Pentaho Business Analytics Reviews & Product Details

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What is Pentaho Business Analytics?

Pentaho is a leading big data integration and business analytics company that helps businesses derive value from data. We provide a comprehensive platform that helps organizations solve complex diverse data challenges to deliver governed and secure data for analytic insight across the enterprise. By solving the most challenging data problems for analytics, we help organizations make better decisions, improve customer engagement and operations and monetize data – to translate data into value. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence, EMC, Moody's, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation.

Pentaho Business Analytics Details
Languages Supported
German, English, French
Product Description

Modern, integrated, embeddable business analytics and data integration platform built for the future of analytics.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Within a single platform, our solution provides big data tools to extract, prepare and blend your data, plus the visualizations and analytics that will change the way you run your business. From Hadoop and NoSQL to analytic databases, Pentaho allows you to turn big data into big insights.

Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Our mission is to help organizations across industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk.


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Hitachi Vantara
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2017
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It was so easy to build reports and dashboards on our Snowflake warehouse with Pentaho Business Analytics. We basically setup the Snowflake JDBC driver, created a data source using the Data Source Wizard and was doing ad-hoc analysis and dashboarding within an hour.

The visualizations also look very nice like the heat grid and map. Seems like there are a lot of tuning and configuration options available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are a lot of tools/options to consider when trying to solve the basic problem of building a report. I suppose it may take some time to figure out which tool (i.e. Analyzer, Reporting, CDE, etc.) is the best one based on needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building marketing campaign dashboards on data in Snowflake. We need to compare campaign results for Control/AB vs. promotion variations.

We've been able to get up and running very quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Pentaho Business Analytics is a very advanced, hardware-compatible ETL system which can handle large amounts of data rapidly, while using information from a variety of sources. It's so customer-friendly that, even though you're not aware of SQL, you are going to be able to learn it quickly. Basic jobs and changes can quickly be generated with Pentaho, asi t provides advanced information access and processing capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to have a replication template on objects, tables, bridge-tabs, maps, which would help the layout. I think many core elements, such as communication and working ability, must be improved. Also, the marketplace has a rapid JSON output stage, but I feel I'd be better if Pentaho could be able to render JSON processing even more rapidly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pentaho is quick, eye-catching and straightforward to use. In our particular instance, we use it to build a number of tasks and changes that our office assistant users need every day. It also has numerous bulk loaders and, in contrast to overall capability, it allows the implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho Sales. However, it is less flexible than broader devices like Qlik. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pentaho Business Analytics currently is used this for our external IT services. A second framework must be built to operate small and simple software for modeling information warehouses and market intelligences. Also, Pentaho allows our project managers to cut data for different departments through the Pentaho User Console. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Support Specialist
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The automated Pentaho solutions are simple to learn and can insert and convert information that you have easily. Pentaho Analyzer is a versatile and straightforward analysis tool built on the Enterprise software of Pentaho. Also, it lets you link to almost every data source as long as you have a JDBC socket, REST API and any other endpoint of the Network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Pentaho does not have a large community of users, so the feedback is very limited. We have some user groups that are helping each other out, but that's it. Also, more guidelines need to be provided in order to set analytical diagrams or create models manually. In general, Pentaho needs some improvements, as it has all the potential to become a genuinely side-to-end BI solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pentaho Business Analytics is well suited for companies that need assistment on the production and management of their warehouses. It can effectively be applied and follows most machine learning applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software is being used in the IT deparment of my organization. We use it to provide personalized information to several internal and external clients, to handle MDX requests on the consumer feedback platform behind our homepage and it also acts as a tool of evaluating employment and transitions, but the area of expertise of Pentaho is the treatment of tables. Pentaho quickly gained us access to the information and the integrated ETL tools were quick and simple to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology Specialist
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pentaho is extremely fast when working with any form of RDBMS from data entry to data charging. You can also link to many information sources in a very easy way. The powerful graphical coding tool of Pentaho Data Integration is amazing too. Syncing with AD is very useful to set protection for a directory or group of customers whenever you want. Also, Pentaho does have an accessible-source version that delivers a large part of the Business Version features with no license fees. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see Conceptual model Workbench's feature for the pier tables because they form part of the star scheme, and PDI reads JSON files slowly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pentaho is also a popular BI tool for the production of a vast number of complaints if your ERP does not provide you with a good alternative. Before implementing this solution you need to know the basics requirements for your company. While usig Pentaho, I recommend you to integrate it with Amazon RedShift because it is a server that is quantitative and almost any other database can be linked to free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In one of the business segments, we have established Pentaho as an incentive to capture stuck information from a newly updated, house-grown CRM program. In all the company we have several Pentaho users, who make good use Pentaho Analyzer to produce the reports. Also, the author of the pixel-perfect reports to internal and external public is using Pentaho Report Designer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Operations Analyst
Internet
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pentaho is multiplatform uses standard technology, it is easy to install and configure, it has basic environments and it is a flexible solution that allows to create functionalities or modules that adapt to the needs of any organization. It is relatively stable, robust and reliable. This is a free platform, so you can realize an incredible perspective to start using Pentaho and discover the full potential of this tool. Pentaho has many different features and an intuitive design that help create several reports and panels. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far it is a great tool to use, all its features are excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pentaho does an excellent job if you want to generate and maintain a data warehouse, it is an excellent tool for new companies, data integration is fantastic. A novice user can catch up quickly and the GUI is intuitive and very reliable. It has a platform that has a very intelligent architecture, which provides ease of use to the user when necessary. The platform has a very intelligent architecture and is believed to be extensible and offers the ease of use that the user needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pentaho is used as a BI tool to improve the analysis and decision-making capacity, since it offers solutions that are mainly composed of an infrastructure of analysis and reporting tools. It is excellent for creating PDF reports, as well as interactive analysis reports where users can write their complement reports. Pentaho is used to allow our internal and external customers to compare the performance of our products and services and gain visibility into customer behavior and activity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology Staff
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pentaho is a very advanced, hardware-compatible ETL system which can handle large amounts of data rapidly, while using information from a variety of sources. It's so customer-friendly that, even though you're not aware of SQL, you are going to be able to learn it quickly. Basic jobs and changes can quickly be generated with Pentaho, asi t provides advanced information access and processing capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to have a replication template on objects, tables, bridge-tabs, maps, which would help the layout. I think many core elements, such as communication and working ability, must be improved. Also, the marketplace has a rapid JSON output stage, but I feel I'd be better if Pentaho could be able to render JSON processing even more rapidly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pentaho Business Analytics is quick, eye-catching and straightforward to use. In our particular instance, we use it to build a number of tasks and changes that our office assistant users need every day. It also has numerous bulk loaders and, in contrast to overall capability, it allows the implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho Sales. However, it is less flexible than broader devices like Qlik. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pentaho currently is used this for our external IT services. A second framework must be built to operate small and simple software for modeling information warehouses and market intelligences. Also, Pentaho allows our project managers to cut data for different departments through the Pentaho User Console. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Consultant
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The delivery process was super fast. We just downloaded the program and within seconds we started creating analytics. Then, we discovered that Pentaho could be built into all kind of tech and framework, and have incorporated it readily and effectively with various RDBMSs when there is too much layout. Also, the model and CSS layout allow us to build something unique, although it may sometimes become a challenge, but it can still be done quite fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One of Pentaho's main problems was its company licence because some of us, as customers that understood what is given in the large community edition, felt that its corporate features were far too big. Also, we have stopped switching to Tableau licenses for much of our inner dashboarding and investigating because we must go to the XML folder to add the new items to do this, which was a very long process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pentaho is suitable for advanced scientific uses or operational claims with major listings of POs, DOs and COs. However, if you need to work with pivot tables, I would suggest you to use another tool, although in Pentaho it can still be done but you will need to do some extra work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pentaho is the business analytics main source for the IT department. To incorporate and evaluate the corporate data on all structures, Pentaho is always capable to resolve more special needs. It has also been able to fulfill the many regulations for the business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Specialist
Internet
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pentaho Business Analytics allows us to sort the data the user needs to enter and to create a further layer of safety to send reports or e-mails through security, classes or the list of users. Even non-technical consumers may easily produce reporting and graphs if presented with a well-specified web application schema by using Pentaho. It is also user-friendly and it helps several of our programmer users to learn PUC's user interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are team tables, but it becomes very difficult for programmers to modify this system when Schema Workbench is used to model a cube. Also, because of licensing issues, the modeling software of Pentaho has a very high price of technology. It also has relatively poor resources, maybe lower than designers and advisers may need. I wish Pentaho could seek to integrate quantitative material with all the functionalities of artificial intelligence. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pentaho is an outstanding platform for evaluation and visibility into your results. If you constantly need to work in crucible tabs and measured columns, you can use Pentaho to read complicated linear regressions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the IT department, we mostly use the Pentaho Analyzer and Schema Workbench on BI side to collect data from various sources and to conduct ETL in our data storage factories for organizational intelligence. There are many accounts and Dashboards and bursting reports that we have managed to produce. In short, Pentaho lets our domestic and foreign partners evaluate our goods and services' quality and gain exposure in the activities and industries of their consumers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Visualizations, Dashboards and flexible analytics Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I haven't come across anything that turns me off. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take a good look at Pentaho Business Analytics. It simplifies the process of analyzing, visualizing and reporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Taking security related organizational data and extracting value. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The routing , looping , calling child jobs in the package is great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The data loading from source to target is bit annoying . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Will recommend to use . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving BI related things . Doing ETL and loading transformed data and then building reports on top of it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Lead
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pentaho business analytics is one of the most powerful application to deal with data visualisation. It is being used by many big companies like synergy and many more. A user can easily integrate many datasource with this and build the reports for analytical purpose. The data integration tool Kettle is also very powerful. This product is also easy to configure as it is based on spring framework.

The Pentaho community is also very supportive and documentation is clear on the implementation part. Pentaho exposes its core services using REST APIs so an enterprise can configure the system based on its requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

They need to work on dashboard components. The indexing is bit slow as they are using Jackrabbit for file content. Most of plugins are paid so you have to buy them. A learning curve is bit high as this is huge platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can try this tool for data visualisation and dashboard components. The report designer allows you to drag and drop the components while making the reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it for reporting in financial domain. We are also using this tool to migrate the data in different systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analista y Programador de Sistemas de Información
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Is a very versatile and effective tool, not only applicable in the context of business intelligence or big data, but also in the development of applications, systems migration or even data science (a combination of processes and systems to extract knowledge or a better understanding of data in its different forms) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Although it has a large community, there is not much reliable documentation, it has a basic user manual, which does not detail many of the concepts, which hinders the development and deployment of the solution. In addition, most of this documentation is created by users, who usually detail solutions to specific problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The tools that are part of the suite have been developed separately. we see ourselves in the obligation to use different methodologies to be able to do the same actions but in different tools, harming the learning and development of possible solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to it has a powerful data mining engine and OLAP server, the series of classification, regression, association rules, and clustering algorithms, supported us in the tasks of predictive analysis to discover hidden patterns or future trends.

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Administrador de Data Center
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It allows the flexible migration of data from multiple sources, fully integrable account, n tools which is integrable, scalable and customizable. It has a platform that has a very intelligent architecture, which provides ease of use to the user when needed. This application is spectacular since it has a set of free programs to generate business intelligence and includes integrated reporting tools, data mining, ETL. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When presenting an error collapses and erases everything, it means that when the memory fails it can cause damage to the final migration structure. It has to be improved, as you can see in its public activities, they are working on that, it is a BI platform oriented to the solution and it focuses on processes that include all the main components necessary to implement process-based solutions, since has designed from the beginning. Updating the web platform is not easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Recommended, but must be more explanatory in the handling of errors that are difficult to detect, has a knowledge base of the support portal, if applicable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In a company this software allows to determine and perform defective invoices, as well as in other companies it allows to integrate a large amount of data that turn out to be critical for suppliers with different formats, it can also be implemented for the detection of fraud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mitarbeiter
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was very easy to integrate the database and to receive realtime information and statistics through the tool. It is easy to use even for unexperienced colleagues. The tool is fast and you can easyly analyze your business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much. You have to pay for the enterprise edition. Without it especially the graphic solutions are limited. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a convenient tool for business analytics then use Pentaho. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it for the database integration and especially for analyzing our "numbers" in various marketing channels. Reports and graphic presentations are based on Pentaho. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AP
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It has rich data connection and user friendly GUI. The spool PDI 's drag and drop features can finish most of requirements, sometimes JAVA script can be more handy for programmers. Pentaho has many big data tools and it is very useful for people with SQL skill set. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am pretty satisfied with its features so far. The only thing I had trouble was to upgrade from old version and a new version, it was not very smooth and had to seek help from Pentaho support team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is very mature and easy to use tool and it is easy to adopt and Pentaho has very good support people if you have premium support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as ETL tool primarily and this does the job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the user interface. We have just started using Kettle for ETL. We were using another tool before and we have now switched to Kettle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Still discovering all the features of it. As of now everything looks good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ETL. We want to extract , transform and load data on a daily basis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UL
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ability to quickly put together a report with the data loaded into the back-end is useful for bare bones reporting. You can sort through and filter to find the data you need for reporting purposes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It seriously takes several hours to get used to the intricacies of creating even simple reports. Usually, the leads us to just do a data dump into Excel from the tool rather than to go through the pains of designing reporting dashboards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at other market leading tools. Our company is in the midst of a migration to Qlik Sense and considered several other platforms (Microsoft BI, Tableau) before doing so. There's just so much more value in the marketplace than what you get with this package. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralization of data was huge. Benefits include aligning the organization around the one source of truth in the Pentaho system. Before, we had many disparate systems and with Pentaho, there's the ability to go and grab data and create your own report if you have the technical expertise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AN
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how it is seemless and make your work easy in ETL world Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Bottlenecks while using big data and loading the data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely recommmend to work on big data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me in resolving ETL related problems, let's me load and transform data into easier format using kettle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Professor of Business Intelligence - SAP Dashboard Design
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pretty much designed platform. Awesome cost vs bennefit. Nice integration and reports, even better when we analize costs. This is a free platform, reason why, you can realize an awesome perspective of starts using Pentaho and discover all the potencial of this tool. You also, can search and browse a large and constantly growing gallery of custom data visualizations made by users, it´s a huge and awesome structure provide by Pentaho Communit users. You can get quickly up to speed by searching through an online Pentaho visualizations gallery to find the particular presentation template you want to use to show your data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It´s not an intuitive platform. You do need to study a lot in order to make some great progress. New users of Pentaho or folks who are interested in performing a specific task or type of analysis, needs to improve their skills in order to have or make easy their relationship with the tool. Once it´s a free platform, some of our managers dislike this situation, it sounds like, no quality or poor structure security for data and vizualiztions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Nice to understand about integrations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My personal dashboards about our marketing operations, got an amazing views. Even better, all stakeholders got free and easy access to the business data, bring a solid and trust analysis to all departaments of the company. Underwood, our analysis got a improve once we stats to prepares many of the presentations, and posts links with tips, tricks, and sample data sets to explore. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Developer Financial Planning and Analysis
Financial Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This product has a free community version that can be used to satisfy BI needs of any organization. Pentaho has a lot of different features and intuitive layout that help build various reports and dashboards. Management was happy to see reports and dashboards in a short period of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Pentaho does not have powerful ETL functionality which complicates installation and configuration process. The interface of the product also could be improved. Not a lot of user support to solve complicated issues with the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The company was looking to improve its effectiveness through developed reports and established KPIs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CO
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pentaho offers open source business intelligence solution for data integration with PDI/Kettle ETL module and visulization . It simplifies big data hadoop integration with great flexibility and reduced risk of changes from big data system. It also offers seamless integration with NOSQL databases and connectivity to analytical databases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

BI front end is not appealing like other industry leading front ends products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating BIG data with pentatho.

Performance improvement for tera/peta byte data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that Pentaho is a drag and drop environment. Like everyone else, our organization has a ton of data, which is stored in a less than ideal manner. Historically, we'd have to create custom joins to get the data we need, but for those in the organization who were not comfortable with joins, they'd either get bad or no data. Pentaho makes this easy for users to get exactly what they want. I also like that Pentaho allows you to quickly adapt your data from table view to chart view, then back to table view without any issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The dashboard reporting feature could use some visual enhancements. I've only played around with it a few times, but I've not yet figured out how to apply a global filter to all reports within a dashboard, so this feature could be made more intuitive, perhaps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Converting systems is always a big undertaking, but this one seems well worth the effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All of them. All of our data is being (or will soon be) surfaced using Pentaho, and all data users in the organization will soon have access to the tool. This will be our primary data access tool. I would suggest this product to any business that has multiple data sources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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analista de siniestros
Insurance
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

app spectacular as it is a set of free programs to generate business intelligence and includes integrated reporting tools , data mining , ETL Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

everything is excellent as it is a BI platform solution-oriented and focused on processes that includes all major components required to implement process-based solutions as it has been designed from the beginning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

100 % recommended without hesitation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

many benefits as it is an infrastructure of tools integrated with a workflow engine business process analysis and reporting. The platform is capable of running the business rules necessary , expressed in the form of processes , activities, and is able to present and deliver the right information at the right time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant
Management Consulting
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
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What do you like best?

I have used PDI (Pentaho Data Integration) tool (community edition) for archiving and error handling capabilities and find it the best in business. It is very easy to use and flexible. Learning curve is very less compared to other integration tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This tool occupies lot of hard disk space in your machine. Support for analytics also can be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend Pentaho for simple integration requirements but not for very complex solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used Pentaho for archiving and error handling capabilities as part of high volume data loading to Salesforce environment. I find it very easy and flexible to use without any prior training. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Data Engineer, Enterprise Infrastructure
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The tool has ability to drag and drop different functionalities in the window and create a pipeline of tasks through which the data passes, and gets cleaned. Also the ability to create jobs and running them is a very good feature of the system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface needs some upgrade. It looks a little old and un-engaging. Also the application requires a lot of physical memory and hence slows down the operations. while creating transformations is easy, working on the job creation in pentaho is a cumbersome task and takes a while to complete. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Have good experience on Javascript as it required sometime in the transformations to perform certain cleaning activities on the data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was building a relational data warehouse and used Pentaho for the cleaning purpose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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