Pentaho Software


 

Pentaho is a business intelligence system designed to help companies make data-driven decisions, with a platform for data integration and analytics. The platform includes extract, transform, and load (ETL), big data analytics, visualizations, dashboards, reporting, data mining, and predictive analytics.

Pentaho’s data integration functionality allows users to find, manage, and combine data from multiple sources, including native support for analytic databases, Hadoop, and NoSQL. The system can integrate with partners like Melissa Data and Human Inference.

Pentaho is also suitable for embedding or white labeling visual analytics as part of third-party Software as a Service (SaaS)/software applications as it is data agnostic. The application can be rebranded and customized based on open standards and architecture.

The software offers interactive business analytics tools like visual analysis and dashboards, as well as flexible reporting solutions. Predictive analytics offered by the system includes machine learning algorithms, tools for processing data and the capability to import third-party models with PMML.

Pentaho helps users translate big data into insights within a singular platform. Users have access to a complete spectrum of data from different sources with the system’s adaptive big data layer, which takes the source of the data into account. The software is built on an open architecture and can be integrated with multiple systems. Pentaho is available for a limited period free trial.

 

Pentaho - Homepage
 
  • Pentaho - Homepage
    Homepage
  • Pentaho - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Pentaho - EMEA sales dashboard
    EMEA sales dashboard
  • Pentaho - Predictive plugin
    Predictive plugin
  • Pentaho - PDI transformations
    PDI transformations
  • Pentaho - Vendor sales report
    Vendor sales report
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Dalton from Rentcars.com
Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Riding a Wild Horse - Community Edition

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Pros

Many features.
I like to use the reporting PRD, I think that it is the best.
I use Spoon/Kettle that is a ETL tool to process data.

Cons

Many bugs. Maybe is because of Community Edition.
We have many difficult to install in cloud.
The layout of some report that run in developing, don't run in production.

 
 

James from Legal Server
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Saves me not only hours, but DAYS

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Pentaho has nice schema browsing features whereby one not need know anything about the underlying schema in order to design a transformation. Automatic multi-threading by default.

Cons

When outputting to a table, Talend has an option to Drop if exists, and create. Pentaho has a Truncate [prior to load], but no option create the table as part of the data flow nor an option to drop an existing table.

 
 

Gaurav from University of Illinois at Chicago
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Pentaho review

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Pentaho features pixel-perfect reporting, subreports, parameterized reports, and OLAP. The OLAP tools let you perform ad-hoc views, reports, and views through MDX queries. Pentaho puts more effort into data integration, ETL, and workflow automation.

Pros

· Very powerful integrated tools
· Better user interface
· Best report design wizard
· Fastest growth and improvement
· Better dashboard capabilities

Cons

· Doesn’t seem to have a wizard for creating charts
· Weaker support community

 
 

Ashutosh from SJSU
Specialty: Software / Technology

November 2015

November 2015

Very ergonomic ETL tool

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Likes Best

Really helps to solve complex business solutions with its cool features and like their contribution to open source.

Likes Least

Its a great tool to use, nothing to dislike about the product.

Recommendations

It is very easy to learn and has good support service.

 
 

Tushar from SJSU
Specialty: Education

November 2015

November 2015

Its a great Experience.

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Likes Best

This product has good features including data mining, integration. This product also has features for data reporting. Learning curve for the product is less.

Likes Least

Not Really. I don't think there is anything I dislike. This product has all good features.

Recommendations

I would definitely recommend this product to other students specially if they are working on big data related projects. Really useful features in product and easy to use for new user.

 
 

Sudhakar from VMware
Specialty: Software / Technology

November 2015

November 2015

Sudhakar from VMware

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Likes Best

Features like data reporting, integration, data mining and ETL capabilities

Likes Least

Nothing, Everything looks good to me. All features meet expectations.

Recommendations

Use it for real-time business analytics. All your data can be analyzed properly.

 
 

Sumant from San jose State University
Specialty: Education

November 2015

November 2015

Great business product. Easy to use

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Great analytics and results are very useful. Provides good insight of the business.

Likes Least

Nothing much to dislike, in fact haven't seen so many applications supported by a single software

Recommendations

Services they provide and the results are astonishing !

 
 

Gaurav from SJSU
Specialty: Education

October 2015

October 2015

Good business analytics tool

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Likes Best

Fetures like data reporting, integration, data mining and ETL capabilities

Likes Least

nothing to dislike, everything is good. All the features are really good.

Recommendations

Must use for business analytics related operations. Good and very helpful tool for analytics related to operations.

 
 

Rohit from Intuit
Specialty: Software / Technology

October 2015

October 2015

Requires training before actual use

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Likes Best

Pentaho Data Integration has lot of functions to fulfill the requirements. Functions dealing with running shell script to creating and reading from Excel spreadsheets were quite useful for creating an ETL flow.

Likes Least

Requires the training to actually understand the product. It is hard to figure out several aspects like declaring variables (global) within the product.

Recommendations

Very useful for enterprises, since Pentaho provides active support in case of software issues.

 
 

Yinghua from Card.com
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services

December 2014

December 2014

Pentaho is a user-friendly open source ETL tool

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Likes Best

I like its ease of use; it is very easy to build an ETL pipeline after the initial learning curve. I also like the variety of modules. There are a lot of powerful modules, and you will mostly find the module you want. User-defined code is very flexible; it's possible and very easy to plug in user-defined Java code. When there is no module implemented for desired function, this feature comes handy. Multithreading is also easy. The transformation can be set to run multiple copies in parallel.

Likes Least

Occasionally, Pentaho Spoon (GUI) crashes, and a restart is required.

Recommendations

It is easier to learn from examples. Pentaho has examples with the installation.

 
 
 
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Jason from MemberPlanet, LLC

February 2017

February 2017

customization is key

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Provides much-appreciated flexibility for us to customize KPI reports as well as client reports that we don't offer on platform.

Source: Capterra
 

naresh from saint elizabeth healthcare
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

cool tool for your web app

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I was impressed with the ability to integrate this into an existing web app. It allowed our users to start looking at operational data and learning from it.

Source: Capterra
 

Henrik from pr3tium

November 2016

November 2016

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