IBM Watson Studio vs RapidMiner comparison


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IBM SPSS Statistics
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Data Mining (3rd)
IBM Watson Studio
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AI Development Platforms (9th)
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Predictive Analytics (3rd)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Data Science Platforms category, the mindshare of IBM SPSS Statistics is 3.0%, up from 2.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of IBM Watson Studio is 2.6%, up from 2.1% 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.
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Featured Reviews

Ali Bin Tahir - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 1, 2024
Provides comprehensive data analysis and has a simple setup process
We use the product to conduct multiple and diverse statistical analyses across various datasets The software offers consistency across multiple research projects helping us with predictive analytics capabilities. The product’s most valuable capability is to handle large datasets and ensure…
Phillipe Ramos - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 22, 2023
Though the tool provides exclusive features to run Python codes in a certain environment, it needs to improve support
It was used for some basic purposes because all I did was use Jupyter notebooks to run codes on the Snowflake environment. This was done by me at my previous job. I had just started using Jupyter notebooks to run Python codes on Snowflake data warehouses I was really more on the engineering side…
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:


"The most valuable feature of IBM SPSS Statistics is all the functionality it provides. Additionally, it is simple to do the five-way analysis that you can into multidimensional setup space. It's the multidimensional space facility that is most useful."
"It has helped our analyst unit deliver work with more transparency and confidence, given that we can always view the dataset in totality, after each step of data transformation."
"In terms of the features I've found most valuable, I'd say the duration, the correlation, and of course the nonparametric statistics. I use it for reliability and survival analysis, time series, regression models in different solutions, and different types of solutions."
"The best part is that they have an algorithm handbook, so you can open it up and understand how it works, and if it is useful, this is very important."
"It has the ability to easily change any variable in our research."
"You can find a complete algorithm in the solution and use it. You don't need to write your own algorithms for predictive analytics. That's the most valuable feature and the main one we use."
"I've found the descriptive statistics and cross-tabs valuable. The very simple correlations and regressions are as well."
"They have many existing algorithms that we can use and use effectively to analyze and understand how to put our data to work to improve what we do."
"It is a very stable and reliable solution."
"For me, the valuable feature of the solution is the one that I used, which was Jupyter notebooks."
"IBM Watson Studio consistently automates across channels."
"The system's ability to take a look at data, segment it and then use that data very differently."
"The solution is very easy to use."
"The main benefit is the ease of use. We see a lot of engineers in our site and customers that really like the way the tools are able to work with the people."
"Technical support is great. We have had weekly teleconferences with the technical people at IBM, and they have been fantastic."
"It has a lot of data connectors, which is extremely helpful."
"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."
"The solution is stable."
"I've been using a lot of components from the Strategic Extension and Python Extension."
"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 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."
"We value the collaboration and governance features because it's a comprehensive platform that covers everything from data extraction to modeling operations in the ML language. RapidMiner is competitive in the ML space."
"It is easy to use and has a huge community that I can rely on for help. Moreover, it is interactive."


"In some cases, the product takes time to load a large dataset. They could improve this particular area."
"SPSS slows down the computer or the laptop if the data is huge; then you need a faster computer."
"Improvements are needed in the user interface, particularly in terms of user-friendliness."
"The solution needs more planning tools and capabilities."
"I'd like to see them use more artificial intelligence. It should be smart enough to do predictions and everything based on what you input."
"In developing countries, it would be beneficial to provide certain features to users at no cost initially, while also customizing pricing options."
"I know that SPSS is a statistical tool but it should also include a little bit of analytical behavior. You can call it augmented analysis or predictive analysis. The bottom line is it should have more graphical and analytical capabilities."
"SPSS is a tool that's been around since the late 60s, and it's the universal worldwide standard for quantitative social science data analysis. That said, it does seem a bit strange to me that the graphical output functions are so clunky after all these years. The output of charts and graphs that SPSS produces is hideous."
"The solution's interface is very slow at times."
"I want IBM's technical support team to provide more specific answers to queries."
"More features in data virtualization would be helpful. The solution could use an interactive dashboard that could make exploration easier."
"Some of the solutions are really good solutions but they can be a little too costly for many."
"We would like to see it more web-based with more functionality."
"I think maybe the support is an area where it lacks."
"It's sometimes easy to get lost given the number of images the solution opens up when you click on the mouse and the amount of different tabs."
"Initially, it was quite complex. For us, it was not only a matter of getting it installed, that was just a start. It was also trying to come up with a standard way of implementing it across the entire organization, which had been a challenge."
"I think that they should make deep learning models easier."
"In the Mexican or Latin American market, it's kind of pricey."
"If they could include video tutorials, people would find that quite helpful."
"I would like to see more integration capabilities."
"The visual interface could use something like the-drag-and-drop features which other products already support. Some additional features can make RapidMiner a better tool and maybe more competitive."
"RapidMiner isn't cheap. It's a complete solution, but it's costly."
"Many things in the interface look nice, but they aren't of much use to the operator. It already has lots of variables in there."
"A great product but confusing in some way with regard to the user interface and integration with other tools."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The price of IBM SPSS Statistics could improve."
"Our licence is on a yearly renewal basis. While pricing is not the primary concern in our evaluation, as products are assessed by whether they can meet our user needs and expertise, the cost can be a limiting factor in the number of licences we procure."
"It's quite expensive, but they do a special deal for universities."
"While the pricing of the product may be higher, the accompanying service and features justify the investment."
"I rate the tool's pricing a five out of ten."
"If it requires lot of data processing, maybe switching to IBM SPSS Clementine would be better for the buyer."
"The pricing of the modeler is high and can reduce the utility of the product for those who can not afford to adopt it."
"We think that IBM SPSS is expensive for this function."
"IBM Watson Studio is a reasonably priced product"
"IBM Watson Studio is an expensive solution."
"Watson Studio's pricing is reasonable for what you get."
"The pricing is generally reasonable and straightforward but can vary significantly depending on the specific workloads in use."
"I used an educational license for this solution, which is available free of charge."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about IBM SPSS Statistics?
The software offers consistency across multiple research projects helping us with predictive analytics capabilities.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM SPSS Statistics?
While the pricing of the product may be higher, the accompanying service and features justify the investment. However...
What needs improvement with IBM SPSS Statistics?
In some cases, the product takes time to load a large dataset. They could improve this particular area.
What needs improvement with IBM Watson Studio?
From an improvement perspective, I would say that if the deployment environment and IBM Watson Studio's environment a...
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. I...
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 pri...
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 a...

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SPSS Statistics
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Sample Customers

LDB Group, RightShip, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Capgemini Consulting, TEAC Corporation, Ironside, nViso SA, Razorsight, Si.mobil, University Hospitals of Leicester, CROOZ Inc., GFS Fundraising Solutions, Nedbank Ltd., IDS-TILDA
GroupM, Accenture, Fifth Third Bank
PayPal, Deloitte, eBay, Cisco, Miele, Volkswagen
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