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Hitachi BI & Analytics

In this contribution we present a concise overview of our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey about the software vendor Hitachi and its portfolio of products (such as Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics and Hitachi Content Platform). Hitachi BI & Analytics scores better in our survey than InetSoft but slightly worse than Zoho. Hitachi is the most developed in real-time analytics and the least strong in mobile business intelligence. We have been able to establish this objectively. Within the context of BI & Analytics, we have put together the main advantages and disadvantages of Pentaho Analytics, and present them by component (BI, Big Data, data analytics, AI and data science). We also point out the strengths of key products such as Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics and Hitachi Content Platform et cetera.

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How does Hitachi BI & Analytics score on certain components?

Score of Pentaho Analytics software.Figure 1: Strength-weakness analysis of the supplier Hitachi BI & Analytics. A top supplier can get a maximum of 100%. Source: the BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Do you want more information about the design of our research? Click here to download this guide.

In our study we also judged the various software products of Hitachi BI & Analytics software. More than 690 criteria were used in the process. The visualization below to show the scores (on a scale of 1-5) of Pentaho Analytics. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the suppliers in the research. We are not a reseller, we do not make deals or have any ties to the vendor. Among other things, we help and advise companies in the proper selection of BI tooling.

The Hitachi analysis has been established by collecting a lot of public big data and from there it was thoroughly analyzed. More than 4,186 documents have been scanned from this software vendor in recent times. In this analysis process both algorithms as the subject matter expertise of a BI consultant had a crucial role in performing the validation.

Hitachi and their complete BI & Analytics product portfolio

The vendor Hitachi has (a minimum of) 20 products in the realm of BI & Analytics. Based on relevance we list the products below:

What is Pentaho Analytics?

Other names by which this software product is known: Pentaho, Pentaho BI, Pentaho Business Intelligence

In this paragraph, we provide a description of Pentaho Analytics, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics, Hitachi Content Platform, Pentaho Data Mining, Pentaho Report Designer, Pentaho Big Data, Hitachi Video Analytics, Pentaho Kettle, Hitachi Data Center Analytics, Pentaho BI Server, Lumada Edge Intelligence, Pentaho CDE, Lumada Data Services, Pentaho Dashboard Designer, Pentaho Data Science Pack, Pentaho Sever and Pentaho Design Studio. The Pentaho Analytics can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Are you now curious about all properties (100+) of Pentaho Analytics? Open the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Are you considering hiring an external consultant specialized in Pentaho Analytics who is subject matter expert and implement an Pentaho Analytics application? Or do you want start an implementation process for one of the related products like Pentaho Business Analytics, Pentaho Data Integration, Hitachi Content Platform and Pentaho Big Data? You can do so using our interim services. Indeed, hiring Pentaho Analytics developers is not always preferable. Leave a message here and we will explore the business opportunities for you.

What is Pentaho Data Integration?

Other names by which this software product is known: PDI, Pentaho Data Integrator

In this paragraph, we provide a description of Pentaho Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of PDI Community Edition. This product can be best characterized by the following properties:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all features (100+) of Pentaho Data Integration? In that case order the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Pentaho Data Integration in action
Figure 2, 3 and 4: Overlying figures show the operation of Pentaho Data Integration. Click on an image to magnify.

What is PDI Community Edition?

In this paragraph, we describe the key elements of PDI Community Edition, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following characteristics:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functions (100+) of PDI Community Edition? Download the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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PDI Community Edition in action
Figure 5, 6 and 7: These three images give a first impression of PDI Community Edition. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Pentaho Business Analytics?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we display the details of Pentaho Business Analytics, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of Pentaho Business Analytics Server. This product / group of products can be characterized by the following properties:

Are you now curious about all elements (100+) of Pentaho Business Analytics? Download directly our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Pentaho Business Analytics in action
Figure 8, 9 and 10: These three images give a first impression of Pentaho Business Analytics. Click on an image to make it bigger.

What is Pentaho Business Analytics Server?

In this part, we describe Pentaho Business Analytics Server, including some of its features and any related products. The Pentaho Business Analytics Server can be characterized by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functions (100+) of Pentaho Business Analytics Server? Then order the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Hitachi Content Platform?

In this section, we report the (main) characteristics of Hitachi Content Platform, including some of its features and any related products. The Hitachi Content Platform can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all characteristics (100+) of Hitachi Content Platform? Download directly our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Pentaho Data Mining?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Pentaho Data Mining, including some of its features and any related products. Pentaho Data Mining can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Are you now curious about all features (100+) of Pentaho Data Mining? In that case open the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Pentaho Data Mining in action
Figure 11, 12 and 13: Overlying figures show the operation of Pentaho Data Mining. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Pentaho Report Designer?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Pentaho Report Designer, including some of its features and any related products. The Pentaho Report Designer can be characterized by the following features:

Are you now curious about all characteristics (100+) of Pentaho Report Designer? In that case open the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Pentaho Report Designer in action
Figure 14, 15 and 16: Various figures show the operation of Pentaho Report Designer. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is Pentaho Big Data?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of Pentaho Big Data, including some of its features and any related products. Pentaho Big Data can be best characterized by the following features:

Are you now curious about all elements (100+) of Pentaho Big Data? Open the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Pentaho Big Data in action
Figure 17, 18 and 19: Overlying figures show the operation of Pentaho Big Data. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is Hitachi Video Analytics?

In this paragraph, we report the (main) characteristics of Hitachi Video Analytics, including some of its features and any related products. Hitachi Video Analytics can be best defined by the following properties:

Are you curious about all elements (100+) of Hitachi Video Analytics? In that case open the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

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Hitachi Video Analytics in action
Figure 20, 21 and 22: These three images give a first impression of Hitachi Video Analytics. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is Pentaho Kettle?

Other names by which this software product is known: Kettle

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we report the (main) characteristics of Pentaho Kettle, including some of its features and any related products. The Pentaho Kettle can be characterized by the following features:

Are you now curious about all the functions (100+) of Pentaho Kettle? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Hitachi Data Center Analytics?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we display the details of Hitachi Data Center Analytics, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of Hitachi Data Center Analytics? Open the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Pentaho BI Server?

Other names by which this software product is known: Pentaho BI server

In this part, we report the (main) characteristics of Pentaho BI Server, including some of its features and any related products. The Pentaho BI Server can be best characterized by the following properties:

Do you want to know everything about all the functionalities (100+) of Pentaho BI Server? Download directly our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Lumada Edge Intelligence?

Under this heading, we display the details of Lumada Edge Intelligence, including some of its features and any related products. The product Lumada Edge Intelligence can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Are you now curious about all the functions (100+) of Lumada Edge Intelligence? Download directly our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

Screen shot of Lumada Edge Intelligence software.
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Lumada Edge Intelligence in action
Figure 23, 24 and 25: Several images show the operation of Lumada Edge Intelligence. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is Pentaho CDE?

In this part, we display the details of Pentaho CDE, including some of its features and any related products. The Pentaho CDE can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all characteristics (100+) of Pentaho CDE? Then order the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Lumada Data Services?

In this part, we report the (main) characteristics of Lumada Data Services, including some of its features and any related products. Lumada Data Services can be defined by the following functionalities:

Are you now curious about all characteristics (100+) of Lumada Data Services? Download directly our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Pentaho Dashboard Designer?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Pentaho Dashboard Designer, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best defined by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Pentaho Dashboard Designer? Download the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

Screen shot of Pentaho Dashboard Designer software.
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Pentaho Dashboard Designer in action
Figure 26, 27 and 28: Various figures show the operation of Pentaho Dashboard Designer. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is Pentaho Data Science Pack?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we report the (main) characteristics of Pentaho Data Science Pack, including some of its features and any related products. The Pentaho Data Science Pack can be best characterized by the following properties:

Are you curious about all characteristics (100+) of Pentaho Data Science Pack? Download the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

What is Pentaho Sever?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we describe Pentaho Sever, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following properties:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of Pentaho Sever? Download directly our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

Screen shot of Pentaho Sever software.
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Pentaho Sever in action
Figure 29, 30 and 31: Several images show the operation of Pentaho Sever. Click on an image to magnify.

What is Pentaho Design Studio?

In this section, we report the (main) characteristics of Pentaho Design Studio, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functions (100+) of Pentaho Design Studio? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2022 here.

Screen shot of Pentaho Design Studio software.
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Pentaho Design Studio in action
Figure 32, 33 and 34: Various figures show the operation of Pentaho Design Studio. Click on the image to magnify.

Innovations of Pentaho Analytics-tools and the version history

Lately, we see a negative development with respect to BI & Analytics functionality. The latest innovations are in the areas of data connectivity > ODBC, business intelligence > reporting > ad hoc reporting and self-service BI > self-service data integration.

We reviewed Hitachi’s current releases of its complete BI & Analytics proposition. Below you can see the respective version numbers of the BI & Analytics products of Hitachi:

Behind each product we notate the version numbers, the most recent updates are listed first.

What are the licensing costs of Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics and Hitachi Content Platform?

It is difficult to determine exactly what a license of Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics and Hitachi Content Platform costs because it depends on the country, the number of users (and/or the number of cores if you want to run it on a server), the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you request a quote just before the end of the fiscal period of Hitachi, you can probably get a decent reduction in the license cost. In addition, we recommend running the software in the cloud. You then only pay for what you actually use in resources. The purchase cost of Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics and Hitachi Content Platform may not be the single largest expense, but maintenance and support do show up in your budget every year.

What makes Hitachi BI & Analytics unique?

In our study, we see that Hitachi in the field of BI & Analytics software has a number of specific features which may be the deciding factor in purchasing. This makes Pentaho Analytics more or less unique: data center analytics, big data integration, data pipelines, IoT analytics and video analytics.

The advantages and disadvantages of Pentaho Analytics

Tag cloud of the Pentaho Analytics tools.Figure 35: Tag cloud of the strengths and weaknesses of Hitachi BI & Analytics

In the sections below, we report all the advantages and disadvantages of Hitachi BI & Analytics, Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics and Hitachi Content Platform, et cetera. They are not cemented in place, i.e.: Hitachi can currently work to improving existing and developing new features at this time (such as support for IBM Db2, OKTA, IIS, OLE DB, OData, sentiment analysis, R integration, iPhone, gantt chart and ADFS). It may also be that a feature has not yet been adequately described.

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1. Hitachi Real-time Analytics

55%

The vendor Hitachi has a good rating in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Real-time Analytics’ with a score of 55%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: real-time, real-time data, data ingestion, near real-time, real-time insights, live connection and real-time data warehousing. In total, we examined 20 criteria in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Real-time Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

2. Hitachi Big Data

54%

The vendor Hitachi has a good rating in our current BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Big Data’ with a score of 54%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: streaming and Blob storage. In doing so, we looked at the following four products: Pentaho Big Data, Pentaho Business Analytics, Pentaho Kettle and Pentaho Analytics. In total, we examined 58 criteria in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Big Data’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

3. Hitachi BI Infrastructure

53%

The vendor Hitachi has a good performance in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘BI Infrastructure’. The score amounts to 53%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: authentication, infrastructure, repository, web services, embedded analytics, scalability and high availability. In total, we examined 166 criteria in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘BI Infrastructure’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022.

4. Hitachi Performance Optimization

52%

The vendor Hitachi has a good score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Performance Optimization’ with a score of 52%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: in-memory, caching, parallel processing, materialized views, data pipelines and quantum computing. In total, we examined 29 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Performance Optimization’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2022.

5. Hitachi Business Intelligence

49%

The company has a moderate performance in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Business Intelligence’ with a score of 49%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: CRM, business intelligence platform, embedded business intelligence and business process monitoring. In doing so, we looked at the following five products: Pentaho Business Analytics, Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho BI Server, Pentaho Data Mining and Pentaho Analytics. In total, we examined 75 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

6. Hitachi Multidimensional Models

49%

The company has a moderate performance in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Multidimensional Models’ with a score of 49%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: OLAP, MOLAP, ROLAP and tabular data models. In total, we examined 16 criteria in this category. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Multidimensional Models’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

7. Hitachi Data Integration

47%

The vendor Hitachi has a moderate score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Data Integration’ with a score of 47%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: data warehousing, data virtualization, data wrangling and cross-database joins. In doing so, we looked at the following five products: Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics, Pentaho Data Mining, Pentaho Kettle and Pentaho Report Designer. In total, we examined 83 selection criteria within this main theme. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

8. Hitachi Data Governance

47%

Hitachi has a moderate performance in our study of the theme ‘Data Governance’, given that they score 47% on this, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data quality, data encryption, data lineage and data acquisition layer. In total, we examined 82 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

9. Hitachi Self-service BI

45%

The vendor Hitachi has a moderate score in our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics study on the subject ‘Self-service BI’ with a score of 45%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: self-service data preparation, self-service reporting, self-service analysis, self-service data discovery, self-service data visualization, self-service data analytics and self-service data exploration. In total, we examined 16 features within this discipline. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Self-service BI’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

10. Hitachi Data Connectivity

45%

The vendor Hitachi has a moderate performance in our study on the section ‘Data Connectivity’. The score amounts to 45%, relative to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: Sharepoint, connectivity, native, Google Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery and Impala. In total, we examined 95 features within this discipline. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

11. Hitachi Analytics

31%

Hitachi has a moderate score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Analytics’. The company scores 31% on this topic, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: marketing analytics, retail analytics, operations analytics, quality analytics, media analytics, business process analytics and field quality analytics. In doing so, we analyzed the following five products: Pentaho Business Analytics, Hitachi Data Center Analytics, Pentaho Data Integration, Hitachi Video Analytics and Pentaho Analytics. In total, we examined 127 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

12. Hitachi Decision Management

30%

The vendor Hitachi has a moderate score in our current BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Decision Management’ with a score of 30%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: performance management and decision-making platform. In total, we examined 30 criteria in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Decision Management’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

13. Hitachi Artificial Intelligence

28%

Hitachi has a poor score in our study on the section ‘Artificial Intelligence’, given that they score 28% on this, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: machine learning, data science, data mining, algorithms and natural language processing. In doing so, we looked at the following two products: Hitachi Video Analytics and Lumada Data Services. In total, we examined 171 criteria within this section. Are you excited about the topic ‘Artificial Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

14. Hitachi Data Discovery

21%

The vendor Hitachi has a poor score in our objective BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Data Discovery’ with a score of 21%, relative to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data storytelling and share insights. In doing so, we investigated the following two products: Lumada Data Services and Pentaho Analytics. In total, we examined 394 criteria within this section. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Data Discovery’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2022.

15. Hitachi Mobile Business Intelligence

19%

Hitachi has a poor rating in our independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’ with a score of 19%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: Android, iPad, iPhone, push notification, mobile server, mobile analytics and mobile dashboards. In total, we examined 11 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

In which sectors is Hitachi BI & Analytics most active?

In our recently updated, independent BI & Analytics research on, we also looked at which industries a supplier operates in. These are the industries where Hitachi is most popular: energy, financial services, health care and manufacturing.

Training and incompany training Hitachi BI & Analytics

We provide various classes in the field of BI & Analytics but can also provide specific Hitachi training, for example as incompany. Then think about the following software: Pentaho Data Integration, Pentaho Business Analytics and Hitachi Content Platform. Of course you get acquainted with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

In conclusion: Pentaho Analytics scores reasonably well

Hitachi has a extensive product portfolio with which it scores reasonably well in our BI & Analytics survey. Hitachi BI & Analytics innovates (approximately) at an average rate of less than 5 features per year, is active (for now) in relatively few sectors, and specializing in real-time analytics.

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