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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

Integration Pentaho with Hitachi Vantara is a successful idea, it has increased the speed of work in all departments of the organization. We recommend Hitachi Pentaho Enterprise Edition (Lumada DataOps Suite) to our customers in all industries, information technology, human resources, hospitals, health services, financial companies, and any organization that deals with information and databases and we believe Pentaho is one of the good options because it's agile, safe, powerful, flexible and easy to learn.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Pentaho
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Pentaho
7.4
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Pentaho
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Pentaho
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Pentaho
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Pentaho
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.3
Pentaho
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.3
Pentaho
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Pentaho
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Pentaho
7.8
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Pentaho
8.0
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Pentaho
8.8
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
4.7
Pentaho
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Pentaho
7.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Pentaho
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Pentaho
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Pentaho
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Pentaho
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Pentaho
8.4

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Pentaho
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Pentaho
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Pentaho
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Pentaho
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Pentaho
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
3.8
Pentaho
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Pentaho
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Pentaho
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.9
Pentaho
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
4.2
Pentaho
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Pentaho
7.9
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Pentaho
7.5
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Pentaho
7.6
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
5.1
Pentaho
7.2
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Pentaho
8.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.4
Pentaho
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.6
Pentaho
9.2

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Lightweight and serverless BI tool that can be used for niche dashboards.
  • Its integration into other AWS Services is one of its most appealing features.
  • The low monthly cost is another benefit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • At first, one needs to learn the basic concept of this software before going for the implementation. Once you are an expert on this then you will rock it.
  • Some of the basic features need to be enhanced such as sharing and collaboration capabilities
  • Needs to support automatically generated analytic visualizations or models
Ilham AB | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.0
Based on 2 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.0
Based on 5 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

In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

We evaluated many typical BI software vendors including Micro-strategy, JasperSoft and Tableau. Tableau would have been a top pick if it had better support for OEM. We had to compete against Tableau in many customers to try to get them to upgrade to use our analytics and found that they were very hard to displace due to how easy it is to use.The organization I worked for had been through other partnerships with Micro-strategy and I believe that may have had an impact on them not wanting to use them again, but I was not involved in the final decisions on that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

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

Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

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

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

Pentaho Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Pentaho
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
9.0

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
5.0

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