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Likelihood to Recommend

MarkLogic Server

If you are storing META data then MarkLogic is super useful as it retrieves everything so fast, while storing the whole data shows performance issues some times. If you have legacy systems then migrating from it would really require sweat and blood, on the other hand if you are in systems like Node.js you can simply integrate two systems easily. If you don't know how in the end your your data schema will look like then it's better to make a prototype using MarkLogic.
Prabhudayal Acharya | 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

NoSQL Databases

MarkLogic Server
7.9
Pentaho
Performance
MarkLogic Server
8.5
Pentaho
Availability
MarkLogic Server
8.0
Pentaho
Concurrency
MarkLogic Server
7.5
Pentaho
Security
MarkLogic Server
9.0
Pentaho
Scalability
MarkLogic Server
8.5
Pentaho
Data model flexibility
MarkLogic Server
7.0
Pentaho
Deployment model flexibility
MarkLogic Server
6.5
Pentaho

BI Standard Reporting

MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
6.4
Customizable dashboards
MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
6.9
Publish to Web
MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
7.3
Publish to PDF
MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
8.6
Report Versioning
MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
5.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
5.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

MarkLogic Server

  • Search was really advanced. Hard to set up and had limitations about semantical meanings between xml nodes, but provided very good search abilities.
  • The organization of documents across collections and metadata was particularly useful.
  • The REST abilities were very advanced and worked with XQuery well.
Marcus Young | 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

MarkLogic Server

  • MarkLogic still has a long way to go in fostering the developer community. Many developers are gravitating to the simple integrations and do not delve into the deeper capabilities. They have made tremendous strides in recent months and I am sure this will improve over time.
  • Many of the best features are left on the floor by enterprises who end up implementing MarkLogic as a data store. MarkLogic needs to help customers find ways to better leverage their investment and be more creative in how they use the product.
  • Licensing costs become a major hurdle for adoption. The pricing model has improved for basic implementations, but the costs seem very prohibitive for some verticals and for some of the most advanced features.
Harry Bakken | 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

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 7.0
Based on 7 answers
MarkLogic is expensive but solid. While we use open source for almost everything else, the backend database is too critically important. At this point, re-tooling for a different back end would take too much time to be a viable option.
Daniel Davenport | 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

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very little about it can be done better or with greater ease. Even things that seem difficult aren't really that bad. There's multiple ways to accomplish any admin task. MarkLogic requires a fraction of administrative effort that you see with enterprise RDBMS like Oracle. MarkLogic is continually improving the tools to simplify cluster configuration and maintenance.
Harry Bakken | 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

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 9.0
Based on 2 answers
There's always room for improvement. Some problems get solved faster than others, of course. MarkLogic's direct support is very responsive and professional. If they can't help immediately, they always have good feedback and are eager to receive information and details to work to replicate the problem. They are quick to escalate major support issues and production show-stopping problems.In addition to MarkLogic's direct support, there are several employees who are very active among the community and many questions and common issues get quick attention from helpful responses to email and StackOverflow questions.
Harry Bakken | 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

MarkLogic Server

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

MarkLogic Server

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

MarkLogic Server

We had Fast in place when Microsoft had bought it up and was going to change / deprecate it. One of the biggest advantages of MarkLogic for search actually had to do with the rest of the content pipeline - it allowed us to have it all in one technology. On the NoSQL side, we looked at MongoDB a couple years back. At that time, MarkLogic came in stronger on indexing, transaction reliability, and DR options. For us, that was worth using a commercial product.
Beverly Jamison | 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

MarkLogic Server

  • MarkLogic reduced the amount of time that the DevOps team needed to dedicate to database updates, as the engineering team was mostly able to easily design and maintain database upgrades without requiring specialists such as database architects on the DevOps side. This capability flowed from the product's speed and the versatility of its XQuery language and libraries.
  • MarkLogic required significant education and buy-in time for the engineering team.
Richard Winslow | 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

MarkLogic Server

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

MarkLogic Server
9.0
Pentaho
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

MarkLogic Server
7.0
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

MarkLogic Server
9.0
Pentaho
5.0

Support Rating

MarkLogic Server
9.0
Pentaho
9.9

Online Training

MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

MarkLogic Server
Pentaho
5.0

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