Pentaho vs. Talend Open Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pentaho
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Pentaho is a suite of open source business intelligence and analytics products, now offered and supported by Hitachi Data Systems since the June 2015 acquisition.N/A
Talend Open Studio
Score 6.1 out of 10
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Talend Open Studio is an open source integration software, used to build basic data pipelines or execute simple ETL and data integration tasks, get graphical profiles of data, and manage files from a locally installed, open-source environment.
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Pricing
PentahoTalend Open Studio
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PentahoTalend Open Studio
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
PentahoTalend Open Studio
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
9.0
20 Ratings
9% above category average
Talend Open Studio
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Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports8.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
8.7
19 Ratings
7% above category average
Talend Open Studio
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Ratings
Drill-down analysis7.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.319 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages9.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.617 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
9.6
20 Ratings
14% above category average
Talend Open Studio
-
Ratings
Publish to Web9.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.719 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning9.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.917 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers9.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
8.2
17 Ratings
1% above category average
Talend Open Studio
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Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
9.1
20 Ratings
6% above category average
Talend Open Studio
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.519 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
8.3
11 Ratings
4% above category average
Talend Open Studio
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Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application7.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
8.6
10 Ratings
8% above category average
Talend Open Studio
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Ratings
REST API8.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
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Ratings
Talend Open Studio
7.5
10 Ratings
9% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings7.010 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings7.99 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
-
Ratings
Talend Open Studio
7.0
10 Ratings
18% below category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings7.910 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
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Ratings
Talend Open Studio
7.5
10 Ratings
9% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings6.99 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings7.99 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings6.98 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings8.910 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Pentaho
-
Ratings
Talend Open Studio
6.5
7 Ratings
23% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
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User Ratings
PentahoTalend Open Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(31 ratings)
7.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(6 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(7 ratings)
4.9
(3 ratings)
Online Training
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PentahoTalend Open Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
Hitachi Vantara
Pentaho is very well suited to perform data extraction & data mining from various cloud storage & transform that data using various available data models. However, the software struggles when it comes to visualizing the extracted data in an appealing manner & can be difficult for end-users to get an understanding of data tables created using those models.
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Qlik
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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Pros
Hitachi Vantara
  • Integrate and synchronize with big data easily
  • Import data from any sources and different databases
  • Managing data in on-premise, hybrid and cloud environments.
  • Compatibility and flexibility of the platform with any type of scenario and any business or industry
  • Various tools in the software suite to transformation of data
  • Simple interface appearance and creative UI graphics
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Qlik
  • 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
Hitachi Vantara
  • I think the relative obscurity of the tool is a downside, not as many developers, consultants or peers you can tap into.
  • Lack of a solid user community held us back, looking at Power BI and Qlik, they have huge user communities that help each other out. Would have liked that here.
  • Smaller company means smaller sales force, and the lack of a local presence made it hard to only interact online with the account rep. Other companies have someone local who often stops by with pre-sales developers to just pitch in free of charge when they have time.
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Qlik
  • The community is not that up to date and forum is not that great in response. Probably we should make people aware of the tool more on how to use and its implementations.
  • Talend crashes when transforming a lot of data (millions of rows).
  • Proper training documentation is a must for talend which is currently lagging. This will help users to learn more about Talend and use it effectively.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hitachi Vantara
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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Qlik
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
Hitachi Vantara
The Pentaho tools are designed so you can start playing around on your own. Of course, you will need guidance at some point, but the training teams are good at guiding new users, and the online documentation is usually pretty up-to-date.
Some of the tools, such as the Pentaho Data Integration tool and the Pentaho Server, are pretty self-explanatory. The other tools maybe are not so quickly and obvious to use, but again, with some documentation and some customer support, you can find your way around them.
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Qlik
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
Hitachi Vantara
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Qlik
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 Rating
Hitachi Vantara
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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Qlik
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
Hitachi Vantara
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration Fundamentals Setup 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 Course The 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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Qlik
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Hitachi Vantara
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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Qlik
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Alternatives Considered
Hitachi Vantara
Since the Pentaho platform offers a range of broad functionality across data preparation and advanced analytics, it also can be easily integrated to support many data sources and machine-learning frameworks. Based on that fact, we selected Pentaho to be used in our internal department. It also supports many of our BI use cases as required by company management or the business user. Last but not least, the Pentaho license is cheaper than their competitor.
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Qlik
Informatica has a limited number of components that you can use. This places a heavy limitation on the capabilities of Informatica. On the other hand, Talend allows you to create your own custom components using Java. For businesses that need to perform a wide variety of data operations, it can be quite useful to have the option of creating your own custom components to satisfy business needs.
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Return on Investment
Hitachi Vantara
  • Pentaho has improved our overall business process.
  • Pentaho has helped the Managers and Directors to analyze the numbers going up and down from time to time.
  • We have a started a big project using Pentaho that is going to include all the business processes in the organization.
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Qlik
  • 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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