BOSTON, Mass., Sep. 21, 2016 – RapidMiner™, the #1 open source data science platform provider, today announced a new marketplace of data science experts designed to make it easy & cost effective for organizations to launch predictive analytics projects. To deliver on this marketplace vision, RapidMiner has formed a new partnership with Experfy, the #1 consulting marketplace.

While interest in using advanced analytics and machine learning is at an all time high, the data science skills gap is very real.  Often times getting started and finding the right expertise can be prohibitively expensive and time consuming, making data science available only to the largest organizations in the world.

“While RapidMiner’s powerful software is easy to use for data scientists and non-programmers alike, we recognize that not everyone wants to or has the resources to create their own predictive models,” said Ingo Mierswa, RapidMiner Founder and President.  “In fulfillment of our mission to empower all organizations to put data science behind every decision, we want to pair the vast expertise of the over 160,000-strong RapidMiner community with organizations looking to start data science projects.”

The new RapidMiner Data Science Expert Marketplace removes the data science skills gap, bringing together organizations who need predictive analytics solutions with experts who can deliver it at a fraction of the time and cost of existing approaches. Common pilot projects in the new marketplace include use cases such as predictive maintenance, churn prevention, customer analytics, fraud prevention, next-best-offer and cybersecurity prevention.

“As long time data science consultant using RapidMiner, we’re excited to begin offering pilot projects to organizations around the globe through the RapidMiner Data Science Expert Marketplace, said Bala Deshpande, Founder of SimaFore. “RapidMiner is the ideal platform to quickly create and deliver data science solutions to our customers.”

Organizations looking to get started with a data science pilot project through the RapidMiner Data Science Expert Marketplace can learn more at rapidminer.com or watch our introductory webinar.

The new partnership with Experfy builds on RapidMiner’s existing partner program of value added resellers, system integrators, OEMs, and technology partners. From global SIs to independent providers of data science expertise, the expert marketplace connects RapidMiner partners to a new channel of data science projects. The Experfy platform allows RapidMiner to quickly match up organizations with the consulting expertise they need in order to launch pilot data science projects.

“Our objective is to make starting a data science pilot project as easy as ordering an Uber, eliminating the friction and prohibitive costs,” said Peter Lee, CEO of RapidMiner, “Pilot projects help organizations achieve a quick win, proving out the technology and giving ammunition to build a business case for further investment in data science. Our new Data Science Expert Marketplace is a win for both our customers and our global partner channel.”

Expert data scientists looking to provide consulting services within the new RapidMiner marketplace can learn more about the program by watching our webinar.

About RapidMiner 

RapidMiner, the industry’s #1 open source data science platform, is disrupting the industry by empowering all organizations to put data science behind every decision.  Our visually-based software accelerates the process of creating predictive analytics models and makes it easy to get the results embedded in business operations. RapidMiner also democratizes data science through its expert marketplace by connecting its vast community of expert users with organizations seeking to begin data science projects at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions. For more information, visit www.rapidminer.com.

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