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Pentaho Business Analytics is #1 ranked solution in top Cloud Operations Analytics tools, #10 ranked solution in top Reporting Tools, and #14 ranked solution in top Business Intelligence Tools. IT Central Station users give Pentaho Business Analytics an average rating of 10 out of 10. Pentaho Business Analytics is most commonly compared to Knowage:Pentaho Business Analytics vs Knowage. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 29% of all views.
What is Pentaho Business Analytics?

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.

Pentaho Business Analytics was previously known as Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics.

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Pentaho Business Analytics Customers

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

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Solution Architect at MIMOS Berhad
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Pentaho is best fit for small and medium enterprises where the quantity of data and the workload are not critical.

What is our 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.

How has it helped my organization?

Making business decision easily and efficient by simplifying the Performance Management of each business units on timely basis.

What is most valuable?

Ad-hoc reporting (available only in Enterprise Edition) GEO-referencing using Google Maps ETL (Pentaho Data Integration) Support for both JasperReport, BIRT

What needs improvement?

QueryByExample Portal support for Liferay No collaborative BI Auditing / User-Profiling is available only in Enterprise edition

For how long have I used the solution?

7 years

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Very rarely

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

3 (out of 5 scale)

Technical Support:

3 (out of 5 scale)

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No

How was the initial setup?

It is easy

What about the implementation team?

In-House

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Completely using community edition along with features implemented on top.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, but now evaluating both SpagoBI and Jasper

What other advice do I have?

Study, Analyze and Compare with other platforms feature according to your requirements. Following are the nice features of Pentaho: Ad-hoc reporting Support for both JasperReport,BIRT Dashboard using JFreeChart

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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