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Pentaho Specialist/Free Software Expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 17 2016

What is most valuable?

Pentaho is a suite with five main products: Pentaho Data Integration for ETL, Pentaho Business Analytics Server for results delivery and development clients Report Designer, Metadata Editor and Schema Workbench. Pentaho Data Integration's... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I work for the largest government owned IT enterprise in Brazil, employing over 10.000 people with yearly earning in surplus of half billion dollars. Designing and delivering timely BI solutions used to be a bogged down process because... more»

What needs improvement?

Pentaho has a solid foundation and decent user interfaces. They are lacking, however, in the tool space for data exploration/presentation. The recent Data Discovery trend put a lot of strain on visual data analysis tools suppliers and Pentaho... more»
Real User
Director at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Here are the valuable features: * Open source solution * Fully integrated * Customizable * Extensible with a large community behind it * Has a powerful ETL process (Pentaho Data Integration)

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us build decision supported systems. The use of MicroStrategy improved the decision-making process through enterprise report automation and corporate information management.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see self-service analysis and front-end tools. The "self-service" feature of all BI tools deals with let final user appears to fulfill this features.
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Real User
Director Tecnologia
Sep 17 2017

What is most valuable?

I use the BI Server, CDE Dashboards, Saiku, and Kettle, because these tools are very good and highly experienced.

How has it helped my organization?

The first eight years, I used this tool in one company. Now, I have some customers who hire me to give them advice. I have a couple of great customers in my country and they are very satisfied because they have increased productivity and... more»

What needs improvement?

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.
Real User
Solution Architect at MIMOS Berhad
Feb 21 2018

What do you think of Pentaho?

Primary Use Case To manage the different data flows from various data sources(including both upstream and downstream) using visual representation. The usecase is to track various user activities from multiple sources within the enterprise. • Improvements to My Organization Making business decision easily and efficient by simplifying the Performance Management of each business units on timely basis. • Valuable Features Ad-hoc reporting (available only in Enterprise Edition) GEO-referencing using Google Maps ETL (Pentaho Data Integration) Support for both JasperReport, BIRT • Room for Improvement QueryByExample Portal support for Liferay No collaborative BI Auditing / User-Profiling is available only in Enterprise edition • Use of Solution One to three years. •...
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Identity and Access Management Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of Pentaho?

Valuable Features Easy to use components to create the job. • Room for Improvement Logging capability. Version control would be a good addition. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues A lot of time jobs get stuck, causing them to lock out and fail to run, until we kill them. • Scalability Issues I  have not needed to scale this product so far. • Customer Service and Technical Support Open community, you can find good responses at a high level for the free edition. I have not used the commercial version which includes support. • Previous Solutions This is first solution I have used and I like it. • Initial Setup Simple, easy to install. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing Free and commercial versions are available. •...

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What is Pentaho?

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.

Also known as
Pentaho Business Analytics, Kettle
Pentaho customers

Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.

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