Pentaho vs. Tableau

As of February 2019, Pentaho is ranked 20th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 4 reviews vs Tableau which is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 54 reviews. The top reviewer of Pentaho writes "Helps us build decision supported systems". The top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. The tool offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of the types of visualisation that one can create". Pentaho is most compared with Knowage, Tableau and Microsoft BI. Tableau is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Microsoft BI and SAS Visual Analytics. See our Pentaho vs. Tableau report.
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Pros
Easy to use components to create the job.I use the BI Server, CDE Dashboards, Saiku, and Kettle, because these tools are very good and highly experienced.

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​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.Business insights are shared across various departments.Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.The ability to create complex calculations.​Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.Tableau's support could improve.Partner support is very good.It allows us to basically understand and evaluate our numbers in an expedient manner.

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Cons
Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.Pentaho, at the general level, should greatly improve the easy construction of its dashboards and easy integration of information from different sources without technical user intervention.

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​Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users.The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.Tableau is a company that does not respect partners.I would like to be able to set the parameters in a more specific manner.Small multiples (a.k.a. Trellis charts) are possible only through very hacky means. Update: Still remains a challenge.Improvements in schema security and row/column security need to be made.We would like a report model, because currently there is no schema that we can create in the tool.I would like them to include the Italian language, as I can see there are other foreign language in the product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Free and commercial versions are available.

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Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple.ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool.We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit and price is a huge concern.Tableau is an expensive solution, though it comes with its advantages.The price could be higher for the quality of software, so they revised the pricing in this version, and I agree with the price for top version. The top version costs about $70 per month, and the price is cheap for the quality.I like the payment model. For the people who need to create, they buy their licenses. Everyone else can use the free Tableau Viewer. This is much better than some of the competitor products, which require full licences for everything.The cost is high.Deployment of dashboards to viewers and unit supervisors can be prohibitively expensive.

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34,503
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10,365
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4
Followers
484
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149,250
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68,320
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52
Followers
2,394
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8.3
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Also Known As
Pentaho Business Analytics, KettleTableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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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
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.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Software R&D Company10%
Retailer10%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Healthcare Company9%
University9%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm23%
Healthcare Company11%
Software R&D Company6%
Comms Service Provider5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise35%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Pentaho vs. Tableau and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
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