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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi is well suited for integrating between ERP systems, especially Netsuite, SAP, Salesforce. Built in access to platform API, Auth to API, access to data or triggers/actions, etc. speeds delivery. There are many connectors available making this process faster. It is best suited to an organization that needs to rapidly roll out new integrations or changes on a regular basis. It's less well suited when larges amounts of data need to be processed very quickly in a parallel method. It's possible to handle things in parallel, but because of the workflow connectors and design process you are much more likely to build something that is handling one record at a time sequentially instead of building a process that is processing hundreds of records simultaneously for real time processing. It's also less well suited where complex code is the common path for integration as it does not connect to source control and common software development processes for managing code/test/deploy. (Those things can be used, but it requires additional effort to manage.)
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

Cloud Data Integration

Dell Boomi
8.2
Pentaho
Pre-built connectors
Dell Boomi
9.0
Pentaho
Connector modification
Dell Boomi
7.7
Pentaho
Support for real-time and batch integration
Dell Boomi
9.1
Pentaho
Data quality services
Dell Boomi
8.4
Pentaho
Data security features
Dell Boomi
7.4
Pentaho
Monitoring console
Dell Boomi
7.2
Pentaho

BI Standard Reporting

Dell Boomi
Pentaho
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Dell Boomi
Pentaho
6.4
Customizable dashboards
Dell Boomi
Pentaho
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Dell Boomi
Pentaho
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Dell Boomi

  • Pre-built connectors to almost anything which greatly reduce time to release of your integration needs.
  • Easy to use development platform with drag&drop features. Non-technical people could build simple integration processes in no time.
  • Great user community where you can get quick help if needed. Boomi people hang around there a lot.
Cristian Bodnarasec | 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

Dell Boomi

  • The dashboards are limited
  • Running Low latency improves performance but makes resolving issues very difficult
  • Unable to sign up for alerts for one process only. Alerts go out at an account level. If you want to get notifications for a process you need to build it into your application.
  • The folder structure of components can get messy if not well governed.
  • Easy to create duplicate components and not realizing that someone else in your company already created one.
  • Scripting could be improved. You don't know if you have errors in your code until you run the process.
Adam White | 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

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Dell Boomi has provided us with the ability to connect our campus together using our various existing platforms. There are many supported features and have yet to run into something that we cannot do. Its user interface is very intuitive which would allow users to begin developing fairly easily. There is a myriad of resources available
Anonymous | 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

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi 8.7
Based on 5 answers
My IT and Finance teams have noted that setting up the tool is a breeze. Dell Boomi has never caused an issue during a system implementation that I am aware of. We are pleased with the tool and recommend others consider it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Performance

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi 8.3
Based on 6 answers
The atom sphere takes a time to load, when I open a process or when I open a log. One more slow processing is when I import objects from NetSuite.
About the performance of processing, it looks like Boomi takes a time to initialize some things such as connectors before starting the process. This is also performance we have.
Phi Hoang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Boomi support was responsive and knowledgable, however being a closed cloud service, it doesn't have good community support. We found the learning curve to be steep and there aren't avenues like google, forums, or blogs that provide community driven insight into the product or how to go about designing solutions using the tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dell Boomi

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

Dell Boomi

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

Dell Boomi

Our team has used Actian DataConnect since the Mid 1990's. It was formerly known as Data Junction and then Pervasive Data Integrator. We looked at Boomi as an additional tool to aid in our Integrations. We did compare it to Informatica and thought it was a better fit for our customers.

We have been using Boomi and doing great. I like the way we can break down data into small units of work. It simplifies how to handle multi-conditional pathing and the unit of work level.

Currently, I am working at SFCG, using various tools to build integrations into Oracle CX products. When we started kicking the tires on Boomi and in the training and development since that time, I've tried a series of processes out that have given me trouble in other tools. Below is a brief recap of my experience and growing admiration for the way in which this tool has made my job easier.

My first goal with using Boomi was to connect to an instance of CRM On-Demand (a task that can on other platforms be a time-consuming endeavor). What I found was a useful wizard, pictured below, with a series of pop-up steps to follow.
In other tools, I have spent more time in trying to define the schemas, than actually completing the maps that use them. Boomi reduced that time from my process. This is one small example of many demonstrating how my teammates and I feel as if we were working in black and white and are now working in color with Boomi AtomSphere. Tasks I've taken for granted are complex, time-consuming and meticulous are simplified, streamlined and transformed with powerful features like Boomi Suggest - a handy feature that leverages the collective intelligence of the Boomi community to suggest which fields should be mapped in a Data Map.

You don't need to take my word for it, another member of our team, Li Mo started building out an integration to Oracle Sales Cloud, using the SOAP API Connector. He was able to do a complete integration to insert a record into the Account entity, and it took about an hour and a half.

Note: it had been about 1 month since we both actually took the training courses. I believe we choose an additional tool that plays to the inner strengths of working in the cloud, and I can not wait until I start full blown to continue development on new integration projects using Dell Boomi AtomSphere.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it to see if it fits your needs.
David Byrd | 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

Dell Boomi

  • It has allowed us to scale significantly without having to add headcount, specifically those geared towards data entry. We went from a $10m ARR business to $200m ARR business with the same amount of Order Processors and 12x amount of transactions by leveraging Boomi to perform a lot of the work, and then having the Order Processing team to simply review that the transaction was processed successfully.
Jake J. Darley | 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

Pricing Details

Dell Boomi

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

Dell Boomi
8.5
Pentaho
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Dell Boomi
10.0
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

Dell Boomi
8.7
Pentaho
5.0

Performance

Dell Boomi
8.3
Pentaho

Support Rating

Dell Boomi
6.0
Pentaho
9.9

Online Training

Dell Boomi
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

Dell Boomi
Pentaho
5.0

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