KDNuggets: KDNuggets Annual Software Poll: RapidMiner and R vie for first place

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The 2013 KDnuggets Software Poll was marked by a battle between RapidMiner and R for the first place. Surprisingly, commercial and free software maintained parity, with about 30% using each exclusively, and 40% using both. Only 10% used their own code – is analytics software maturing? Real Big Data is still done by a minority – only 1 in 7 used Hadoop or similar tools, same as last year.

The 14th annual KDnuggets Software Poll attracted record participation of 1880 voters, more than doubling 2012 numbers.

This year’s poll was noted for the battle between RapidMiner and R for the first place. RapidMiner has been very successful in motivating their users, and got the most votes.

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