Pentaho Data Integration vs. Zapier

As of February 2019, Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 7th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews vs Zapier which is ranked 4th in Cloud Data Integration with 23 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 Zapier writes "Creates business rules and workflows without the need to code. ". Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter and IBM InfoSphere DataStage. Zapier is most compared with Workato, Dell Boomi AtomSphere and Mule Anypoint Platform.
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16,847 views|6,603 comparisons
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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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The connection between Facebook lead forms and MailChimp integrations is the most valuable feature.The ability to connect web applications to trigger actions in another app after having enriched, formatted, delayed, grouped, and filtered is really valuable for many businesses.

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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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Some apps are not available yet. For instance, a connection with Joomla! would be great. In general, all the most-used apps are available, but I bumped into Joomla! with a client.Being able to share Zaps and organize them with teammates would allow sharing and refining scenarios and even combining steps that require different people's credentials.

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

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Think your Zaps through to make sure you don't use more Zaps than you need.There is a free plan that is, of course, limited. However, it allows you to understand and check true scenarios for a while.

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Comparisons
635
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23
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124
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8.6
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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.

Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps.

An integration between two apps is called a Zap. A Zap is made up of a Trigger and one or more Actions or Searches.

Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the actions or searches in another app in order.

Zaps are very lightweight and easy to set up. Zaps do not import or export old data (they only operate on new items created after the Zap is enabled). Zaps are also not kept in sync ("two way syncing") after the Zap is triggered.

Zaps are deceivingly simple if you're used to dealing with complex and difficult integrations. Their simplicity is what enables anyone to create them.


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Sample Customers
66Controls, Providential Revenue Agency of Ro Negro, NOAA Information Systems, Swiss Real Estate InstituteBuzzFeed, Groupon, Spotify, Columbia University, FOX
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Healthcare Company20%
Government10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm41%
Software R&D Company16%
Transportation Company10%
Government10%
REVIEWERS
Recruiting/Hr Firm29%
Marketing Services Firm29%
Real Estate/Law Firm14%
Leisure / Travel Company14%
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