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Components Reference

Overview

This list provides details about the environment components and versions we support.

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
Processor:
  • 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

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 & 2012 Server
  • CentOS 6 & 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise 6 & 7
  • Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS & 14.04 LTS
  • OSX 10.9 & 10.10
  • Suse Linux SLES 11 (SP3+)

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—64 bit Operating System—64 bit
Processors:
  • Apple Macintosh Dual-Core
  • 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

  • Microsoft Windows 7 & 8
  • Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS & 14.04 LTS
  • OSX 10.9 & 10.10
  • iOS 8.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

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 & 2012 Server
  • CentOS 6 & 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise 6 & 7
  • Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS & 14.04 LTS
  • OSX 10.9 & 10.10
  • Suse Linux SLES 11 (SP3+)

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 EAP 6.4.x
  • Tomcat 7.0.with Oracle Java 7.x
  • Tomcat 8.0 with Oracle Java 8.x (shipped)

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 5.6 & 5.7 (SQL 92)
  • Oracle 11.2 & 12.1 (SQL 92)
  • PostgreSQL 9.3 & 9.4*
  • MS SQL Server 2008, 2012

*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**/4** 
  • ODBC
  • OLAP4J
  • XML
  • 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**/4**
  • OLAP4J
  • Salesforce
  • XML
  • CSV
  • Microsoft Excel

**Use a JDBC 3.x or 4.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.

Big Data Sources

Pentaho software connects to these big data sources.

Data Source Versions Analyzer PIR/
PDD
PR DSW PDI Server/ Spoon PRD PSW PME
Amazon EMR 3.4, 3.10, 4.1* N Y N N Y Y N Y
Cloudera 5.3, 5.4, 5.5**
(for job execution)
N N N N Y N N N
via Impala***
(as data source)
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Datastax 4.5, 4.6 N N N N Y N N N
Greenplum 4.2, 4.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Hortonworks 2.2, 2.3****
(for job execution)
N N N N Y N N N
via Hive2
(as data source)
N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
MapR   4.0.1, 4.1
(for job execution)
N N N N Y N N N
via Hive2
​(as data source)
N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
MongoDB 2.6, 3.0 Y N Y N Y Y N N
Netezza 7.0.3, 7.1.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SAP HANA SPS N N N N Y N N N
Teradata 14.10, 15.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Vertica 7.0, 7.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Acronyms: PIR - Pentaho Interactive Reporting, PDD - Pentaho Dashboard Designer, PR - Published Reports, DSW - Data Source Wizard, PDI - Pentaho Data Integration, PRD - Pentaho Report Designer, PSW - Pentaho Schema Workbench, PME - Pentaho Metadata Editor

The following shims are included in the Pentaho Big Data plugin for Pentaho Version 6.0: Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop 5.4, Amazon EMR 3.4, Hortonworks 2.2, and MapR 4.1.  Other supported shims can be downloaded from the Pentaho Support Portal. 

* EMR 4.1 shim does not suport Impala and HBase.

** The following Cloudera Simba JDBC driver has been certified with CDH 5.5 shim: Impala JDBC Connector 2.5.29 for Cloudera Enterprise.  You can get it from here: http://www.cloudera.com/content/www/en-us/downloads/connectors/impala/jdbc/2-5-29.html. You must have the current version of the Pentaho release to use this CDH 5.5 shim.

*** As with any data source, the performance of Pentaho Analyzer on Impala will be dependent upon the data shape, Impala’s configuration, and the types of queries. See our Customer Portal best practice article concerning Pentaho Analyzer on Impala for more information.

**** You can use the HDP 2.2 shim to connect to HDP 2.2 or HDP 2.3 clusters.  If you use the HDP 2.2 shim to connect to an HDP 2.3 cluster, note that only HDP 2.2 functionality is supported for the HDP 2.3 clusters.

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
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • 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
  • MS SQL Server (JTDS Driver) 
  • MS SQL Server (Microsoft Driver)
  • MySQL
  • Netezza
  • Oracle
  • PostgresSQL
  • Sybase
  • Vertica
  • Other SQL-92 compliant****
Pentaho Data Integration
  • Amazon Redshift
  • 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
  • MS SQL Server (JTDS Driver) 
  • MS SQL Server (Microsoft Driver)
  • MySQL
  • Neoview
  • Netezza
  • Oracle
  • Oracle RDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • SAP HANA
  • SQLite
  • Teradata
  • UniVerse database
  • Vertica
  • Other SQL-92 compliant****

****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

Pentaho software requirements for Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Pentaho Software Java Runtime Environment
All Pentaho software, except Pentaho Mobile App
  • Oracle Java 7
  • Oracle Java 8

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 7.x & 8.x on OSX only
  • Google Chrome 44 & 45
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 - 11******
  • Mozilla Firefox 39 & 40

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

******Microsoft Internet Explorer does not render the Pentaho User Console correctly if you are using Compatibility Modes.

Mobile Apps

The Pentaho mobile app runs on the Apple iPad 2, 3, and Air (iOS 8 - Retina).