Pentaho was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems in 2015. The product is an open-source platform with a suite of capabilities including end-to-end data integration and reporting/visualizations. The data integration component is leveraged more widely due to Pentaho's focus on big data integration, such as working with Hadoop, in addition to ETL processes for traditional data sources. Traditional and big data sources can be blended and prepared for reporting/visualizations or embedded into external applications, also core offerings of Pentaho. The company provides a free open-source edition called Community Edition, along with a paid Enterprise Edition, which has some features not available in the free version and provides support. The product has native integration with big data tools like Hadoop and Hive, and is capable of processing very large data volumes.
Pentaho is Top Rated in the small business segment.
|Location:||Orlando FL, and San Francisco CA|
|Most compared to:||Microsoft BI; QlikView; Tableau Server|
|Best fit for:||Pentaho is a solid open-source platform, and the data integration capabilities are particularly strong. This would be a good choice for companies that need to blend and integrate high-volume data from a wide range of structured and unstructured sources.|
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Pentaho is a strong tool for working with structured and unstructured data, blending that data, and preparing it for end user analytics. We are one of the few vendors that has reports, visualizations, and ad hoc reporting with a native data integration component within the platform. Due to this, end users are able to prepare and analyze accurate, blended information sources easily. We are continuing to expand this capability, so that all users along the data pipeline are able to collaborate for data engineering, data preparation, and business analytics.
To date, we have implemented the most big data use cases out of any other vendor, and we are continuing to build out our data integration and user experience to meet the changing needs of the market.