Microsoft Power BI vs Pentaho

Last updated: December 02, 2015

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Microsoft Power BI
Power BI transforms your company's data into rich visuals for you to collect and organize so you can focus on what matters to you. Stay in the know, spot trends as they happen, and push your business further.
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Pentaho
Open-source provider of reporting, analysis, dashboard, data mining and workflow capabilities. Easily access, manage and blend any data from any source. Turn data into insights and make information-driven decisions
Microsoft Power BI vs Pentaho in our news:

2015. Microsoft integrates Cortana into Power BI service



Microsoft announced that Cortana personal assistant is coming to Power BI, its business intelligence tool that, it’s worth noting, already had some natural language query capabilities. Once connected, Cortana can now answer questions from your Power BI data sets for written and spoken queries like “revenue for the last quarter” or draw you a chart for the “number of opportunities by team.” Users have to ensure that Cortana has access to their Power BI data sets by enabling this new feature in Power BI.  With Cortana Analytics, Microsoft also currently offers a more bespoke solution for enterprises that focuses less on the Cortana client and more on the machine learning and automation services that power Cortana.


2015. Hitachi buys business intelligence provider Pentaho



Hitachi wants to add big data analytics capabilities to its portfolio by acquiring BI vendor Pentaho. Pentaho is best known for its big data platform that simplifies preparing and blending all types of data and includes a spectrum of tools that enable users to easily analyze, visualize, explore, report insights and predict outcomes. Though Pentaho is expected to operate as a somewhat independent entity and to continue serving its large customer base, it will also leverage Hitachi’s deep pockets and resources to accelerate our big data analytics and data orchestration capabilities, bring new innovations to market, and expand support for current and future customers.