June 06, 2013 09:00 ET

RapidMiner Voted Most Used Analytics Software in KDNuggets Poll

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2013) - Rapid-I, a leading provider of open source solutions for predictive analytics, data mining and text mining, today announced RapidMiner was the leader in KDNuggets' most recent poll about the use of Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science software. The 14th annual KDNuggets Software Poll, which concluded this week, drew a record 1880 voters, more than double last year's participation. Voters reported a balance between commercial and open source software, with 29 percent reporting the use of commercial software but not open source software, while 30 percent used open source software but not commercial, and 41 percent used both.

"I would like to thank everybody who voted for RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics in this very important poll by KDNuggets. We are flattered by the enthusiasm and support of the RapidMiner community," said Dr. Ingo Mierswa, CEO and chairman of Rapid-I. "This important KDNuggets poll has also highlighted that a significant share of RapidMiner users get the job done exclusively with RapidMiner without the need of other auxiliary products. In particular, 30.9 percent of RapidMiner users rely exclusively on the open source edition, while 52.4 percent solely use the commercial version."

The poll also reported:

  • Ten percent of voters used their own code, a dramatic drop from 47 percent recorded in 2012, and likely reflecting the growing maturity of open source and commercial tools;
  • Excel and R are used by 0.9 percent and 6.5 percent of voters as their only solution, respectively, an indication that these are primarily used as supporting tools; and
  • The average number of tools used was three.

RapidMiner provides data integration, ETL, data analysis, and reporting in a single application, with an intuitive, drag and drop visual environment for designing and deploying customized analytical processes. The software has been downloaded by over three million users worldwide.

About Rapid-I
Rapid-I provides software, solutions, and services in the fields of predictive analytics, data mining, and text mining. Its flagship product, RapidMiner, is the world-leading open-source system for knowledge discovery, data mining and sentiment analysis. RapidMiner is extremely easy to use, blazing fast, and simple to integrate with any IT infrastructure, from the smallest text files to Big Data Hadoop clusters. For more information, visit

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