Alteryx vs RapidMiner comparison

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We performed a comparison between Alteryx and RapidMiner based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Predictive Analytics solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Alteryx vs. RapidMiner Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Question: Which solution provides the best ROI: KNIME, Alteryx or RapidMiner?
Answer: I'd suggest checking out the new Actable AI as well. It has a better AutoML and a lot more advanced features like Causal ML.
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"The initial setup is easy.""The three data signs and data engineering are great features.""The most valuable feature for me is integration.""Shortens the time required to start analyzing data and looking for insights, minimizing the tasks that do not add value to the business and maximizing the analysis phase.""The analytics are easy​.""The drag-and-drop features are useful for data scientists who do not like to code because it is already in the system.""The Alteryx designer has been the most useful feature in the solution.""The most valuable feature of Alteryx is the intelligence suite."

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"RapidMiner is very easy to use.""The most valuable feature of RapidMiner is that it is code free. It is similar to playing with Lego pieces and executing after you are finished to see the results. Additionally, it is easy to use and has interesting utilities when preparing the data. It has a utility to automatically launch a series of models and show the comparisons. When finished with the comparisons you can select the best one, and deploy it automatically.""The data science, collaboration, and IDN are very, very strong.""The most valuable features are the Binary classification and Auto Model.""The most valuable feature is what the product sets out to do, which is extracting information and data.""The documentation for this solution is very good, where each operator is explained with how to use it.""The solution is stable.""The best part of RapidMiner is efficiency."

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"The price of the solution could improve by being lower.""I'd like to see more artificial intelligence business tools or features in Alteryx.""Alteryx can improve in data science. They have to have more features and components in the data science aspect because they claim to be a data science tool. However, in order to be more competitive, they have to improve on their data science propositions. Thre are other solutions on the market, such as other players in the market, Data2Go or DataIQ, and Alteryx needs to catch up.""There could be a bit of improvement related to performance. Sometimes it demands a lot of resources for running it, like memory and search.""The learning curve is long, and there is lack of e-learning; the tool is not user-friendly to a non-technical user.""What they're struggling with is it's not as mature as Tableau in the user management area. It was tougher to manage the server part of it right away, especially since the user base has grown.""Alteryx's predictive data models are pretty average and can be improved.""There are a few imputation techniques which they really need to include."

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"The price of this solution should be improved.""The server product has been getting updated and continues to be better each release. When I started using RapidMiner, it was solid but not easy to set up and upgrade.""I think that they should make deep learning models easier.""RapidMiner isn't cheap. It's a complete solution, but it's costly.""I would like to see more integration capabilities.""In the Mexican or Latin American market, it's kind of pricey.""One challenge I encountered while implementing RapidMiner was the lack of documentation. Since there aren't as many users, finding resources to learn the tool was initially difficult. To overcome this hurdle, I believe RapidMiner could improve by providing more tutorials tailored for new users.""The biggest problem, not from a platform process, but from an avoidance process, is when you work in a heavily regulated environment, like banking and finance. Whenever you make a decision or there is an output, you need to bill it as an avoidance to the investigator or to the bank audit team. If you made decisions within this machine learning model, you need to explain why you did so. It would better if you could explain your decision in terms of delivery. However, this is an issue with all ML platforms. Many companies are working heavily in this area to help figure out how to make it more explainable to the business team or the regulator."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "A designer and scheduler for $13K/year in total is pretty much earning you the money back in time and in other resources."
  • "​Very transparent.​"
  • "The seat is too expensive."
  • "It can be a bit pricey, especially after the first year."
  • "The pricing is $5000 per year per production license."
  • "We have a yearly cost that we pay for the licensing. We do not pay any costs in addition to the licensing fees."
  • "There are some implementation services and internal effort costs at the beginning but there is nothing else."
  • "The price for Alteryx Designer is reasonable but the price for Alteryx Server for universal collaborations is too expensive."
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  • "I used an educational license for this solution, which is available free of charge."
  • "Although we don't pay licensing fees because it is being used within the university, my understanding is that the cost is between $5,000 and $10,000 USD per year."
  • "The client only has to pay the licensing costs. There are not any maintenance or hidden costs in addition to the license."
  • "For the university, the cost of the solution is free for the students and teachers."
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    Answers from the Community
    AltanAtabarut - PeerSpot reviewerAltanAtabarut
    Real User

    Of those three you should consider alteryx, it saves time in ETL a lot,  Alteryx is better at handling large data sets tan Knime and RapidMiner. But please also consider Dataiku... Up to 3 users it's free ;o)

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the differences is that with Alteryx you can use it as an ETL and analytics tool. Please connect with me directly if you want to know more.
    Top Answer:Alteryx is an extremely easy and flexible data tool, flexible in terms of drag and drop toolset and also has python, R integrations if your team requires this It can handle over 2 billion rows of… more »
    Top Answer:I am not familiar with IBM SPSS Modeler, therefore, I cannot compare these two products Regarding Alteryx I can say the following: - An excellent desktop tool for Data Prep and analytics. -… more »
    Top Answer:What I like about RapidMiner is its all-in-one nature, which allows me to prepare, extract, transform, and load data within the same tool.
    Top Answer:I would appreciate improvements in automation and customization options to further streamline processes. Additionally, it can be challenging to structure formulas and access certain metrics, requiring… more »
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    Compared 14% of the time.
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    Compared 9% of the time.
    Dataiku logo
    Compared 8% of the time.
    Microsoft Power BI logo
    Compared 6% of the time.
    Tableau logo
    Compared 5% of the time.
    KNIME logo
    Compared 49% of the time.
    Dataiku logo
    Compared 10% of the time.
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    Compared 8% of the time.
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    Compared 4% of the time.
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    Alteryx can be used to speed up or automate your business processes and enables geospatial and predictive solutions. Its platform helps organizations answer business questions quickly and efficiently, and can be used as a major building block in a digital transformation or automation initiative. With Alteryx, you can build processes in a more efficient, repeatable, and less error-prone way. Unlike other tools, Alteryx is easy to use without an IT background. The platform is very robust and can be used in virtually any industry or functional area.

    With Alteryx You Can:

    • Prep, blend, and analyze data
    • Deliver faster, better business outcomes
    • Automate analytics and data science
    • Embed intelligent decisioning
    • Deploy and share analytics in hours

    Alteryx Features Include:

    Some of the most valuable Alteryx features include:

    Scalability, stability, flexibility, fast performance, no-code analytics, data processing, business logic wrapping, scheduling, ease of use, data blending from different platforms, geo-referencing, good customization capabilities, drag and drop functionality, intuitive user interface, connectors, machine learning, macros, simple GUI, integration with Python, good data transformation, good documentation, multiple database merging, and easy deployment.

    Alteryx Can Be Used For:

    • Combining and manipulating data within spreadsheets: Alteryx can be used in situations where complex data manipulation occurs. It can handle large data quickly, and the process is much simpler to see and understand.

    • Database access and supplementing SQL development: Alteryx has several sets of database connectors and functions, including many functions that your average database does not. Alteryx can work with data from multiple databases or areas within a database. It allows users to filter, sort, calculate, etc. as they would commonly do in SQL or an ETL tool.
    • API, cloud, and hybrid access: Alteryx can read and write data in databases, files, REST APIs, and a myriad of other locations (with the correct permissions). When a workflow is published, you can also call a workflow through a REST API to start it.

    • Data science: Alteryx provides pre-built models that are extremely useful for data scientists who may have limited programming skills and also gives you the ability to add R or Python code directly within a workflow.

    • Geospatial analysis: Alteryx gives users drag-and-drop tools to geocode, plot, and map locations, customers, competitors, or anything that has a location (employee, truck, pipeline, etc.).

    • Reports and dashboards: Alteryx provides built-in tools that enable the building of reports and dashboards.

    Alteryx Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Alteryx include

    • Saves time: Alteryx helps shorten the time required to start analyzing data and looking for insights, minimizing the tasks that do not add value to the business and maximizing the analysis phase.

    • Clear tool configurations: Alteryx provides simple and concise tool configurations that are quick and easy to set.

    • Excellent workflow compatibility.

    • Reduced development time: Alteryx has an extensive gallery of user-developed analytic applications that helps to reduce development time.

    • Fast data loading: Alteryx has tools that make it very effective when working with big data sets.

    • No-code, low-code analytic building blocks: You can prep, blend, and analyze data to enable highly configurable and repeatable workflows.

    • Machine learning: Alteryx allows you to quickly create properly trained algorithms that are ready to deploy.

    Reviews from Real Users

    "Automation is the most valuable aspect for us. The ability to wrap business logic around the data is very helpful." - Theresa M., Senior Capacity Planner at a financial services firm

    "Alteryx has made us more agile and increased the speed and effectiveness of decision making." - Richard F., Director, Digital Experience & Media at Qdoba Restaurant Corporation

    "The scheduling feature for the automation is excellent." - Data Analytics Engineer at a tech services company

    "The product is very stable and super fast, five-star. It's significantly more stable than its nearest competitor." - Director at a non-tech company

    “A complete solution with very good user experience and a nice user interface.” - Solutions Consultant at a tech services company

    "There are a lot of good customization capabilities." - Advance Analytics PO at a pharma/biotech company

    RapidMiner's unified data science platform accelerates the building of complete analytical workflows - from data prep to machine learning to model validation to deployment - in a single environment, improving efficiency and shortening the time to value for data science projects.

    Sample Customers
    AnalyticsIq Inc., belk, BloominBrands Inc., Cardinalhealth, Cineplex, Dairy Queen
    PayPal, Deloitte, eBay, Cisco, Miele, Volkswagen
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Computer Software Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Educational Organization10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Alteryx vs. RapidMiner
    May 2024
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    Alteryx is ranked 1st in Predictive Analytics with 74 reviews while RapidMiner is ranked 2nd in Predictive Analytics with 20 reviews. Alteryx is rated 8.4, while RapidMiner is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Alteryx writes "Feature-rich ETL that condenses a number of functions into one tool". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RapidMiner writes "A no-code tool that helps to build machine learning models ". Alteryx is most compared with KNIME, Databricks, Dataiku, Microsoft Power BI and Tableau, whereas RapidMiner is most compared with KNIME, Dataiku, Tableau, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio and IBM SPSS Modeler. See our Alteryx vs. RapidMiner report.

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