Pentaho Data Integration Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Francesco principe li?1418641588
Consultant at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Sep 26 2017

What is most valuable?

It's very simple compared to other products out there.

How has it helped my organization?

We use Pentaho for data integration, but also PI to implement data mining. That has improved the intelligence behind the data. So, we are able to provide our customer with the ability to understand their data. Our customer produces terabytes... more»

What needs improvement?

One thing that I don't like, just a little, is the backward compatibility. I used Pentaho from version 4, and version 6 does not work with the whole ETL design. So backward compatibility is a problem.
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Project Manager - Business Intelligence at
Feb 05 2018

What do you think of Pentaho Data Integration?

Improvements to My Organization Developed ETL processes to load a data warehouse. Has improved our data integration capabilities. • Valuable Features Easy to use Development of the product A lot of predefined steps Good open source option • Room for Improvement There is not a data quality or MDM solution in the Pentaho DI suite. • Use of Solution Three to five years. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues I could not connect to our Hadoop environment in an easy and flexible way, and it was important to scale our data warehouse. • Customer Service and Technical Support I work with the Community Edition, therefore I do not have support. There was an issue that I could not resolve with community support. • Previous Solutions I switched from...

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Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 09 2016

What is most valuable?

It allows for rapid prototyping of a wide array of ETL workloads.

What needs improvement?

Support for common Hadoop utilities can be expanded, such as bulk load with composite row keys for HBase, and include drivers for Impala out-of-the-box. A richer interface to Hive could also be beneficial as we currently have to go through a raw connection and execute SQL scripts, for which some syntax is not respected. As of version 6, there are also some new... more»
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Brazil IT Coordinator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What do you think of Pentaho Data Integration?

Valuable Features: Data transformation within Pentaho is a nice feature that they have and that I value. • Improvements to My Organization: Integration between databases and data import for a BI solution. • Room for Improvement: I would like to see more improvements with AS400 DB2. I journalled the tables/instance and the data migration is too slow if I compare it with other databases. • Deployment Issues: There were no issues with the deployment. • Stability Issues: Until now, the stability of Pentaho is great. I've already tested various scenarios and I didn't feel a loss of performance. • Scalability Issues: There have been no issues so far in scaling the product. • Initial Setup: I used self-learning to implement it and found that the tool is very...


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Pentaho data integration prepares and blends data to create a complete picture of your business that drives actionable insights. The complete data integration platform delivers accurate, "analytics ready" data to end users from any source. With visual tools to eliminate coding and complexity, Pentaho puts big data and all data sources at the fingertips of business and IT users alike.

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