2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with RapidMiner?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with RapidMiner.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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AL
Professor at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-19T15:50:14Z
Aug 19, 2022

RapidMiner can improve deep learning by enhancing the features. In the next release, the solution should enhance the features. I think it is a complete solution, but some enhancements would be beneficial.

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Andrey  Alfiansyah - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive Director at a philanthropy with 201-500 employees
Real User
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2021-10-20T09:11:43Z
Oct 20, 2021

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.

AB
DATA STRATEGY at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-03T09:45:10Z
Jun 3, 2021

In the Mexican or Latin American market, it's kind of pricey. The pricing can be a bit high. Some of the data science platforms offer much more flexibility. Of course, there's not the same software for visual license results. It's somehow rigid. I'd like to have a module for analytics there. For example, the capability of keeping track of changes in every version would be helpful. It was very, very difficult to track. Even as a partner, it is difficult to keep up with whatever changes they have in mind. On the commercial side, it has been the same. However, since I started, every three months, they propose a different commercial scheme. It's one of the reasons that they got lower marks on the Gardner report. The UI is not super intuitive. It might be nice if, on the first time a person uses the product, there was a wizard that could walk a person through everything. It's supposedly very intuitive, and yet, I don't know what to, I don't know where to click, honestly. They need to offer a better-guided experience for beginners.

AL
Professor at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-03-15T08:07:34Z
Mar 15, 2020

I have the deep learning models on my laptop but it doesn't work very well. I think that they should make deep learning models easier. They are using deep learning models today for image processing and language processing.

MayankNarula - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager, Digital Solutions at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-01-16T08:44:00Z
Jan 16, 2020

I think it is a fairly straightforward interface generally. It is an easy-to-use solution compared to SAS Enterprise Miner, for example. On the other hand, compared to some other products, maybe the UI could be enhanced. The visual interface could have something like the-drag-and-drop features which Alteryx already supports. Some of those additional features can make RapidMiner a better tool and maybe more competitive or advanced.

LaurenceMoseley - PeerSpot reviewer
Professor of Health Services Research at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-01-07T06:27:00Z
Jan 7, 2020

When I started using RapidMiner, I found it difficult to get it to read the metadata. I wanted to use, for example, a pivot table, and it did not have the variable or the attribute names in it. There were no values. It took a long while to figure out how to do that, although it tends to do it automatically nowadays. RapidMiner is not utterly intuitive for beginners. Sometimes people have trouble distinguishing between a file in their own file system and a repository entry, and they cannot find their data. This is an area where this solution could be improved. It would be helpful to have some tutorials on communicating with Python. I found it a bit difficult at times to figure out which particular variable, or attribute, is going where in Python. It is probably a simple thing to do but I haven't mastered it yet. I'd like them to do a video on that. There are a large number of videos that are usually well-produced, but I don't think that they have one on that. Essentially, I would like to see how to communicate from RapidMiner to Python and from Python to RapidMiner. One of the things I do a lot of is looking at questionnaires where people have used Likert-type scales. I don't recommend Likert-type scales, but if they're properly produced, which is a lot of hard work and it's not usually done, they're really powerful and you can do things like normalizing holes on the Likert scale. That's not the same as normalizing your data in RapidMiner. So, I would want to get results with these Likert scales, pass it through RapidMiner, do a normalization and pass back both the raw scores and the normalized scores and put in some rules, which will say if it's high on the raw score and on the normalized score and low on the standard deviation, then you can trust it.

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RajivSharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Product Manager at CustomerXps Software
Real User
2019-12-25T08:21:00Z
Dec 25, 2019

The biggest problem, not from a platform process, but from an avoidance process, is when you work in a heavily regulated BFSI 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.

PS
Pre-Sales BI at Ingram Micro Inc.
Real User
2019-12-19T06:32:00Z
Dec 19, 2019

I think it's a great product but confusing in some way with regard to the user interface and integration with other tools. An improvement would be the addition of some buttons which would be useful because I'm sometimes unsure why I need to use something or what is its purpose. I would say the same goes for additional features, the addition of buttons would be helpful. The product is better than other software that I use.

RK
Data Scientist at a wireless company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
Dec 9, 2019

RapidMiner would be improved with the inclusion of more machine learning algorithms for generating time-series forecasting models.

AL
Professor at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-11-28T11:33:00Z
Nov 28, 2019

I would like to see all users have access to all of the deep learning models, and that they can be used easily. RapidMiner loads very slowly, which is something that should be improved.

it_user1025025 - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Engineer at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
Nov 13, 2019

The price of this solution should be improved.

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My primary use case for this solution is education. We did a course at the university and I used this for my own education, as opposed to a business use case.
AL
Professor at a university with 51-200 employees
Nov 28, 2019
I used RapidMiner to help teach Data Science and Statistics. The students understand better the pipeline of a data science project compared with development with a language like python furthermore the user can integrate easily python if he likes to.
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it_user1025025 - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Engineer at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 13, 2019
The documentation for this solution is very good, where each operator is explained with how to use it.
AL
Professor at a university with 51-200 employees
Nov 28, 2019
RapidMiner is very easy to use.
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