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The Pentaho BI Platform is a process-centric, workflow-enabled, scalable platform for solving Business Intelligence problems. This document was written for evaluators who want to get the Pentaho BI Platform up and running on a local machine quickly and for the business or technical professional who wants to review the platform functionality firsthand.

The following information in included in this document:

  • How to download the demo and which version is right for your needs
  • How to install and set up the product
  • How to use the samples. The samples demonstrate how individual features work and how different features can be combined to achieve different effects.

(minus) Note: This document covers the Pre-Configured Installation distributions of the platform only. If you want to build the platform from the source or deploy our Web application into your own application server, see Manual Deployment of Pentaho.

The Pre-Configured Installation is a complete server installation that allows you to evaluate the features of the Pentaho BI Platform. It includes a pre-configured Application Server/Web Server, pre-configured and pre-populated application databases, sample data, and fully-functional samples.


If you are evaluating features of the Pentaho BI Platform on an MS Windows computer, follow the green "tip" icons. Information and instructions for users of  *NIX or Mac OS/X, are included in paragraphs between tips.

System Requirements

Below are the minimum recommended system requirements for running the pre-configured installation on Intel-based devices:

  • Disk space: 300 MB
  • CPU: Pentium dual-core
  • RAM: 2 GB


The Pentaho BI Platform is distributed as Open Source under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). A copy of the license is available at

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Other Resources

In addition to this document, several other downloads, documentation, and resources are available:


How to get it

Pentaho Web Site

Product information | |

Technical Whitepaper

This document describes the architecture of the Pentaho BI Platform and why it is unique | Available as a PDF download |

Manual Deployment Guide

This document provides answers to platform installation questions, how to build the platform from source and deployment information.
| Manual Deployment of Pentaho

Creating Pentaho Solutions

This document provides detailed information on how to build Pentaho solutions.
| Creating Pentaho Solutions

Product Roadmap

Our development roadmap is publicly accessible

This is available as:

  • Online report (updated daily)
  • Downloadable PDF


This Web site provides up-to-date information, discussion forums, FAQs and additional design documents.
| Community |