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Score 6.9 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Talend Open Studio

For quick daily integrations Talend is a very good tool and it makes development time so short and easy. Citizen developers who are not great programmers can pick up and start using Talend Open Studio within weeks. It's well suited for all kinds of data migration between various systems. It is less appropriate for smaller synchronous services where you need to trace the complete transaction and how data moved between them. It's also less appropriate for small data movements where other tools can be easier to use and manage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Pentaho
6.1
Talend Open Studio
Pixel Perfect reports
Pentaho
5.9
Talend Open Studio
Customizable dashboards
Pentaho
7.6
Talend Open Studio
Report Formatting Templates
Pentaho
4.9
Talend Open Studio

Ad-hoc Reporting

Pentaho
6.5
Talend Open Studio
Drill-down analysis
Pentaho
7.6
Talend Open Studio
Formatting capabilities
Pentaho
6.7
Talend Open Studio
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Pentaho
6.1
Talend Open Studio
Report sharing and collaboration
Pentaho
5.6
Talend Open Studio

Report Output and Scheduling

Pentaho
6.1
Talend Open Studio
Publish to Web
Pentaho
6.5
Talend Open Studio
Publish to PDF
Pentaho
8.3
Talend Open Studio
Report Versioning
Pentaho
6.7
Talend Open Studio
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pentaho
4.8
Talend Open Studio
Delivery to Remote Servers
Pentaho
4.5
Talend Open Studio

Data Discovery and Visualization

Pentaho
6.2
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
5.7
Talend Open Studio

Access Control and Security

Pentaho
6.5
Talend Open Studio
Multi-User Support (named login)
Pentaho
6.7
Talend Open Studio
Role-Based Security Model
Pentaho
6.6
Talend Open Studio
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Pentaho
6.1
Talend Open Studio
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Pentaho
6.4
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
6.0
Talend Open Studio
REST API
Pentaho
6.1
Talend Open Studio
Javascript API
Pentaho
6.3
Talend Open Studio
iFrames
Pentaho
5.8
Talend Open Studio
Java API
Pentaho
6.0
Talend Open Studio
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Pentaho
3.7
Talend Open Studio
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Pentaho
8.1
Talend Open Studio

Data Source Connection

Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
7.1
Connect to traditional data sources
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
8.9
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
5.3

Data Transformations

Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.6
Simple transformations
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
7.0
Complex transformations
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.2

Data Modeling

Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.1
Data model creation
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.2
Metadata management
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
6.0
Business rules and workflow
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
4.3
Collaboration
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
8.9
Testing and debugging
Pentaho
Talend Open Studio
5.2

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

  • 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.
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Talend Open Studio

  • Your developers will be able to design SOA services graphically, and it is very easy to document and implement the code.
  • Talend Open Studio is based on Eclipse IDE, so your developers will be very comfy using it
  • Open is Key in Talend Open Studio = Open Source
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Cons

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
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Talend Open Studio

  • Community support could be better.
  • Adding a custom component to the palette is not very straightforward.
  • Interface could be improved to make it easier to use.
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Likelihood to Renew

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
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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
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.
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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
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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.
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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

  • 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.
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Talend Open Studio

  • Definitely a positive impact. I liked the way talend is used for logging errors and debugging purposes. It helps to easily identify what the error is and helps build a solution.
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Pricing Details

Pentaho

General

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

Talend Open Studio

General

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

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