RapidMiner vs Tableau comparison


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Executive Summary

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Predictive Analytics (3rd), Data Science Platforms (6th)
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BI (Business Intelligence) Tools (2nd), Reporting (2nd), Data Visualization (1st), Embedded BI (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Predictive Analytics category, the mindshare of RapidMiner is 20.0%, down from 23.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Tableau is 45.8%, down from 49.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

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…
Daria Maslovets - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 12, 2023
Real time analysis, reliable, and easy to set up
Despite the number of available interface languages, I would like to see as many languages as possible represented in Tableau. So many companies really want to use this program and it suits them better than any other similar programs, but due to the lack of understanding of English, it is difficult for them to decide to integrate this particular product. In addition to the existing set of common data types, Tableau Desktop has such a wonderful thing as a union of data on the principle of relationships for Multi-table. This type of union is very easy to work with the data source itself and does not overload the system. At the moment, this type of union only exists for connections from databases. It would be nice if Tableau added this type of merging for data sources that are on the Tableau Server/Tableau Cloud. Every three months, Tableau adds new features. There are always new features coming up.

Quotes from Members

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


"The documentation for this solution is very good, where each operator is explained with how to use it."
"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"
"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."
"I like not having to write all solutions from code. Being able to drag and drop controls, enables me to focus on building the best model, without needing to search for syntax errors or extra libraries."
"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."
"The best part of RapidMiner is efficiency."
"The most valuable features are the Binary classification and Auto Model."
"The solution is very intuitive and powerful."
"Its dashboarding is the most valuable. It is easy to create visualizations and dashboards and import Excel sheets and ESP files in Tableau as compared to other tools."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of use."
"Very user friendly."
"While using this solution I have found the valuable features to be ease of use and the visualization. It is a complete solution."
"The use of a storyboard helps the flow of the data visualisation."
"Tableau is very good in the front-end visualization compared to Power BI."
"The Web Editing capabilities allow us to grant end users enough capabilities for them to do self-serve discovery without the added cost of needing to get everyone desktop licenses."
"It's intuitive and highly mature"


"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."
"I think that they should make deep learning models easier."
"The product must provide data-cleaning features."
"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."
"I would appreciate improvements in automation and customization options to further streamline processes."
"I would like to see all users have access to all of the deep learning models, and that they can be used easily."
"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."
"Lacks customization in some areas."
"The forecasting feature in Tableau in my view is too limited because it must have dates but I should be able to predict the outcome of an event without having a date as part of the input."
"People are migrating to Microsoft BI due to the speed, which is quite slow to load, and the lack of visualization options."
"Tableau's data modeling, mining, and AI library features need improvement."
"If you wanted to create something without making it an extra column in the data set, you can't just rename it to a more user-friendly short name."
"We would like a report model, because currently there is no schema that we can create in the tool."
"Could have more integrations with different platforms."
"The customization in the front end is a bit difficult."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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."
"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."
"I used an educational license for this solution, which is available free of charge."
"For the university, the cost of the solution is free for the students and teachers."
"The client only has to pay the licensing costs. There are not any maintenance or hidden costs in addition to the license."
"The cost of the solution should be improved."
"There is a license for the use of this solution and it is on a per-user basis. The server is free but the users you have to pay for."
"I like the payment model. For the people who need to create, they buy their licenses. Everyone else can use the free Tableau Viewer. This is much better than some of the competitor products, which require full licences for everything."
"For our organization, the cost hasn't been an issue."
"The solution is expensive but it depends on the customer's needs which will determine the cost of the licensing."
"It's an annual fee with everything included but it's quite expensive."
"We pay for the enterprise license for Tableau. The licensing could be cheaper and more flexible."
"Tableau can be costly (but this can be indefinable, such as user experience vs. cheaper etc.)"
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Comparison Review

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May 2, 2013
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about RapidMiner?
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What needs improvement with RapidMiner?
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 t...
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Which would you choose - Tableau or SAP Analytics Cloud?
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