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2020-07-15T07:11:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Pentaho Data Integration?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Pentaho Data Integration?

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Ridwan Saeful Rohman - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Engineering Associate Manager at Zalora Group
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-26T13:19:00Z
26 June 22

The abstraction is quite good.

RK
Senior Data Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2022-05-30T16:19:00Z
30 May 22

One of the most valuable features is the ability to create many API integrations. I'm always working with advertising agents and using Facebook and Instagram to do campaigns. We use Pentaho to get the results from these campaigns and to create dashboards to analyze the results.

VK
Solution Integration Consultant II at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2022-05-25T17:24:00Z
25 May 22

We use Lumada’s ability to develop and deploy data pipeline templates once and reuse them. This is very important. When the entire pipeline is automated, we do not have any issues in respect to deployment of code or with code working in one environment but not working in another environment. We have saved a lot of time and effort from that perspective because it is easy to build ETL pipelines.

RD
COO / CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2022-05-19T16:25:00Z
19 May 22

Its drag-and-drop interface lets me and my team implement all the solutions that we need in our company very quickly. It's a very good tool for that.

KM
Data Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2022-05-11T06:00:00Z
11 May 22

One of the valuable features is the ability to use PL/SQL statements inside the data transformations and jobs.

Anton Abrarov - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Leader at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-11T04:07:00Z
11 May 22

It has a really friendly user interface, which is its main feature. The process of automating or combining SQL code with some databases and doing the automation is great and really convenient.

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RE
Data Architect at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-05-10T13:38:00Z
10 May 22

I can use Python, which is open-source, and I can run other scripts, including Linux scripts. It's user-friendly for running any object-based language. That's a very important feature because we live in a world of open-source.

RV
CDE & BI Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-02T05:34:00Z
02 May 22

I can create faster instructions than writing with SQL or code. Also, I am able to do some background control of the data process with this tool. Therefore, I use it as an ELT tool. I have a station area where I can work with all the information that I have in my production databases, then I can work with the data that I created.

Renan Guedert - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Intelligence Specialist at a recruiting/HR firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-12T20:49:00Z
12 April 22

Sometimes, it took a whole team about two weeks to get all the data to prepare and present it. After the optimization of the data, it took about one to two hours to do the whole process. Therefore, it has helped a lot when you talk about money, because it doesn't take a whole team to do it, just one person to do one project at a time and run it when you want to run it. So, it has helped a lot on that side.

José Orlando Maia - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-04-11T18:31:00Z
11 April 22

The area where Lumada has helped us is in the commercial area. There are many extractions to compose reports about our sales team performance and production steps. Since we are using Lumada to gather data from each industry in each country. We can get data from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Colombia at the same time. We can then concentrate and consolidate it in only one place, like our data warehouse. This improves our production performance and need for information about the industry, production data, and commercial data.

Jacopo Zaccariotto - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Data Engineering at InfoCert
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-05T10:31:00Z
05 April 22

We can schedule job execution in the BA Server, which is the front-end product we're using right now. That scheduling interface is nice.

Ryan Ferdon - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Engineer at Burgiss
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-24T15:23:00Z
24 March 22

The fact that it's a low-code solution is valuable. It's good for more junior people who may not be as experienced with programming.

Dale Bloom - PeerSpot reviewer
Credit Risk Analytics Manager at MarketAxess
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-20T22:28:00Z
20 January 22

I absolutely love Hitachi. I'm one of the forefront supporters of Hitachi for my firm. It's so easy to integrate within our environments. In terms of being able to quickly build ETL jobs, transform, and then automate them, it's really easy to integrate throughout for data analytics.

NA
Systems Analyst at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-22T20:41:00Z
22 December 21

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.

Tracy Gettings - PeerSpot reviewer
Analytics Team Leader at HealtheLink
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-22T20:35:00Z
22 December 21

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.

Dan Peacock - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Data Architect at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-14T21:23:00Z
14 December 21

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.

PhilipRobinson - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-13T16:49:00Z
13 December 21

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.

Oscar Mejia - PeerSpot reviewer
IT-Services Manager & Solution Architect at Stratis
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-14T17:56:24Z
14 July 21

It's my understanding that the product can scale.

VM
Technical Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-22T14:48:00Z
22 February 21

Pentaho Data Integration is quite simple to learn, and there is a lot of information available online.

AG
Assistant General Manager at DTDC Express Limited
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-08T09:43:51Z
08 January 21

The amount of data that it loads and processes is good.

VD
Specialist in Relational Databases and Nosql at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-15T07:11:00Z
15 July 20

The solution has a free to use community version.

Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 26, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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VD
Specialist in Relational Databases and Nosql at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
15 July 20
We're using the community edition, which is free to use. I'm not sure how much their paid services cost. We haven't purchased any licensing.
AG
Assistant General Manager at DTDC Express Limited
08 January 21
We are using the Community Version, which is available free of charge. The price of the regular version is not reasonable and it should be lower.
Theodore Omtzigt - PeerSpot reviewer
President and Founder at STILLWATER SUPERCOMPUTING INC
Feb 05, 2020
I am the president and CEO of a differentiated system integration company for high-performance deep learning and intelligent systems.  I am looking for feedback on the use of MTL for HPC applications.  Specifically in terms of:  Ease of use Performance Functionality Numerical robustness Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
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Walter Kuhn - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
05 February 20
Not sure whether I got your problem. Based on my background, I used some matrix libraries many years ago, however at that time no real template libaries... I guess you are using C++? Could you interface to Fortran, have you researched on the various libraries available, such as the old SCALAPACK, LAPACK, or MAGMA etc? MTL4? see also https://www.cscs.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/contents_publications/tutorials/handson_intro_to_PETSc/CSCS_libraries.pdf for an overview of various libraries... you should read it...
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