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Score 7.4 out of 101
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Score 7.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Pentaho

Pentaho is well suited to small - mid size firms that have specific reporting needs. It is less likely to benefit firms that already have data analytics capabilities built into multiple platforms as Pentaho is not easy to integrate with other analytics platforms. There isn't enough documentation available online, however, customer support is easy to reach.
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Talend Open Studio

If you need to design the data flow architecture while working with big data tools, Talend Open Studio is a great way to do so. This is also true for designing data quality checks and monitoring real time data flow. On the other hand, I would not recommend using Talend for handling less volume of data or for performing trivial or fewer data operations.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Pentaho
7.6
Talend Open Studio
Pixel Perfect reports
Pentaho
7.6
Talend Open Studio
Customizable dashboards
Pentaho
8.0
Talend Open Studio
Report Formatting Templates
Pentaho
7.3
Talend Open Studio

Ad-hoc Reporting

Pentaho
6.5
Talend Open Studio
Drill-down analysis
Pentaho
7.2
Talend Open Studio
Formatting capabilities
Pentaho
7.1
Talend Open Studio
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Pentaho
6.3
Talend Open Studio
Report sharing and collaboration
Pentaho
5.3
Talend Open Studio

Report Output and Scheduling

Pentaho
6.8
Talend Open Studio
Publish to Web
Pentaho
6.2
Talend Open Studio
Publish to PDF
Pentaho
7.7
Talend Open Studio
Report Versioning
Pentaho
6.8
Talend Open Studio
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pentaho
7.1
Talend Open Studio
Delivery to Remote Servers
Pentaho
6.2
Talend Open Studio

Data Discovery and Visualization

Pentaho
6.3
Talend Open Studio
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Pentaho
6.3
Talend Open Studio
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Pentaho
6.7
Talend Open Studio
Predictive Analytics
Pentaho
5.8
Talend Open Studio

Access Control and Security

Pentaho
7.2
Talend Open Studio
Multi-User Support (named login)
Pentaho
7.5
Talend Open Studio
Role-Based Security Model
Pentaho
7.2
Talend Open Studio
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Pentaho
7.2
Talend Open Studio
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Pentaho
6.9
Talend Open Studio

Mobile Capabilities

Pentaho
6.4
Talend Open Studio
Responsive Design for Web Access
Pentaho
6.2
Talend Open Studio
Dedicated iOS Application
Pentaho
6.4
Talend Open Studio
Dedicated Android Application
Pentaho
6.4
Talend Open Studio
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Pentaho
6.6
Talend Open Studio

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Pentaho
6.2
Talend Open Studio
REST API
Pentaho
7.2
Talend Open Studio
Javascript API
Pentaho
6.7
Talend Open Studio
iFrames
Pentaho
5.6
Talend Open Studio
Java API
Pentaho
6.2
Talend Open Studio
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Pentaho
5.5
Talend Open Studio
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Pentaho
6.3
Talend Open Studio

Data Source Connection

Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
7.6
Connect to traditional data sources
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
9.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.1

Data Transformations

Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
7.0
Simple transformations
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
7.4
Complex transformations
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.7

Data Modeling

Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.5
Data model creation
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.5
Metadata management
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.4
Business rules and workflow
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
5.2
Collaboration
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
8.8
Testing and debugging
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
5.7

Data Governance

Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
9.2
Integration with data quality tools
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
8.4

Pros

Pentaho

  • User friendly interface
  • Easy and quick report generation
  • Great report customizing features
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Talend Open Studio

  • Integrating with Big Data tools
  • Handling multiple data sources
  • Monitoring real time data flow
  • Developing jobs quickly using predefined components
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Cons

Pentaho

  • pentaho's analyzer tool/front-end. This doesn't come close to competing with products like Tableau.
  • Pentaho Report Designer, this looks like something that was built in the early 90's and is extremely clunky to use for new-users
  • Schema Workbench, would be nice to see better support for snowflake type schemas
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Talend Open Studio

  • Standard source control practices do not work the way you would expect them to when using Talend. The intermediate items that Talend creates in the workspace are not simply a set of .java files, so you must take extra care of managing your workspace directory. This means you must backup your entire workspace directory prior to upgrading the version of Talend you are using for active development. Granted, we should do this even when upgrading a basic Eclipse environment, but it is far easier to get back where you started if Eclipse gets messed up, than if Talend gets corrupted somehow. This is a key concern for developers, and gaining comfort with this is a matter of time committment to a single tool, which developers are hesitant to commit. There are options to help this in the team and enterprise versions of the tool, but those have their own barriers to adoption, money and agreement across a development team.
  • It could take 2-3 weeks for an seasoned Java developer to gain comfort in how to best implement processes using Talend. It is worth it if you have a lot of projects that start, go on back-burner, then resume, or if you are switching between integration processes and wanting a standard way to build your programs
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Likelihood to Renew

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 11 answers
Basically, the cost is very affordable, if you have already done everything and the project is working then you don't want to replace it because that means making a whole new project. Also I think its very good and the competitor will not overcome the functionality. So you will find your self spending a lot of time and money to get to the same place.
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Talend Open Studio

Talend Open Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is no licence requirement for Talend Open Studio. So, this is not relevant question. However, if you are asking whether we will use Talend in future. Yes. We will continue to use it. It's very powerful free tool which caters to all our extra, transform, load capabilities. We just love Talend for it's great functionality and ease of use.
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Usability

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.
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Talend Open Studio

Talend Open Studio 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Talend Open Studio is based on Eclipse and is full of redundant procedures to do one thing, like when installing libraries. Sometimes I cannot manually download the libraries that it can't find.
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Performance

Pentaho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Talend Open Studio

Talend Open Studio 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many times, Talend freezes. When you give a cancel command, it takes several minutes to stop. It also takes a great toll on our PC with 16 GB of ram and I7 CPU, even in idle status. If you are downloading Maven Jar/Libraries, you cannot do anything and have to wait until the task is finished.
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Support

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.9
Based on 2 answers
They were responsive to our questions when we raised issues.They gave us workarounds when required.They were quite knowledgeable when it came to issue analysis and providing fixes.They were forthright in informing us if a bug was not due for release soon.
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Talend Open Studio

Talend Open Studio 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Talend Open Studio is free and we are not using the enterprise version which comes with licence and support. So, mostly depend on the open source community for any issues that we face. The document is good and we didn't have to use any support so far. We did evaluate the enterprise version and so far sticking to the free version.
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Online Training

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
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Talend Open Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

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.
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Talend Open Studio

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Pentaho

In terms of price, pentaho seems to be the clear winner for functionality that you get--especially with the community edition. If you don't need to license anything out, even the enterprise edition is fairly reasonably priced. With this in mind, it's a winner in the sense that it provides 95% of the data integration functionality that these other tools do without having to spend a fortune to do so.
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Talend Open Studio

It solved my specific problem of needing a standard way to integrate with databases, web services and file transfers. The price is right (free). And the tool has been very stable in my experience.
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Return on Investment

Pentaho

  • Good client feedback - caters to specific requirements
  • Low learning curve for new staff
  • Good community backup
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Talend Open Studio

  • I delivered projects the client did not believe were possible, and I provided intermediate value by providing visibility to hidden data problems in their systems they could not detect before.
  • I was able to work 3 projects at a time, pausing gracefully in one while switching to the other, with minimal effort.
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Pricing Details

Pentaho

General

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

Talend Open Studio

General

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

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