Pentaho vs Tableau

Pentaho is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence Tools with 10 reviews vs Tableau which is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence Tools with 117 reviews. The top reviewer of Pentaho writes "One has only to enable the jobs and transformation to take advantage of PDI's clustering abilities". The top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. I’d like to see a speedometer chart template". Pentaho is most compared with SpagoBI, Tableau and QlikView. Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. See our Pentaho vs Tableau report.
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Pros
Easy to use components to create the job.

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Gradual scalability from simple to complex situationsBetter interaction and less time spent with end users.Tableau has comprehensive, insightful charts, which allow you to build stunning dashboards and enrich your support decision-making.Easy for beginners to useTableau has many different connectors for different databases. It's very easy to connect to MySQL, SQL Server, Amazon EMR, Presto, Redshift, BigQuery, and so on.

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Cons
Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.

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Provide additional enhancements in any business process: Operations, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Human Resources, Logistics, etc.Include forecasting on table calculation fields.Lacks machine learning algorithms that you can implement using R, SPSS Modeler, and Python.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Free and commercial versions are available.

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For big business, Tableau could be expensive as having a lot of Tableau server users (entering with a browser to reports) could be a bit expensive.

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7.9
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8.5
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
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Compared 12% of the time.
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Compared 10% of the time.
Qlikview
Compared 6% of the time.
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Sas
Compared 9% of the time.
Microsoft 400x400
Compared 7% of the time.
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Compared 6% of the time.
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Also Known As
Also Known AsPentaho Business Analytics, KettleTableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
Website/Video
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Overview

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.

Tableau is an enterprise analytics platform that enables your organization to explore trusted data in a secure and scalable environment. It gives people access to intuitive visual analytics, interactive dashboards, and limitless ad-hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities and eureka moments alike. Get the security, governance, and management you require to confidently integrate Tableau into your business—on-premises or in the cloud—and deliver the power of true self-service analytics at scale.

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Sample Customers
Sample Customers Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
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REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Analyst Firm
7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
11%
Manufacturing Company
8%
University
7%
Transportation Company
7%
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Financial Services Firm
14%
Healthcare Company
10%
University
8%
Insurance Company
8%
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Financial Services Firm
18%
Healthcare Company
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Comms Service Provider
6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
47%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
18%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
22%
Large Enterprise
53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
25%
Large Enterprise
58%
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