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Glen Zimmerman, RapidMiner
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About Us

RapidMiner is the industry’s easiest-to-use Modern Analytics platform that significantly accelerates productivity – from data prep to predictive action – with prebuilt models and one-click deployments. Leveraging its open source heritage, RapidMiner was built by data scientists for data scientists, business analysts and developers. Unlike traditional analytics providers, RapidMiner enables anyone to make the most of all data in all environments, by providing a powerful code free advantage and the wisdom of over 250,000 users around the world.


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RapidMiner began in 2001 in the Artificial Intelligence Unit of the Dortmund University of Technology in Germany. Ralf Klinkenberg, Ingo Mierswa, and Simon Fischer began developing a flexible and powerful data mining software environment they called YALE. The innovative, open-source product quickly became popular. By 2006, the demand was high enough that Klinkenberg and Mierswa decided to begin a company to support their product.  The software was rebuilt and re-released as RapidMiner, an even stronger creation boasting more robust and scaleable handling of large volumes of data to meet the needs of large global corporations.

From that point onwards, RapidMiner continued to increase its features and its popularity. It grew into a comprehensive data analysis solution, providing accurate predictive analytics, detailed text and database mining, and unparalleled management of big data.  By 2010, the platform had over 500,000 downloads in more than 50 countries, and its open sourcing continued to support platform improvement and corporate growth. By 2012, RapidMiner had tripled its global workforce, had more than 1,000 trained experts, and over 10,000 downloads per month.

In 2013, an infusion of capital allowed the company – once Rapid-I, renamed RapidMiner after its flagship product – to expand into the U.S. New offices in Boston, MA. In 2014, RapidMiner earned its place in Gartner Research in the Leaders Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics. The report described RapidMiner’s strengths as a “platform that supports an extensive breadth and depth of functionality, and with that it comes quite close to the market leaders.”  In the 2013 and 2014 annual software poll, KDnuggets ranked RapidMiner the most popular data analytics software with the poll’s respondents citing the software package as the tool they prefer to use. Additionally, Dresner Advisory Services ranked RapidMiner as the third highest rated predictive analytics solutions provider among 18 vendors researched in Dresner’s inaugural Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study.

RapidMiner continues to receive some of the strongest satisfaction ratings across reputable industry surveys and to date the RapidMiner Modern Analytics Platform boasts over 3 million total downloads with over 250,000 active users including global brands such as PayPal, Deloitte, ebay, CISCO, Miele, Volkswagon, and Hitachi, Ltd.

In June 2014, RapidMiner acquired Radoop, a Budapest, Hungary-based company. Now called RapidMiner Radoop, Radoop’s technology was added to RapidMiner’s popular platform and provides a rich visual interface to process In-Hadoop big data analytics. RapidMiner Radoop connects to many different Hadoop clusters including: Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), Apache Hadoop with Hive, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, MapR Hadoop, and DataStax Enterprise.

RapidMiner offers the following products: RapidMiner Studio (client), RapidMiner Server, RapidMiner Radoop, RapidMiner Streams, and RapidMiner Cloud.