Components Reference

Pentaho aims to accommodate diverse computing environments. This list provides details about the environment components and versions we support. If you have questions about your particular computing environment, please contact Pentaho support.

Server

Pentaho server software is hardware-independent and runs on server-class computers that comply with these specifications for minimum hardware and required operation systems.
  • Pentaho Business Analysis Server
  • Pentaho Data Integration Server
Hardware—64 bit Operating System—64 bit
  • Apple Macintosh Pro Quad-Core or Macintosh Mini Quad-Core
  • Intel EM64T or AMD64 Dual-Core

RAM: 8 GB with 4 GB dedicated to Pentaho servers

Disk Space: 20 GB free after installation

  • Apple Macintosh OS X Server 10.7 & 10.8
  • CentOS Linux 5 & 6
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 & 6
  • Solaris 10
  • Ubuntu Server 10.x & 12.x

Workstation

These Pentaho design tools are hardware-independent and run on client-class computers that comply with these specifications for minimum hardware and required operation systems.
  • Pentaho Aggregation Designer
  • Pentaho Data Integration
  • Pentaho Metadata Editor
  • Pentaho Report Designer
  • Pentaho Schema Workbench
Hardware—32 or 64 bit Operating System—32 or 64 bit
Processors:
  • Apple Macintosh Dual-Core, 64 bit only
  • Intel EM64T or AMD64 Dual-Core
RAM: 2 GB RAM for most of the design tools, PDI requires 2 GB dedicated

Disk Space: 2 GB free after installation

Minimum Screen Size: 1280 x 960

  • Apple Macintosh OS 10.7 & 10.8, 64 bit only
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Ubuntu Desktop 12.x

Embedded Software

When embedding Pentaho software into other applications, the computing environment should comply with these specifications for minimum hardware and required operation systems.
  • Embedded Pentaho Reporting
  • Embedded Pentaho Analysis
  • Embedded Pentaho Data Integration
Hardware—64 bit Operating System—64 bit
Processors:
  • Apple Macintosh Pro Quad-Core or Macintosh Mini Quad-Core
  • Intel EM64T or AMD64 Dual-Core
RAM: 8 GB with 4 GB dedicated to Pentaho servers

Disk Space: 20 GB free after installation

  • Apple Macintosh OS X Server 10.7 & 10.8
  • CentOS Linux 5 & 6
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 & 6
  • Solaris 10
  • Ubuntu Server 10.x & 12.x

Application Servers

Servers to which you deploy Pentaho software must run one of these application servers.

Pentaho Software Application Server
Pentaho Business Analysis  Server

Pentaho Data Integration Server

  • JBoss 7.x (EAP 6.x.x)

  • Tomcat 6.0.x

Solution Database Repositories

Pentaho software stores processing artifacts in these solution database repositories.

Pentaho Software Database Repository
Pentaho Business Analysis Server

Pentaho Data Integration Server

  • MySQL 5.x
  • Oracle 10g/11i
  • PostgreSQL 8.4 & 9.1.x*

*Default installed solution database

Data Sources

Pentaho software connects to these relational and non-relational data sources.

Pentaho Software Data Source
Pentaho Reporting
  • JDBC 3**
  • ODBC
  • OLAP4J
  • XML
  • MongoDB 2.4
  • Pentaho Analysis
  • Pentaho Data Integration
  • Pentaho Metadata
  • Scriptable
Pentaho Business Analysis Server, Action Sequences
  • Relational (JDBC)
  • Hibernate
  • Javascript
  • Metadata (MQL)
  • Mondrian (MDX)
  • XML (XQuery)
  • Security User/Role List Provider
  • Data Integration Steps (PDI)
  • Other Action Sequences
  • Web Services
  • XMLA
Pentaho Data Integration
  • JDBC 3**
  • OLAP4J
  • Salesforce
  • XML
  • CSV
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Pentaho Analysis
  • Hadoop distributions, click here for versions
    • Cloudera
    • Intel
    • Hortonworks
    • MapR

**Use a JDBC 3.x compliant driver that is compatible with SQL-92 standards when communicating with relational data sources. For your convenience, we provide a list of drivers used to get data from relational JDBC databases.

SQL Dialect-Specific

Pentaho software generates dialect-specific SQL when communicating with these data sources.

Pentaho Software Data Source
Pentaho Analysis
  • Access
  • Amazon Redshift
  • DB2
  • Derby
  • Firebird
  • Greenplum
  • Hsqldb
  • Impala***
  • Infobright
  • Informix
  • Ingres
  • Interbase
  • LucidDb
  • MicrosoftSqlServer
  • MonetDB
  • MySql
  • Neoview
  • Netezza
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • SqlStream
  • Sybase
  • Teradata
  • Vectorwise 
  • Vertica
  • Other SQL-89 compliant****
Pentaho Metadata
  • Amazon Redshift
  • DB2
  • Firebird
  • H2
  • Hive 2
  • Hypersonic
  • Impala
  • Ingres
  • MS Access
  • ASSQL
  • MSSQLNative
  • MySQL
  • Netezza
  • Oracle
  • PostgresSQL
  • Sybase
  • Vertica
  • Other SQL-92 compliant****
Pentaho Data Integration
  • Apache Derby
  • AS/400
  • InfiniDB
  • Exasol 4
  • Firebird SQL
  • Greenplum
  • H2
  • Hive
  • Hive 2
  • Hypersonic
  • IBM DB2
  • Impala
  • Infobright
  • Informix
  • Ingres
  • Ingres VectorWise
  • LucidDB
  • MaxDB (SAP DB)
  • MonetDB
  • MySQL
  • MS SQL Server
  • Neoview
  • Netezza
  • Oracle
  • Oracle RDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite
  • Teradata
  • UniVerse database
  • Vertica
  • Other SQL-92 compliant****

***Current capability supports only a single table and does not support star or snowflake schemas

****If your data source is not in this list and is compatible with SQL-92, Pentaho software uses a generic SQL dialect.

Security

Pentaho software integrates with these third-party security authentication systems.

Pentaho Software Authentication System

Pentaho Business Analysis Server

Pentaho Data Integration Server

  • Active Directory
  • CAS
  • Integrated Microsoft Windows Authentication
  • LDAP
  • RDBMS

Java Virtual Machine

All Pentaho software, except the Pentaho Mobile App, requires the Sun/Oracle version 1.7 distribution of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK).

Web Browsers

Pentaho supports these major versions of Web browsers that are publicly available six weeks prior to when Pentaho begins to finalize a release. We also support the preceding major version.

Pentaho Software Web Browser

Pentaho User Console

Pentaho Report Designer*****

  • Apple Safari 5.x & 6.x on OSX only
  • Google Chrome 29 & 30
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, & 10
  • Mozilla Firefox 24 & 25

*****Requires a web browser to preview exported HTML reports.

Mobile Apps

The Pentaho mobile app runs on the Apple iPad 2 & 3, with iOS 5.x & 6.x, using Safari 5.x & 6.x.