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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.4
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.6
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.9
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.3
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
8.6
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
5.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
5.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.4
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.9

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.5

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.1
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.7
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.5
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
6.6
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
5.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
9.2

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • Being able to use the OLAP Analyzer tool saved our organization a lot of time in not needing to develop an OLAP tool on our own.
  • The ability to customize the tool and integrate all the internationalization we required was pretty straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | 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

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
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.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.9
Based on 2 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

Datawatch Monarch

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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
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.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

I was not with the company when they selected Pentaho over any other tool. As per my experience, I would recommend Pentaho. One of the reasons are that it is open source. If you know JAVA, you can create your own plugins. I have found its customer support pretty good and quick. And the most important thing is the cost. If you are not using the DI server, you can just use the community edition and it should fulfil your purpose too.
Nikhil Karkare | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • It's cheap. The version we have is free, so it has an immediate positive impact on ROI in that regard. However, a lot of our developers don't like it, which eats away our ability to be effective and productive.
  • It gets the job done. It may not be the most elegant tool, but for our purposes it works. There are probably better tools out there, and Pentaho has limited capabilities, but at the end of the day it works well enough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Pentaho

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
Pentaho
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
5.0

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
9.9

Online Training

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

Datawatch Monarch
Pentaho
5.0

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