RapidMiner 5.3: New analytics, data sources, marketplace

New RapidMiner delivers more powerful data analysis, access to more data sources, and ability to commercialize extensions via new marketplace.



Burlington, MA, January 22, 2013 - RapidMinerRapid-I, a leading provider of open source solutions for predictive analytics, data mining and text mining, today announced the availability of RapidMiner v5.3. RapidMiner provides data integration, ETL, data analysis, and reporting in a single application, with an intuitive, drag and drop visual environment for designing and deploying customized analytical processes, and has been downloaded by over three million users worldwide.

In addition to over 100 performance, usability and stability improvements, the new version delivers more powerful data analysis operators and access to popular data sources including Microsoft Excel™ 2007 and SAS™. RapidMiner v5.3 is also fully integrated with the Rapid-I Marketplace, where users can discover and install new RapidMiner extensions published by a growing list of independent developers. Popular extensions include text and web mining, image mining and recommenders.

The Rapid-I Marketplace provides a unique opportunity for developers to reach the large and growing community of RapidMiner customers. Extensions can be offered free of charge or for a payment determined by the developer. In the latter case, developers retain 70 percent of revenues generated by each download.

RapidMiner v5.3 also features:

  • More than 20 new functions for analysis and data handling, including multiple new aggregation functions;
  • File operators, including Move File, Rename File, Copy File, Create Directory, and Delete Files, directly from RapidMiner; and
  • A macro viewer that shows macros and their values in real time during process execution, for better debugging.

For more information, visit rapid-i.com/content/view/400/1/lang,en/