Pentaho Review 24 of 24
User Review: "Pentaho Open Source"
No photo available
June 10, 2014

User Review: "Pentaho Open Source"

Score 7 out of 101
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Pentaho

I worked for a small company where everything was open source. We used a Postgres database, etc. The tool was used for some minor reporting as it was hard to get the users of this small company to make a change.
  • For an open source tool the documentation was fairly good and the support reasonable
  • The tool was relatively easy to learn without a lot of training.
  • We did have some issues getting the automation to work. I believe this was 'Kettle'. Other than that, not too many bugs.
Of all the open source tools we looked at Pentaho was the only one with a full suite of tools (i.e. ETL, reporting, dashboards, etc). A lot of the open source tools were either ETL (Talend) or reporting (Jaspersoft).
It was a fun tool to use and learn.
How much support will be available? What about software updates?