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1010data

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Pentaho

100 Ratings

1010data

5 Ratings
Score 4.7 out of 101

Pentaho

100 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1010data

The software is excellent for any application which is too large for Excel. The visual interface surpasses that of most SQL platforms. It is quite useful for data mining in an exploratory way but less useful in statistical and regression analysis.

Pentaho

The tool is fast, visually attractive and intuitive to use, but we also have an implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho pales in comparison to the overall capabilities. I recommend the tool, but everyone’s solution need is unique, so it may not be the right fit. Larger tools like Qlik are more versatile and easier to recommend. More expensive, yes, but you usually get what you pay for.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

1010data
Pentaho
6.5
Pixel Perfect reports
1010data
Pentaho
6.2
Customizable dashboards
1010data
Pentaho
6.7
Report Formatting Templates
1010data
Pentaho
6.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

1010data
Pentaho
6.1
Drill-down analysis
1010data
Pentaho
7.0
Formatting capabilities
1010data
Pentaho
6.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
1010data
Pentaho
6.1
Report sharing and collaboration
1010data
Pentaho
4.9

Report Output and Scheduling

1010data
Pentaho
6.6
Publish to Web
1010data
Pentaho
6.2
Publish to PDF
1010data
Pentaho
7.3
Report Versioning
1010data
Pentaho
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
1010data
Pentaho
6.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
1010data
Pentaho
6.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

1010data
Pentaho
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
1010data
Pentaho
6.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
1010data
Pentaho
6.3
Predictive Analytics
1010data
Pentaho
5.9

Access Control and Security

1010data
Pentaho
7.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
1010data
Pentaho
7.4
Role-Based Security Model
1010data
Pentaho
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
1010data
Pentaho
7.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
1010data
Pentaho
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

1010data
Pentaho
6.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
1010data
Pentaho
5.2
Dedicated iOS Application
1010data
Pentaho
6.5
Dedicated Android Application
1010data
Pentaho
6.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
1010data
Pentaho
5.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

1010data
Pentaho
5.9
REST API
1010data
Pentaho
6.5
Javascript API
1010data
Pentaho
6.2
iFrames
1010data
Pentaho
4.9
Java API
1010data
Pentaho
5.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
1010data
Pentaho
5.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
1010data
Pentaho
6.4

Pros

  • Crunches huge datasets
  • Has versatility in functionality and grouping capabilities
  • Native XML macro language is easy to master
  • The platform has great visualization tools
  • The built-in ETL tools are easy to learn, and can quickly import and transform any data you have.
  • The excellent visualizations and charts are pleasing to the eye, and looks are important in sales and marketing presentations.
  • The rollout was fast, we installed the software and were building dashboards within minutes.

Cons

  • The ten.do interface could use more detailed documentation
  • Most of the companies use star schema in their Data Warehouses but they are not the pure star schemas. There are the bridge tables, group tables but when using Schema Workbench to design a cube, it gets very painful for the developers to accommodate such schema in it. To do this, I have to go to the XML file and add the new elements. I would love to see the feature where Schema Workbench can accommodate the bridge tables as they are the part of star schema too.
  • When it comes to ETL, I have found PDI to be the best tool, but at the report side, it is not as good as the other tools available in the market. Especially the users always complain about the graphs in the Pentaho Analyzer. I think. the UI needs a lot of improvement.
  • PDI is slow reading the JSON files. There is a fast JSON input step available in the marketplace but I think I would be great if Pentaho can make the JSON reading even faster.
  • When I export the repository, I see the files names are encoded with UTF-8 encoding. It would be great, if the spaces and the special characters can be preserved while exporting a BA repository.

Likelihood to Renew

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Pentaho8.8
Based on 11 answers
Pentaho continues to fulfill our needs as previously described. We are regularly finding new uses for it as we expand our business and our technology stack.

Usability

1010data8.0
Based on 1 answer
That's votes by our team.
Pentaho5.0
Based on 1 answer
I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.

Support

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Pentaho9.9
Based on 2 answers
They were responsive to our questions when we raised issues.They gave us workarounds when required.They were quite knowledgeable when it came to issue analysis and providing fixes.They were forthright in informing us if a bug was not due for release soon.

Online Training

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Pentaho9.5
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Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup A week before your class started, the instructor will start sending out class material and lab setup instructions. This is helpful so that you understand how the environment is laid out and can start reviewing the content. Ultimately it saved about a 1/2 day trying to setup with 10 other people online which was great! The CourseThe 3-day course was laid out like many other technical classes with 15-30 minutes instruction and 15-60 minutes of lab exercises. The instructor was very knowledgeable with the functionality from version to version and answered questions as we went along. I was amazed at some of the functionality that was available that I was not using at the time and quickly implemented changes to many existing transformations and jobs. The novice users seemed to catch on quickly and more experienced users explained how some of the functionality was used in their home environments. Towards the end there was enough time so that we were able to ask very directed questions about our own environments. Overall, I really found the class to be informative and deliver enough information to be dangerous. My skills improved and I was able to design better and efficient transformations for the HIE. Course Description: https://training.pentaho.com/instructor-led-training/pentaho-data-integration-fundamentals-di1000

Implementation

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Pentaho5.0
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Get the right people in before starting implementation. Start small and build as you go approach is time consuming and involves lot of rework.Evangalize within the organization the capabilities and limitations equally so that correct delivery expectations are set.Set expectations with the Customer that the tool cannot replace proprietary software in terms of stability/usability and that timelines could change given the new ness of the product.

Breadth of Deployment

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Typically system analysts, business analysts and departmental managers were our target audience. 10-15 users was the most we could reach before we decided to go with another suite of Products. But who ever used it did appreciate the end to end flow of data that they could see as opposed to the data obfuscation they noticed before.

Alternatives Considered

While we have used SQL, 1010data is really the only industry standard product available for our use.
I was not with the company when they selected Pentaho over any other tool. As per my experience, I would recommend Pentaho. One of the reasons are that it is open source. If you know JAVA, you can create your own plugins. I have found its customer support pretty good and quick. And the most important thing is the cost. If you are not using the DI server, you can just use the community edition and it should fulfil your purpose too.

Collaboration and Sharing

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Pentaho7.3
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Pentaho has a community online that shares the jobs and transformations. Importing/exporting the jobs is a piece of cake. Within our internal cloud, I am able to share, open, review the jobs and transformations that he has created and we can work together to finalize them. However, the access control comes with the connections themselves; if you don't have access, you don't have access and cannot do much with the tools to help shape and transform the data.

Data Integration

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Pentaho7.2
Based on 14 answers
With a built in AR Data source connector, setting this up was very easy. Currently we are using Pentaho to connect it to our multiple-discovery platform, HR user platform and exporting data from our AR system to various consumers of the data. Once I get started, most jobs take 1-2 hours of "coding". Very easy, and I am quite excited to hear about new projects that I can utilize Pentaho to help us deliver what the customer wants.

Return on Investment

  • This has sped up the process of analysis.
  • We can now automate process which were performed manually.
  • Analysis can be performed more frequently.
  • Pentaho has improved our overall business process.
  • Pentaho has helped the Managers and Directors to analyze the numbers going up and down from time to time.
  • We have a started a big project using Pentaho that is going to include all the business processes in the organization.

Pricing Details

1010data

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Pentaho

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details