"Lumada has allowed us to interact with our employees more effectively and compensate them properly. One of the cool things is that we use it to generate commissions for our salespeople and bonuses for our warehouse people. It allows us to get information out to them in a timely fashion. We can also see where they're at and how they're doing."
"Flexible deployment, in any environment, is very important to us. That is the key reason why we ended up with these tools. Because we have a very highly secure environment, we must be able to install it in multiple environments on multiple different servers. The fact that we could use the same tool in all our environments, on-prem and in the cloud, was very important to us."
"We're using the PDI and the repository function, and they give us the ability to easily generate reporting and output, and to access data. We also like the ability to schedule."
"The fact that it enables us to leverage metadata to automate data pipeline templates and reuse them is definitely one of the features that we like the best. The metadata injection is helpful because it reduces the need to create and maintain additional ETLs. If we didn't have that feature, we would have lots of duplicated ETLs that we would have to create and maintain. The data pipeline templates have definitely been helpful when looking at productivity and costs."
"The graphical nature of the development interface is most useful because we've got people with quite mixed skills in the team. We've got some very junior, apprentice-level people, and we've got support analysts who don't have an IT background. It allows us to have quite complicated data flows and embed logic in them. Rather than having to troll through lines and lines of code and try and work out what it's doing, you get a visual representation, which makes it quite easy for people with mixed skills to support and maintain the product. That's one side of it."
"The amount of data that it loads and processes is good."
"The solution has a free to use community version."
"Pentaho Data Integration is quite simple to learn, and there is a lot of information available online."
"Talend lets you do everything — mapping, workflow, and orchestration — in a single place."
"The data integration aspect of the solution is excellent."
"The best thing I have found with Talend Open Studio is their major support for the lookups."
"Talend can connect to multiple data sources, including relational data sources, ERP, CRM, and others."
"This is a user-friendly solution that is easy to use."
"The solution has a good balance between automated items and the ability for a developer to integrate and extend what he needs. Other competing tools do not offer the same grade of flexibility when you need to go beyond what is provided by the tool. Talend, on the other hand, allows you to expand very easily."
"The most interesting aspect of the solution for us is that Talend Open Studio has a good balance between the features and the cost of the data management platform."
"I can connect with different databases such as Oracle Database or SQL Server. It allows you to extract the data from one database to another. I can structure the data by filtering and mapping the fields. It is very user-friendly. You need to know the basics of SQL development or SQL queries, and you can use this tool."
"The reporting definitely needs improvement. There are a lot of general, basic features that it doesn't have. A simple feature you would expect a reporting tool to have is the ability to search the repository for a report. It doesn't even have that capability. That's been a feature that we've been asking for since the beginning and it hasn't been implemented yet."
"Since Hitachi took over, I don't feel that the documentation is as good within the solution. It used to have very good help built right in."
"The product needs more plugins."
"I'm still in the very recent stage concerning Pentaho Data Integration, but it can't really handle what I describe as "extreme data processing" i.e. when there is a huge amount of data to process. That is one area where Pentaho is still lacking."
"I would like to see improvements made for real-time data processing."
"Some of the scheduling features about Lumada drive me buggy. The one issue that always drives me up the wall is when Daylight Savings Time changes. It doesn't take that into account elegantly. Every time it changes, I have to do something. It's not a big deal, but it's annoying."
"It's not very stable, at least not in the case of the community edition. I'm working with the community edition right now and I think perhaps it is because of that it is not very stable, it causes the system to sometimes hang. I'm not sure if this is the case for pair tiers."
"The testing and quality could really improve. Every time that there is a major release, we are very nervous about what is going to get broken. We have had a lot of experience with that, as even the latest one was broken. Some basic things get broken. That doesn't look good for Hitachi at all. If there is one place I would advise them to spend some money and do some effort, it is with the quality. It is not that hard to start putting in some unit tests so basic things don't get broken when they do a new release. That just looks horrible, especially for an organization like Hitachi."
"The documentation is lacking within the product. They need to get better at all aspects of describing how it works and how to use it."
"It gets the job done but it's a bit slow."
"Talent consumes a lot of resources on my PC."
"We don't get continuous replication of the data."
"In terms of features, it has all the features that I need. However, it consumes a lot of resources. It is using a lot of RAM, and they need to fix the issue related to resource consumption. It currently requires more than 24 gigabytes of RAM, which is a big amount of RAM."
"The product could be more intuitive."
"The server-side should be completely revamped."
"It is not as visually appealing as some of the other tools."
Pentaho data integration prepares and blends data to create a complete picture of your business that drives actionable insights. The complete data integration platform delivers accurate, "analytics ready" data to end users from any source. With visual tools to eliminate coding and complexity, Pentaho puts big data and all data sources at the fingertips of business and IT users alike.
Lumada Data Integration is ranked 17th in Data Integration Tools with 9 reviews while Talend Open Studio is ranked 3rd in Data Integration Tools with 16 reviews. Lumada Data Integration is rated 7.6, while Talend Open Studio is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Lumada Data Integration writes "Saves time and makes it easy for our mixed-skilled team to support the product, but more guidance and better error messages are required in the UI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Talend Open Studio writes "A complete product with good integrations and excellent flexibility". Lumada Data Integration is most compared with SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Azure Data Factory, whereas Talend Open Studio is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Informatica PowerCenter. See our Lumada Data Integration vs. Talend Open Studio report.
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