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Pentaho Specialist/Free Software Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ 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… 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… 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… more»

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

Pentaho is cheap, and becomes cheaper as your team master it. However, it would be a total waste of good dollars to believe my word. Try it for free and go look for… more»

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

In fact we are still using the whole lot: MicroStrategy, Business Objects, and PowerCenter. We have not turned off all those implementations, only Pentaho clang all around… more»

What other advice do I have?

Pentaho has a huge potential to deliver quite a lot of BI value. But on those days when BI is regarded as a simple multidimensional analytics tools, it seems a bit bloated… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Pentaho was a total unknown product back in 2006-2007. We ran several feature comparison sheets. The biggest and most controversial were against Informatica's PowerCenter… more»
Consultant
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 26 2015

What do you think of Pentaho Business Analytics ?

Valuable Features:

- Correct URL integration - Excelent Look & Feel - Good Dashboards integration with Bootstrap

Improvements to My Organization:

- Senior management dashboard - Pentaho Reporting and CDF integration

Room for Improvement:

- R Script

Use of Solution:

6 months
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Consultant
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 10 2015

What do you think of Pentaho Business Analytics ?

What is most valuable?

Pentaho Analyzer (EE) Saiku (CE) Marketplace (CE) R (EE and CE) Community Dashboard Framework (CE) Dashboard Editor (EE)

How has it helped my organization?

Powerful Analytics, Fast KPI Analysis

For how long have I used the solution?

4 Years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Integration with GeoServer (Specially ShapeFiles Layers on Maps)

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Migrate old version of Reports (.prpt) to a new version

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: 5/10 Technical Support: 9/10

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

Yes, QlikView.

How was the initial setup?

Difficulty:…
Consultant
Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 24 2015

What is most valuable?

Pentaho Data Integration.

How has it helped my organization?

Pentaho reports have enabled our client and their users to take calculated and informed tactical decisions. The drag and drop reporting of Pentaho is very user friendly… more»

What needs improvement?

* A few steps in PDI like Database Join can be fine tuned. * Work could be done on roles and securities.

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

Currently using community edition. So zero maintenance cost.

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

Used MSBI sparingly. Used Pentaho mostly for cost benefits.

What other advice do I have?

If budget is a constraint, then Pentaho is a very good option. If budget is not an issue , then paid BI tools can be easily considered. Pentaho is leader in open source… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not thoroughly enough.

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.

Also known as
Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics
Pentaho Business Analytics customers

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

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