IBM SPSS Modeler vs RapidMiner comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

IBM SPSS Modeler
Ranking in Data Science Platforms
12th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
38
Ranking in other categories
Data Mining (4th)
RapidMiner
Ranking in Data Science Platforms
6th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
22
Ranking in other categories
Predictive Analytics (3rd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Data Science Platforms category, the mindshare of IBM SPSS Modeler is 1.3%, down from 2.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of RapidMiner is 6.5%, up from 6.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Data Science Platforms
Unique Categories:
Data Mining
15.9%
Predictive Analytics
13.7%
 

Featured Reviews

Giovanni Cervellati - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 20, 2023
A stable product that provides fast and accurate analytics
I used SPSS Modeler for doing both predictive analytics, advanced analytics and more specifically to create and maintain machine learning predictive models I think the code modeling features are the most valuable and without the need to write a code back with many different possibilities to…
AA
Aug 30, 2023
Easy to use and has a huge community
RapidMiner interacts well with data. It is valuable, easy to use, and easy to look at, and that is awesome.  It is easy to use and has a huge community that I can rely on for help. Moreover, it is interactive.  In terms of the UI and SaaS, the user interface with KNIME is more appealing than…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"IBM was chosen because of usability. It's point and click, whereas the other out-of-the box-solution, or open-source solutions, require full-on programming and a much higher skill level."
"It's very easy to use. The drag and drop feature makes it very easy when you are building and testing the streams. That's very useful."
"Compared to other tools, the product works much easier to analyze data without coding."
"We are creating models and putting them into production much faster than we would if we had just gone with a strict, code-based solution, like R or Python."
"The most valuable features of the IBM SPSS Modeler are visual programming, you don't have to write any code, and it is easy to use. 90 to 95 percent of the use cases, you don't have to fine-tune anything. If you want to do something deeper, for example, create a better neural network, then you have to go into the features and try to fine-tune them. However, the default selection which is made by the tool, it's very practical and works well."
"I think the code modeling features are the most valuable and without the need to write a code back with many different possibilities to choose from. And the second one is linked to the activity of the data preparation."
"We have a local representative who specializes in SPSS. He will help us do the PoC."
"It will scale up to anything we need."
"The most valuable feature is what the product sets out to do, which is extracting information and data."
"The best part of RapidMiner is efficiency."
"One of the most valuable features is the built-in data tuning feature. Once the model is built, we often struggle to increase its accuracy, but RapidMiner allows us to fine-tune variables. For Example, when working on a project, we can adjust the number of nodes or the depth of trees to see how accuracy changes. This flexibility lets us achieve higher accuracy compared to traditional automated machine-learning models"
"It is easy to use and has a huge community that I can rely on for help. Moreover, it is interactive."
"Using the GUI, I can have models and algorithms drag and drop nodes."
"RapidMiner is very easy to use."
"The solution is very intuitive and powerful."
"It's helpful if you want to make informed decisions using data. We can take the information, tease out the attributes, and label everything. It's suitable for profiling and forecasting in any industry."
 

Cons

"The platform's cloud version needs improvements."
"I think mapping for geographic data would also be a really great thing to be able to use."
"It would be beneficial if the tool would include more well-known machine learning algorithms."
"Unstructured data is not appropriate for SPSS Modeler."
"Dimension reduction should be classified separately."
"It is not integrated with Qlik, Tableau, and Power BI."
"It would be helpful if SPSS supported open-source features, for example, embedding R or Python scripts in SPSS Modeler."
"The challenge for the very technical data scientists: It is constraining for them.​"
"RapidMiner isn't cheap. It's a complete solution, but it's costly."
"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."
"Improve the online data services."
"A great product but confusing in some way with regard to the user interface and integration with other tools."
"If they could include video tutorials, people would find that quite helpful."
"About twenty-five percent of my problems involve image processing, and I found RapidMiner lacking in this domain. While we work on OCR and similar tasks, RapidMiner hasn't been as engaged in that field as other models. Some other models also support email processing, but RapidMiner doesn't offer this feature."
"I think that they should make deep learning models easier."
"In terms of the UI and SaaS, the user interface with KNIME is more appealing than RapidMiner."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Its price is okay for a company, but for personal use, it is considered somewhat expensive."
"It is a huge increase to time savings."
"Having in mind all four tools from Garner’s top quadrant, the pricing of this tool is competitive and it reflects the quality that it offers."
"It is an expensive product."
"It got us a good amount of money with quick and efficient modeling."
"This tool, being an IBM product, is pretty expensive."
"I am using the free version of IBM SPSS Modeler, it is the educational edition version."
"$5,000 annually."
"I'm not fully aware of RapidMiner's price because we had licenses provided, but from my analysis, it's moderately priced, not too high or too low. It's worth the investment."
"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."
"I used an educational license for this solution, which is available free of charge."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
15%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Computer Software Company
8%
University
8%
Computer Software Company
11%
University
11%
Educational Organization
10%
Financial Services Firm
9%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about IBM SPSS Modeler?
Compared to other tools, the product works much easier to analyze data without coding.
What needs improvement with IBM SPSS Modeler?
The platform's cloud version needs improvements. The process to access workflow could be user-friendly. It could be easier to log in and manage security levels. Additionally, it needs to be more po...
What do you like most about RapidMiner?
RapidMiner is a no-code machine learning tool. I can install it on my local machine and work with smaller datasets. It can also connect to databases, allowing me to build models directly on the dat...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for RapidMiner?
I'm not fully aware of RapidMiner's price because we had licenses provided, but from my analysis, it's moderately priced, not too high or too low. It's worth the investment.
What needs improvement with RapidMiner?
The product must provide data-cleaning features. I could not use RapidMiner for data cleaning in one of my projects and had to use Python instead.
 

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