Today I’m excited to announce RapidMiner 7.2 is now available, and that we’ve launched free versions of RapidMiner Server and Radoop and introduced new pricing for all RapidMiner products.
We did extensive data analysis of RapidMiner usage, and spent time talking with community members, customers and partners to better understand what they valued the most in RapidMiner. Here’s what we learned:
- Users of the RapidMiner Studio Community edition absolutely love using RapidMiner, evidenced by the high 50+ Net Promoter Scores (NPS) we see when we survey users. But users are sometimes frustrated that we remove critical features in the Community edition like commercial database support that requires complex, manual workarounds.
- Paid RapidMiner customers and Partners want packaging and pricing that allows a full-featured free version for prototyping, and then a step by step increase in price as they generate more value and results from RapidMiner.
- While academic users already have access to all the features of RapidMiner Studio, they also want access to RapidMiner Server and Radoop.
Through our quantitative and qualitative research process, the feedback was clear: users wanted our pricing to scale with their success with RapidMiner, and they want access to all RapidMiner products and features during the prototyping and validation phases of their predictive analytics projects.
So today we are introducing new pricing that better maps to how customers want to use and grow with RapidMiner.
Starting with RapidMiner Studio 7.2, we’re giving everyone access to all the features of RapidMiner Studio, including support for over 40 file formats and commercial databases, cloud data sources, NoSQL, and Hive connectors. The new pricing for RapidMiner Studio is based on the number of data rows and logical processors on your machine. There are four pricing tiers, each adding more data rows until you get to unlimited.
If your model uses more rows than you have purchased, RapidMiner Studio will automatically downsample your data. You can learn more about how this works on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
We’re excited to introduce a free version of RapidMiner Server. You’ll get all the features of RapidMiner Server, limited by RAM, number of logical processors, and 1,000 web service API calls per day. The paid tiers of RapidMiner Server are now priced by memory + logical processors used by your server.
We’re also introducing a free version of RapidMiner Radoop. The free version allows you to execute your RapidMiner processes directly inside of your Hadoop environment, and supports more than 70 native Hadoop operators inside of RapidMiner Studio. The paid version of Radoop has full support for running all 1500+ RapidMiner Studio operators inside Hadoop, and is now priced by the number of users.
Lastly, we’re making all products available for free educational usage, including students and professors, researchers, and personal learning.
With this new pricing, we’re excited to bring everything RapidMiner has to offer to all of our users. You’ve told us loud and clear that you want access to all products and features while you are building and prototyping models, and that you wanted our pricing to be more closely matched to the value you are receiving from RapidMiner at each phase of your predictive analytics project.
Now you can use everything in RapidMiner completely for free, and users who need access to larger datasets, or who are ready to move models into production, can get started at a more approachable price than before. As part of our extensive research, we looked at competitors like SaS and IBM SPSS, and believe that our new pricing is highly competitive with other predictive analytics options in the market.
If you’d like to learn more, we’ve put together a list of Frequently Ask Questions for our new pricing.