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Poll Results: analytics/data mining tools used for a real project

          

The poll had a record participation (over 1,100 voters). 43% of them used only commercial software, 32% only free software, and 25% both. RapidMiner, R, and Excel were again the most popular tools, with SAS remaining the top commercial tool.

The previous KDnuggets Poll asked:
Which data mining/analytic tools you used in the past 12 months for a real project.

Voter participation by region The poll had a record participation (over 1,100 voters). Among them, 43% used only commercial software, 32% only free software, and 25% both. The average number of tools per user was 2.2.

RapidMiner, R, and Excel were again the most popular tools, with SAS remaining the top commercial tool.
Pie chart shows the breakdown of voters by region. We also note that W. European data miners had the highest % of free tool use (due to popularuty of tools like RapidMiner and KNIME there) - see breakdown by region and tool type (commercial/free/both) below.

Which data mining/analytic tools you used in the past 12 months for a real project (not just evaluation) [1103 voters]
% users in 2011
% users in 2010
RapidMiner (305) 27.7%
37.8%
R (257) 23.3%
29.8%
Excel (240) 21.8%
24.3%
SAS (150) 13.6%
12.1%
Your own code (134) 12.1%
18.4%
KNIME (134) 12.1%
19.2%
Weka (Pentaho) (130) 11.8%
14.4%
Salford (117) 10.6%
1.6%
Statistica (94) 8.5%
6.3%
IBM SPSS Modeler (91) 8.3%
7.3%
MATLAB (79) 7.2%
9.2%
IBM SPSS Statistics (79) 7.2%
7.9%
SAS Enterprise Miner (78) 7.1%
5.5%
JMP (63) 5.7%
11 Ants Analytics (62) 5.6%
Microsoft SQL Server (54) 4.9%
6.9%
Other free software (45) 4.1%
7.3%
Zementis (41) 3.7%
3.7%
Other commercial software (35) 3.2%
6.1%
Tableau (29) 2.6%
C4.5/C5.0/See5 (21) 1.9%
TIBCO Spotfire / S+ / Miner (19) 1.7%
0.8%
Hadoop Map/Reduce (19) 1.7%
Mathematica (18) 1.6%
Revolution Computing (15) 1.4%
0.4%
KXEN (15) 1.4%
2.1%
Orange (14) 1.3%
2.7%
Miner3D (14) 1.3%
0.8%
XLSTAT (10) 0.9%
NoSQL databases (10) 0.9%
Stata (9) 0.8%
Other cloud-based tools (9) 0.8%
Bayesia (9) 0.8%
0.1%
Angoss (9) 0.8%
0.9%
Oracle Data Miner (8) 0.7%
2.1%
Predixion (6) 0.5%
WordStat (5) 0.5%
Megaputer Polyanalyst/TextAnalyst (4) 0.4%
0.3%
Portrait Software (3) 0.3%
0.2%
Grapheur (3) 0.3%
Clarabridge (3) 0.3%
Centrifuge (3) 0.3%
0.2%
Viscovery (1) 0.1%
1.1%
Data Applied (1) 0.1%
0.2%


The following table shows breakdown by region and tool type: commercial/free/both.

Region % users who only use commercial tools
% users who only use free tools
% users who use Both
W. Europe
22%          53%          25%
US/Canada
62%          13%          26%
E. Europe
52%          26%          22%
Asia
43%          36%          21%
Australia/New Zealand
62%          22%          16%
Latin America
24%          37%          39%
Africa/MidEast
39%          34%          27%

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