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RapidMiner Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms

Evaluation Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision Criteria

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- Pioneering advanced analytics vendor RapidMiner today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the first "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms," published February, 19, 2014.(1) The report is available at www.rapidminer.com/gartner2014.

"We believe our placement in the Leaders quadrant reflects not only our status as the world's most frequently downloaded predictive analytics software, but also our ability to provide a platform that supports business analysts, data scientists and business managers," said Ingo Mierswa, co-founder and CEO of RapidMiner. "We see the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms reflecting the overall value of RapidMiner, while providing additional feedback for our product roadmap."

Gartner Magic Quadrants evaluate vendors on their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision. According to Gartner, "leaders are those vendors with a strong and proven track record in the market that are also likely to influence the market's broader growth and direction." In the report, Gartner states that "predictive analytics and other categories of advanced analytics are becoming a major factor in the analytics market."

Over the past year, RapidMiner has worked closely with its active community of users, and applied that community's feedback to the release of RapidMiner v6 in November 2013. This significant upgrade provided new features like applications wizards, which demonstrate how business analysts can implement churn reduction, sentiment analysis, preventative maintenance and direct marketing. Business users can be productive within minutes. In addition, v6 also includes revised visualization management and display creation, and new views for data statistics and results. Altogether, RapidMiner v6 delivers self-service predictive analytics to business analysts, with zero coding required, giving businesses the ability to predict what may happen next.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About RapidMiner
Pioneering advanced analytics vendor RapidMiner is redefining how business analysts use all kinds of data, including big data, to predict the future. With an open source heritage, RapidMiner is one of today's most widely known and used advanced analytics platforms, providing powerful solutions for a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.rapidminer.com.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms," by Gareth Herschel, Alexander Linden, and Lisa Kart, February 19, 2014.

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