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Likelihood to Recommend

Darktrace

Darktrace would be well suited to any environment really; the only constraint would be the budget. The cost scales on the number of devices to be monitored by the product, so it can be quite expensive in larger environments. Any company that would benefit from having 24/7 monitoring of their network would find that this product would suit that need perfectly. It can also create a number of reports, which is useful if you have any requirement to present periodic figures and statistics for your network. There are also additional features available and in development such as Antigena, which can be configured to allow potential threats to be automatically mitigated; it can block connections to a certain address, using certain ports, or it can enforce "normal behaviour" where it will only allow a machine to communicate in a way that Darktrace has observed before and considers normal. This has huge benefits particularly for 24/7 organisations where you don't have the ability to have someone monitoring the network personally at all times, as it could stop a malware outbreak in its tracks.
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

Darktrace
Pentaho
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.3
Customizable dashboards
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Darktrace
Pentaho
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.6
Formatting capabilities
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Darktrace
Pentaho
7.7
Publish to Web
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.9
Publish to PDF
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.4
Report Versioning
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Darktrace
Pentaho
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Darktrace
Pentaho
6.8
Predictive Analytics
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.0

Access Control and Security

Darktrace
Pentaho
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Darktrace
Pentaho
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Darktrace
Pentaho
7.6
REST API
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.5
Javascript API
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.3
iFrames
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.0
Java API
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Darktrace
Pentaho
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Darktrace
Pentaho
8.5

Pros

Darktrace

  • It did an ok job of analyzing and collecting data. It used a span (mirrored) port and then using its own algorithm developed flow records.
  • It did an ok job of segmenting traffic into networks - not always correctly, but ok.
  • It tried to identify devices by type - once again, it did ok, but not that great.
Matthew Frederickson | 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

Darktrace

  • False positives. Darktrace uses "AI" to create its alerts for "unusual" or "malicious" activity. It is very common to see an alert for completely benign and normal device behavior - PC tries to print for the first time in a while, for example.
  • Antigena actions. To some extent, this is a continuation of the previous point. Darktrace can break the network connectivity of the suspected device automatically. The excessive number of false positives makes administrators reluctant to use this feature, though. Also, the default Antigena actions are not relevant to real-world problems as I saw them in my experience with Darktrace.
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

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace

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

Darktrace

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

Darktrace

Darktrace 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Any time I have had any issue with Darktrace, I've been able to contact an engineer through their support desk, and I have always had a very speedy response. Even when the issue has been caused by something outside of the Darktrace devices, they have still been very keen to try to help and identify what the problem was. The customer portal also has a large number of videos and guides that you can use to educate yourself on the product
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

Darktrace

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

Darktrace

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

Darktrace

We have not evaluated others as they seem to be in their own class.
Anonymous | 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

Darktrace

  • We had an ROI just during the POC. DarkTrace helped us identify a ransomware attack and we stopped it before it happened.
  • The weekly reports more than pay for itself within the first few months.
  • The powerful search capability helps us solve problems where other solutions fall short.
Anonymous | 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

Darktrace

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darktrace
9.3
Pentaho
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

Darktrace
Pentaho
8.3

Support Rating

Darktrace
9.5
Pentaho
8.3

Online Training

Darktrace
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

Darktrace
Pentaho
5.0

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