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RapidMiner Voted Most Used Predictive Analytics Software; Leads KDnuggets Poll for Second Consecutive Year

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- Pioneering predictive analytics leader RapidMiner today announced that it was named the leader in KDnuggets' 15th annual Software Poll, which measures analytics and data mining software tool usage trends. More than 44 percent of respondents reported using RapidMiner's advanced analytics platform, up from 39 percent in 2013, and marking the second year in a row the company has ranked no. 1 in the survey.

"With the scope of this KDnuggets poll expanding to more than 3,200 voters -- a vast increase from last year's number -- it's even more significant to continue to see such unwavering enthusiasm and loyalty from the RapidMiner community and once again rank as the user favorite," said Ingo Mierswa, co-founder and CEO of RapidMiner. "It's also great to see sentiment among our users match the validation of our position as a market leader by major industry analysts."

Other poll findings include:

  • 35.1 percent of voters are relying exclusively on RapidMiner as their sole analytics tool, underscoring its robust feature set and capabilities. This is in contrast to other tools, many of which are being used in a supporting capacity, such as the R statistical programming language, which is being used exclusively by only 2.1 percent of voters.
  • 17.5 percent of voters are using Hadoop and other big data tools, up from 14 percent in 2013 and 3 percent in 2011, showing a steady increase.
  • Hadoop usage increased the most among voters outside the U.S., particularly in Asia where 31 percent of voters reported using it, up from 19 percent in 2013.
  • 71 percent of voters used commercial software and 78 percent used free software. The U.S. is the only world region where more voters used only commercial tools rather than only free tools (at a 2-to-1 ratio.) In Europe, Asia, and Latin America, this ratio was reversed, with two to four times as many voters using only free tools versus only commercial tools.

See RapidMiner's blog post about the results:

To view KDnuggets' complete poll findings, visit:

One of the most widely known and used advanced analytics platforms, RapidMiner provides powerful software that helps organizations in a range of industries turn data into actionable output. Specifically, the company helps organizations in industries such as manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications and life sciences decrease churn, reduce fraud, and identify top customer prospects and much more.

RapidMiner is a recognized leader in advanced and predictive analytics. The company was recently 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

About RapidMiner
Pioneering predictive analytics leader 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 analytics platforms, providing powerful solutions for a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit

About the Magic Quadrant
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.

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

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