Pentaho Software

4.21 / 5 (36)

About Pentaho


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.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

36 Reviews of Pentaho

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.21 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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5 stars

(13)

4 stars

(18)

3 stars

(4)

2 stars

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May 2018

Felix from corporación Estelio

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

Once you understand the basics of this program it is very, but very easy to use

Pros

"higher visual interface to processes, has a good number of functions (and very easy to understand) for data reporting, integration, data mining and ETL.. very simple but effective Big data transform

You can build many dimensional model and load the results of the transformation into a database to develop any report whit low margin of error through a dimensional model and load the results of the transformation into a database to develop specialized reports , low margin of error-Automate the steps for execution"

Cons

Its a great tool to use, nothing to dislike about the product. Nothing to dislike, everything is good. All the features are really good.

June 2017

Kavan from NA

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2017

Pentaho, a great open source BI suit with strong community support

One of the best opensource BI tool, also well integrated with existing platforms. It will be interesting to see how will it get integrated with fast evolving Big data technologies. Pentaho 7.1 is step in right direction.

Pros

- We mature DI (Data integration) module
- Easy to learn design console (Spoon)
- wide community support
- Very well integrated with different platforms
- Innovating fast in Big data world specially Pentaho 7.1

Cons

- Not very well documented for latest releases one of the reasons is many innovation are happening very fast

January 2019

senando from Progear inc

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Great partner of IT business analyst

Using this kind of software brings ease and accurate data reports that helps the company on decision making

Pros

Easy to use, compatible in many database such as mysql, ms sql server, different type of output to choose such as excel, html, richtext, etc.

Cons

Some version are slow on initializing and fetching data such as Pentaho report designer version 5 and above. Unlike version 3 which has smooth process, that was base on my experience.

October 2018

riyaadh from CES

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

ETL on the fly

Pros

Drag and drop functionality makes it easy to create transformations. Able to analyse data from multiple sources quickly and efficiently. Jobs can be scheduled in order to run specific tasks and transformations at a certain time.

Cons

Can take some time to figure out how to use it as there are lots of components involved. Can be a bit slow or run into out of memory issues for bigger queries but upping the virtual memory in the configuration can fix this issue.

February 2017

James from Legal Server

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2017

Saves me not only hours, but DAYS

Pros

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.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

Practical, versatile and objective

Fast execution of ETL processes in the case of massive data migration with a very low margin of error

Pros

-Automate the steps for execution
- It has a friendly graphic environment
- Easy to use
- Wide range of tools

Cons

-High basic requirements for execution.
- lack of detailed comments in error messages.
-It does not have documentation in Spanish language.

April 2018

Michelle from Central Kansas Foundation

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Pentaho Review

Pros

Once you understand the basics of this program it is easy to use. The bonus with this program is that if someone write a report, they can share the script with you. The updated 6.1 version is definitely an improvement.

Cons

If you are not at all familiar with writing script, this program can be very challenging. No real user manuals are included.

May 2018

Ritchea from Software Industry

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

Best Data integration and business analytics tool

Best product for reporting and analyzing.

Pros

Best reporting tool.Features like data reporting, integration, data mining and ETL.
Provides easy and good insights of business.
Provides intuitive interface for most advanced users

Cons

Sometimes Pentaho Spoon(GUI) crashes.sharing and collaboration capabilities need to be enhanced Other all features are really good.

October 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2017

The best tool for data integration

Pros

Ease of use and abundant features to get things done. Helps a lot in filling the various gaps in data sources.

Cons

Not so user friendly, takes sometime for new user to get around the application and figure out the various tricks and tools available

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

One of the best Business Analytics tool out there

Pros

This tool can be installed on any operating system. It has a simple interface, so it takes less time to learn.

Cons

The design of the software is pretty old! Needs lot of improvement when compared to its competitors.

December 2018

Hasin from Waroong

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2018

I love the out of the box visualization templates!

I really like using it but chose to use other apps like tableau due to lack of features.

Pros

Pentaho makes it really easy to generate some complex data driven visualizations.

Cons

Pentaho doesn't have a lot of options for pulling data from public APIs.

February 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2018

Gives me the ability to use clicks instead of code.

Pros

Penatho brings a visual interface to processes which would traditionally only be accomplished by many, many lines of code (which it can also do). Many powerful inputs from servers, software, and CRM systems. It also has very detailed error handling, which makes it easy to troubleshoot.

Cons

Support is mostly wiki/community based, with instructions for particular steps being lacking, outdated, or missing completely. Outputs could be simplified as well, with even a basic CSV output being slightly more complex than it should be, compared to other steps.

April 2017

Dalton from Rentcars.com

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

3.0