Pentaho Reviews

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Real User
Pentaho Specialist/Free Software Expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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»
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Real User
Data Scientist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I found Pentaho Data Integration the most valuable component since it is the most mature open-source ETL tool available. Compared to other proprietary products it has a less steep learning curve due to it's very intuitive user interface.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As for the data integration part each development team were writing their own integration scripts, parsers and interfaces from scratch on each different project over and over again. With Pentaho Data Integration which offers all these common... more»

What needs improvement?

Since most of our projects start off as a proof-of-concept with the Community Edition version of the products we found that the differences between the Community- and the Enterprise Editions are too big on certain levels. It would be a big... more»
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Reporting and Big Data Analyst (BI Development and Data Science) at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

* Open Source Community Edition feature - helped us a lot with our budget in the beginning of our project * Ability to produce different types of visualizations (on par with Tableau) - map, pie, bar, heat map, table etc. Several other... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Helped us form great visualizations at practically no cost since we built end to end open source architecture. This has helped in gaining business insights for us. We have also learned a lot from the development perspective since this is more... more»

What needs improvement?

A lot of room for improvement! (for the Community Edition. We are a big telecoms company and we deal with a lot of data,. approximately two million per day. It is too slow in rendering it. Also, certain features aren't available in the... more»
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Senior Pentaho Business Intelligence Developer - Consultant at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Pentaho Business Analytics platform overall is an outstanding product that offers great cost saving solutions for companies of all sizes. The Pentaho Business Analytics platform is built on top of several underlying open source projects... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My company was able to reduce software costs and hire additional staff given the cost savings that Pentaho provided. We are moving towards a Hadoop environment after the migration of our current ETL processes and Pentaho’s easy to use... more»

What needs improvement?

For those that run the open source community edition at times it can be difficult to find updated references for support. Even for companies that use the Enterprise Edition finding useful resources when a problem occurs can be difficult.... more»
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Product Analyst at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

Transformations. The wide range of transformations that are available in product suite, enable me to do data cleaning, transformation and mapping. I have used Pentaho mostly for ETL purposes.

How has it helped my organization?

Pentaho was used for data massaging in a system integration project. It enabled seamless data movement from one system to another. The biggest advantage of using this tool was that it support a wide range of input and output formats

What needs improvement?

Debugging and logging needs to improve. Not all the time debugging gives the accurate picture of what is going wrong with the jobs or transformations.
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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 (PDI, former Kettle) features and resources are virtually unbeatable as it can handle everything from the smallest Excel files to the most complex and demanding data loads. It's able to scale from a single desktop computer to lots of nodes, on premises or in the cloud. Not only is it powerful, but it is also easy to use. I have never worked with anything else, like Informatica's PowerCenter or Microsoft's SSIS but I have always taken the opportunity to inquire who has. Lastly, PDI is easier to use and achieves more with less effort than those other products. Then there is the Pentaho BA Server, built to be the linchpin on BI delivery for enterprises. It is built on a scalable, auditable platform able to deliver from dashboards and reports to OLAP and custom-made features. It supports background processing, results bursting by e-mail, load balacing (through native Java Webserver - like Tomcat - load balancing features), integration with corporate directories services as MS Active Directory and LDAP directories, with account management and lots of bell and whistles. The suite's plugin architecture deserves a special remark: Both PDI and BA Server are built to be easily extended with plugins. There are two plugins marketplaces, one for PDI and onde for BA Server, with a good supply of diverse features. It all those plugins are not enough, there are means to develop you own plugin either coding in Java (mostly for PDI) or, for the BA Server, with point-and-click ease with Sparkl, a BA Server plugin for easy development and packing of new BA Server plugins (but some need of JavaScript, CSS and HTML is needed.) Any company is able to design and delivery a deep and embrancing BI strategy with Pentaho. At its relatively low prices, when sided with comparable competition, the most valuable features are the data integration and the results delivery platform.
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Siempre innovador! Empresario, con la mirada fija en cumplir mis metas siempre ayudando a los demás y compartiendo conocimiento.....con el afán de hacer crecer el Software Libre en el país... Experto en Inteligencia de Negocios, Data Warehousing y Big Data
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Founder and Business Intelligence Consultant
Working with Business Intelligence since 2009. Always learning new concepts and studying new ideas to offer better services to my customers. Expertise in Open Source B.I. Solutions (Pentaho). Attended the course Dimensional Modelling in Depth with Ralph Kimball (Stockholm - Sweden).
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Senior Pentaho Business Intelligence Developer - Consultant
Responsible for leading the strategic design and maintenance of business intelligence applications. Ensures that the use of BI applications enhances decision making capabilities. Specialist in ETL utilizing various BI tools and scripting languages. Experience with data warehouse design and... more>>
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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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