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Likelihood to Recommend

KNIME Analytics Platform

If you have a team of engineers or data scientists who do not like to code, KNIME can be a good platform to build quick and dirty pipelines. However if you are moving away from R&D to deployment, KNIME lacks the scalability compared to Python or R itself. When deploying, you can choose to output json or use their native front end from KNIME Server, but KNIME Server is not free.
Ivan Cui | 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

Platform Connectivity

KNIME Analytics Platform
7.4
Pentaho
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
KNIME Analytics Platform
8.5
Pentaho
Extend Existing Data Sources
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.2
Pentaho
Automatic Data Format Detection
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.8
Pentaho
MDM Integration
KNIME Analytics Platform
6.0
Pentaho

Data Exploration

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.3
Pentaho
Visualization
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.0
Pentaho
Interactive Data Analysis
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
Pentaho

Data Preparation

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.1
Pentaho
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
Pentaho
Data Transformations
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
Pentaho
Data Encryption
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
Pentaho
Built-in Processors
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.9
Pentaho

Platform Data Modeling

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
Pentaho
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
KNIME Analytics Platform
6.5
Pentaho
Automated Machine Learning
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.5
Pentaho
Single platform for multiple model development
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.7
Pentaho
Self-Service Model Delivery
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.9
Pentaho

Model Deployment

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.2
Pentaho
Flexible Model Publishing Options
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
Pentaho
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
Pentaho

BI Standard Reporting

KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
6.4
Customizable dashboards
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.3
Drill-down analysis
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.7
Formatting capabilities
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
6.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
6.9
Publish to Web
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.3
Publish to PDF
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
8.6
Report Versioning
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
5.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
5.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.5
Predictive Analytics
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.9

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.1
REST API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
6.7
Javascript API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
6.5
iFrames
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
6.7
Java API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
5.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
9.3

Pros

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • KNIME works better than most tools for ETL functions.
  • Easy to track the different steps
  • Easy to isolate and fix specific workflow steps.
Anonymous | 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

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • Visualization can be improved further though it has been better with new versions, with a lot of scope available. However, connectivity to Tableau somehow overcomes this. Also, skilled resources are difficult to find for KNIME, due to other solutions having better penetration.
  • Knowledge of R/Python is required to fully use the statistical analysis (rather than just data mining). Also, memory usage is a problematic issue sometimes.
  • Not enough domain usage experience can be shared between KNIME users as well.
Rohit Narang | 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

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I am happy with the product. It provides the required functionality.
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

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It performs all the required functions.
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

Support Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 6.7
Based on 4 answers
Since it is relatively new, there has not developed a vast previously asked/frequently asked questions library that comes up when you google an issue you come across with. This will happen only in time, and as the community grows. Because of the same reason, the community is not big. Consequently, it is possible not to receive good, fast responses to asked questions in community hubs and forums.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.9
Based on 4 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

KNIME Analytics Platform

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

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME is a lower price point and has strong cross platform capabilities. Other platforms are locked to a specific operating system and cost in some cases substantially more, making them less good choices for smaller businesses that still need basic data unification. The fact that KNIME is OS-independent is a big positive.
Christopher Penn | 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

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • Lowest TCO compared to other tools
  • Accelerates analysis - the analysts can dedicate more time to analysis itself, not to data preparation
Viktor Mulac | 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

KNIME Analytics Platform

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

KNIME Analytics Platform
7.8
Pentaho
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Pentaho
5.0

Support Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.7
Pentaho
9.9

Online Training

KNIME Analytics Platform
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Pentaho
5.0

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