Magic Quadrant: 17 top data science and machine learning platforms

knime analytics platform user interface 2 1500pxRapidMiner, TIBCO Software, SAS and KNIME are among the leading providers of data science and machine learning products, according to the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report.

About this Magic Quadrant report

Gartner Inc. has released its "Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms," which looks at software products that enable expert data scientists, citizen data scientists and application developers to create, deploy and manage their own advanced analytic models. According to Gartner analysts and report authors Carlie Idoine, Peter Krensky, Erick Brethenoux and Alexander Linden, "We define a data science platform as: A cohesive software application that offers a mixture of basic building blocks essential for creating all kinds of data science solutions, and for incorporating those solutions into business processes, surrounding infrastructure and products." Here are the top performers, categorized as Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players.


According to the Gartner analysts, “Leaders have a strong presence and significant mind share in the data science and ML market. They demonstrate strength in depth and breadth across the full data exploration, model development and operationalization process. While providing outstanding service and support, Leaders are also nimble in responding to rapidly changing market conditions. The number of expert and citizen data scientists using Leaders’ platforms is significant and growing. Leaders are in the strongest position to influence the market’s growth and direction. They address the majority of industries, geographies, data domains and use cases, and therefore have a solid understanding of, and strategy for, this market.” 


KNIME is based in Zurich, Switzerland. It provides the KNIME Analytics Platform on a fully open source basis for free, while a commercial extension, KNIME Server, offers more advanced functions, such as team, automation and deployment capabilities,” the report states. Among its strengths: “Well-balanced execution and vision. With a wealth of well-rounded functionality, KNIME maintains its reputation for being the market’s ‘Swiss Army knife.’ Its for-free and open-source KNIME Analytics Platform covers 85 percent of critical capabilities, and KNIME’s vision and roadmap are as good as, or better than, those of most of its competitors.”

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Source: Information Management

Author: David Weldon