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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Pentaho ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
  • Amazon QuickSight and Pentaho are tied in 1 feature set: BI Standard Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

7.9

Amazon QuickSight

79%
7.9

Pentaho

79%
Pentaho ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
17 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
17 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.2

Amazon QuickSight

72%
8.4

Pentaho

84%
Pentaho ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
7.7
77%
18 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

5.9
59%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
16 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

6.8

Amazon QuickSight

68%
7.9

Pentaho

79%
Pentaho ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
17 Ratings

Publish to PDF

6.3
63%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
18 Ratings

Report Versioning

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
12 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
16 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.8

Amazon QuickSight

58%
7.7

Pentaho

77%
Pentaho ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
15 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.2
72%
15 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

3.5
35%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
13 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.0

Amazon QuickSight

80%
8.1

Pentaho

81%
Pentaho ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.2
82%
19 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
18 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.3
83%
17 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
9 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

3.9

Amazon QuickSight

39%
8.3

Pentaho

83%
Pentaho ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

4.0
40%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Mobile Application

3.7
37%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
7 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

3.8
38%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

5.9

Amazon QuickSight

59%
8.0

Pentaho

80%
Pentaho ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

6.1
61%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Javascript API

6.6
66%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

iFrames

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
8 Ratings

Java API

6.1
61%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
8 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
9 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

3.0
30%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon QuickSight is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Pentaho is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Amazon QuickSight

89%
5 Ratings
9.2

Pentaho

92%
30 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Pentaho

88%
11 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Amazon QuickSight

70%
1 Rating
8.8

Pentaho

88%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Amazon QuickSight

90%
1 Rating
8.8

Pentaho

88%
8 Ratings

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Pentaho

95%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Amazon QuickSight

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Pentaho

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon Quicksight is a truly cloud-based solution so it works perfectly fine and saves a lot of expense in terms of hardware and maintenance. We can maintain it by ourselves by giving commands on UI. If you have connectivity issues then it can cause headaches because it's a cloud platform and it's a bit costly as compared to other services
Lakhan Suri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

Any company looking to solve ETL, data science, data mining problems can solve these issues with the Pentaho tools.
From a very close perspective, I know that different industries, such as the leads generation industry, which operates with other sectors such as loans, medical insurance, and mortgage, can benefit significantly from using the Pentaho tools to perform data extraction and refine records.
Other industries such as universities use the Pentaho tools for different kinds of investigations.
Banking industries also use the Pentaho tools to perform internal data mining operations, which, as you can imagine having so much data is challenging.
Perhaps if you are a single developer trying to extract data for some machine learning process, using the Pentaho tools could be a little too much, maybe overcomplicated when some spreadsheets or using R or Python could probably get the job done. Still, complex or straightforward data transformations could suffice for the job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Easily to set up for data sources, already supports quite a few of AWS and non-AWS data sources
  • Cost friendly since users are charged only for basis of usage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • Integrate and synchronize with big data easily
  • Import data from any sources and different databases
  • Managing data in on-premise, hybrid and cloud environments.
  • Compatibility and flexibility of the platform with any type of scenario and any business or industry
  • Various tools in the software suite to transformation of data
  • Simple interface appearance and creative UI graphics
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • It is still immature as a cloud-based BI tool.
  • Its functionality is about 40-50% of its competitor's products.
  • Application is still a little buggy and non-intuitive at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • I think the relative obscurity of the tool is a downside, not as many developers, consultants or peers you can tap into.
  • Lack of a solid user community held us back, looking at Power BI and Qlik, they have huge user communities that help each other out. Would have liked that here.
  • Smaller company means smaller sales force, and the lack of a local presence made it hard to only interact online with the account rep. Other companies have someone local who often stops by with pre-sales developers to just pitch in free of charge when they have time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

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

Starting Price

$5 per month

Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules

Edition
Authors$24.001
Readers$5.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Pentaho

General

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

Starting Price

Pentaho Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 11 answers
I will use Pentaho until I find a better tool with a better, easier to use report designer client. For now, Pentaho has been the most powerful reporting tool for our clients because of its ability to connect to Odoo, integrate in Odoo (reports are accessible in Odoo) and the flexibility in report design and parameter integration
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is easy to use and set up no need to put in so much effort. Once build, the dashboard can be used with multiple clients with the same domain. It provides multiple connectivity options which makes it a versatile option for reporting.
Lakhan Suri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 5 answers
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.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They provide proper support when needed. They are always ready to provide the box solution and make things easier for users.
Lakhan Suri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 8 answers
We are an Enterprise customer. They handle problems INSTANTLY when they are critical, including initiation an immediate WebEx screen share call when needed. Smaller/less-critical problems are handled within 1-2 days -- and NEVER fall off their radar, no matter how small.As needed, we can also leverage "professional services" from them -- much of which is included in our Enterprise contract. Finally, when a problem I have discovered turns out to be a bug..they create a JIRA for the fix, and make me a watcher. I love seeing notes come in showing me status updates of bugs filed because of something I found. They really are TOP-NOTCH.
Sandro Frattura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.5
Based on 2 answers
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
Stephanie Dozier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

Since the Pentaho platform offers a range of broad functionality across data preparation and advanced analytics, it also can be easily integrated to support many data sources and machine-learning frameworks. Based on that fact, we selected Pentaho to be used in our internal department. It also supports many of our BI use cases as required by company management or the business user. Last but not least, the Pentaho license is cheaper than their competitor.
Ilham AB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

  • Reduce lots of setup and maintenance cost.
  • Latest technology in market.
  • Full eco system provided under on roof.
  • Cost effective.
Lakhan Suri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • 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.
Nikhil Karkare | TrustRadius Reviewer

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