.""It is user friendly, it's not complex.""The most valuable features are the stability and the time to market.""The most valuable part of the solution is the ease-of-use and ease of deployment.""The most important thing is that it is easy for developers to work with.""It is very stable. It is a market leader, and it has connectors to many of the legacy systems. It also has enterprise cloud connectors.""The high availability, tolerance, and load balancing features are top-notch. Its scalability features are also pretty cool."

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"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."

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"Technical support is average. It's not the best.""I'd like to see a new cloud approach in the next release. They need to work on integrations, stability and management issues on their cloud platform.""They don't support out of the box - you have to buy adapters or you have to have the technology.""There are not many plugins available to integrate the databases. We have to write it in Java and integrate it. The developers should have more knowledge. These are the three main aspects that they could improve.""The container-based image is too large and this makes auto-scaling difficult.""The cost of this product is too expensive for smaller companies or those with a small number of integrations.""Its price can be improved. For medium enterprises, it is a very expensive tool. In the market, you won't get many resources for this solution. You won't find many developers in the market very easily. The latest version of TIBCO (6.4 or 6.x) is not very stable. It has got many issues. We have raised this with TIBCO, and they are taking a lot of time to come up with a fix, which is making us move away from this product. Some of the performance-tuning aspects are also missing in version 6. They should provide performance-related fixes, which will be helpful for the customers. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The product has evolved, but it is very pricey. That's one of the challenges. They have provided all the features that are there in other products, but this is a platform upgrade. The platform has completely been changed from 5.x to 6.x, and we can't use the same environment. We can't run both versions on the same server as VM. The development environment is entirely different. In version 5.x, there was a proprietary designer. Now, it has common plug-ins developed on top of Eclipse.""The Business Studio tool can be improved, which is the tool for designing the processes. Improving the Business Studio tool will make this solution more stable. It has a steep learning curve, and it is pretty tough to learn."

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"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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"My understanding is that the licensing is very costly.""It is a bit expensive for medium-sized companies. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The existing licensing will not work because the product platform itself is different.""Its price policy has changed quite a lot in the last two years. It was extremely expensive previously. Nowadays, you can buy a license for BusinessWorks for €2000. Looking at what you get in return in terms of support, TIBCO community, and stability, it is fairly reasonable. It is not too expensive."

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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 high availability, tolerance, and load balancing features are top-notch. Its scalability features are also pretty cool.
Top Answer: Its price policy has changed quite a lot in the last two years. It was extremely expensive previously. Nowadays, you can buy a license for BusinessWorks for €2000. Looking at what you get in return in… more »
Top Answer: The Business Studio tool can be improved, which is the tool for designing the processes. Improving the Business Studio tool will make this solution more stable.
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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.

TIBCO BusinessWorks allows to connect applications, whether on-premises or in the cloud, providing proven reliability and scalability, out-of-the-box. With a drag-and-drop graphical development environment, TIBCO BusinessWorks eliminates the pain and cost of point-to-point application integration, connecting and unifying business processes across applications, data sources, and APIs, with access to real-time data across all your platforms.
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Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm43%
Comms Service Provider29%
Consumer Goods Company14%
Insurance Company14%
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Comms Service Provider16%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise50%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Pentaho Data Integration vs. TIBCO BusinessWorks and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 16th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews while TIBCO BusinessWorks is ranked 13th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews. Pentaho Data Integration is rated 7.6, while TIBCO BusinessWorks is rated 8.0. 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 TIBCO BusinessWorks writes "Stable and has connectors to many of the legacy systems, but needs better pricing and fixes for stability issues in the latest version". Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with Talend Open Studio, SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and IBM InfoSphere DataStage, whereas TIBCO BusinessWorks is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Denodo, webMethods Integration Server and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator. See our Pentaho Data Integration vs. TIBCO BusinessWorks report.

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