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We renew our license every two years. When I spoke to the project manager, he indicated that the pricing has been going up every two years. It's going to reach a point where, eventually, we're going to have to look at alternative solutions because of the price. When we first started with it, it was much cheaper. It has gone up drastically, especially since Hitachi bought out Pentaho. When they bought it, the price shot up. They said the increase is because of all the improvements they put into the product and the support that they're providing. From our point of view, their improvements are mostly on the data integration part of it, instead of the reporting part of it, and we aren't particularly happy with that.
I think Lumada's price is fair compared to some of the others, like BusinessObjects, which is was the other solution that I used at my previous job. BusinessObject's price was more reasonable before SAP acquired it. They jacked the price up significantly. Oracle's OBIEE tool was also prohibitively expensive. We felt the value was much greater than the cost, and the value for the money was much better than if we had gone with other solutions.
It does seem a bit expensive compared to the serverless product offering. Tools such as Server Integration Services are "almost" free with a database engine. It is comparable to products like Alteryx, which is also very expensive. It would be great if we could use our enterprise license and distribute that to analysts and people around the business to use in place of Tableau Prep, etc, but its UI is probably a bit too confusing for that level of user. So, it doesn't allow us to get the tool as widely distributed across the organization to non-technical users as much as we would like.
We do not pay any license costs. We use a free version of the product.
Sometimes we provide the licenses or the customer can procure their own licenses. Previously, we had an enterprise license. Currently, we are on a community license as this is adequate for our needs.
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.
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.
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