Pentaho Data Integration vs. WhereScape RED

As of February 2019, Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 7th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews vs WhereScape RED which is ranked 4th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews. The top reviewer of Pentaho Data Integration writes "Simple to install and simple to use and helps us mine, clean, and arrange terabytes of data". The top reviewer of WhereScape RED writes "Significant architectural issues". Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter and IBM InfoSphere DataStage. WhereScape RED is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, SSIS and Talend Open Studio. See our Pentaho Data Integration vs. WhereScape RED report.
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Pros
It has improved our data integration capabilities​.Provides a good open source option.It's very simple compared to other products out there.Data transformation within Pentaho is a nice feature that they have and that I value.

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WhereScape's deployment package is a fantastic feature. The application allows for selecting specific objects that you would like to deploy from one environment to another rather than deploying the entire database.WhereScape RED has improved our business's ability to generate needed reporting without requiring a large team of developers to manually code all of the necessary plumbing.Their support staff are very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. I feel their support staff go above and beyond to assure their customers are satisfied.RED has provided us the ability to integrate, stage, and transform data from diverse sources into an enterprise-grade data warehouse which meets the needs of my organization, but it also enables us to easily and quickly make ETL or DW changes.RED generates comprehensive documentation and regenerates it as quickly as things changes, but it also provides impact documentation.Data transformations and rollups are easy to accomplish.Quickly develops a data warehouse for our organization with documentation and can track back/forward features.This is a fantastically robust DW tool that will make you at least 10 times faster in producing a DW.

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Cons
​There is not a data quality or MDM solution in the Pentaho DI suite.​​I could not connect to our Hadoop environment in an easy and flexible way, and it was important to scale our data warehouse​.​I work with the Community Edition, therefore I do not have support. There was an issue that I could not resolve with community support.​One thing that I don't like, just a little, is the backward compatibility.I would like to see more improvements with AS400 DB2.

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The scheduled jobs which are run by the WhereScape scheduler seem to be a strangely separate animal. Unlike all other WhereScape objects, jobs cannot be added to WhereScape projects. Also, unlike all other objects, jobs also cannot be deleted using a WhereScape deployment application.Jobs cannot be deleted via the deployment package. When deploying from dev to QA or production, a job has to be retired. The job has to be manually removed from the target environment.The ability to execute SSIS projects within WhereScape would be nice because we have a lot of packages that are too cumbersome to recreate.They need a more robust support center. It has been a bit difficult to find solutions to problems that are out-of-the-box.It could use a tool to diagnose what is missing from the environment for WhereScape to install successfully.Improve the object renaming ability (it works, but it could be more automated).No support for change data capture or delta detection - that must be custom coded .

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There is a good open source option (Community Edition)​.

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Speed to market of a warehouse solution at a relatively inexpensive price point.ROI is at least 10 times.Factor in the price of specialized consulting who know this product. They're hard to find and expensive.

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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.

WhereScape RED is data warehouse software to help build data warehouses faster. But it is more than that. It also helps you to build data warehouses that are easy to support, change and extend. It is an integrated development environment, or IDE, especially designed to build great data warehouses faster in SQL Server, Teradata, DB2 and Oracle.
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Sample Customers
66Controls, Providential Revenue Agency of Ro Negro, NOAA Information Systems, Swiss Real Estate InstituteJersey Electricity, Man Group Plc, Learning Care Group, First Data, Hunter Douglas, The City of Shoreline, ASB
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider20%
University10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm41%
Software R&D Company16%
Transportation Company10%
Government10%
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University43%
Healthcare Company43%
Non Profit14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
University6%
Company Size
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise58%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise37%
Large Enterprise52%
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