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Likelihood to Recommend

D3.js

It's well suited for dynamic data, especially when multiple users are using the application and generating data, it helps us to get analytics of the data for users.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

D3.js
Pentaho
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
D3.js
Pentaho
7.4
Customizable dashboards
D3.js
Pentaho
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
D3.js
Pentaho
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

D3.js
Pentaho
7.9
Drill-down analysis
D3.js
Pentaho
7.6
Formatting capabilities
D3.js
Pentaho
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
D3.js
Pentaho
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
D3.js
Pentaho
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

D3.js
Pentaho
7.8
Publish to Web
D3.js
Pentaho
8.0
Publish to PDF
D3.js
Pentaho
7.2
Report Versioning
D3.js
Pentaho
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
D3.js
Pentaho
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
D3.js
Pentaho
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

D3.js
Pentaho
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
D3.js
Pentaho
6.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
D3.js
Pentaho
6.7
Predictive Analytics
D3.js
Pentaho
8.0

Access Control and Security

D3.js
Pentaho
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
D3.js
Pentaho
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
D3.js
Pentaho
7.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
D3.js
Pentaho
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
D3.js
Pentaho
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

D3.js
Pentaho
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
D3.js
Pentaho
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
D3.js
Pentaho
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
D3.js
Pentaho
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
D3.js
Pentaho
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

D3.js
Pentaho
7.6
REST API
D3.js
Pentaho
7.5
Javascript API
D3.js
Pentaho
7.4
iFrames
D3.js
Pentaho
7.1
Java API
D3.js
Pentaho
8.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
D3.js
Pentaho
7.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
D3.js
Pentaho
8.4

Pros

D3.js

  • It provides multiple ways of visualizing data easily.
  • It is fast and light on system resources. It is built with JavaScript and visualizations can be easily hosted on the web across browsers.
  • It has a huge community backing it so it is easy to find people to help with whatever you're doing.
Firaz Peer | 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

D3.js

  • Hard to code, not a kids play toy.
  • No tutorial from official documentation.
  • Requires web development experience.
Sanyam Jain | 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

Likelihood to Renew

D3.js

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

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.3
Based on 4 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

D3.js

D3.js 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Support can be improved by providing more educational videos.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.3
Based on 7 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

D3.js

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

D3.js

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

D3.js

Protoviz does not require as much knowledge of programming to build visualizations as with D3.js or Google Charts. Highcharts or AnyChart are other alternatives that are more specific to building charts only
Firaz Peer | 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

D3.js

  • Rapid Development using templates helps faster delivery of the project.
  • Documentation requires a lot of time to study.
  • D3 creates high-quality visual effects which can be used over large screens.
Sanyam Jain | 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

Pricing Details

D3.js

General

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

Pentaho

General

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

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