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Pentaho

100 Ratings

Amazon QuickSight

15 Ratings
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Pentaho

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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.4
Pentaho
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Pentaho
6.6
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Pentaho
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Pentaho
6.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Pentaho
6.2
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Pentaho
7.1
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Pentaho
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Pentaho
5.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Pentaho
6.7
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Pentaho
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Pentaho
6.9
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.2
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
7.9
Pentaho
6.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Pentaho
6.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Pentaho
6.5
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
5.9

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.4
Pentaho
7.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.1
Pentaho
7.5
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Pentaho
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Pentaho
7.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Pentaho
7.1

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
Pentaho
6.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Pentaho
5.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.5
Pentaho
6.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.5
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.0
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.7
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.3
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
5.1
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
5.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
5.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.4

Pros

  • Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use.
  • Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization.
  • Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change.
  • Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
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  • User friendly interface
  • Easy and quick report generation
  • Great report customizing features
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • Open sourced
  • Running on our vendor's VM... could be the reason why we are seeing some data limitation issues
  • Future friendly
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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.
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Usability

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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.
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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.
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Online Training

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Pentaho9.5
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
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Implementation

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Pentaho5.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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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.
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Alternatives Considered

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
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N/A, it's hard to say as this was what our vendor used and is using to load our data
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Collaboration and Sharing

Amazon QuickSight5.8
Based on 2 answers
There are many members across my organization that use the QuickSight reports throughout each business day. There are various reports built for various departments as well as reports that cross over to all departments. There have not been any issues across the various departments with viewing the reports and using unique filters to look at the reports differently. Our IT department is the only department within the organization that has the necessary permissions to create new reports and/or make changes to existing reports
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Pentaho7.3
Based on 14 answers
The access control capabilities are generally sufficient, but not stellar. Most of the data sharing and access control is managed completely through pentaho's BI server, and there doesn't seem to be super strict security around the configuration and setup of permissions, who can view what reports, etc. The dashboarding capability of "putting a bunch of reports together" is extremely clunky, it's something we steer clear of trying to implement where possible.
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Data Integration

Amazon QuickSight7.5
Based on 2 answers
All of the data that feeds into Amazon QuickSight comes from our CRM, Clarity. We do not have data coming in from any other sources. Some of the data that comes in is in real-time and some of the data only updates every 24 hours. Overall, the API feed of data seems to be very seamless and there have not been any hiccups in the feed.
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Pentaho7.4
Based on 14 answers
This is one of the areas where I think pentaho has done a great job--and with every iteration of the product they seem to include more and more data sources to connect to. Given the data we've been working with, I don't think we've come across a situation yet where we haven't had a relatively simple connector to use.
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Return on Investment

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  • Good client feedback - caters to specific requirements
  • Low learning curve for new staff
  • Good community backup
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

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

Pentaho

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