Many visitors could hardly believe it: the big data mining and predictive analytics companies like SAS and SPSS skipped this year's CeBIT. As a consequence, Rapid-I was the only data mining solutions and services company presenting itself with an own stand at the world’s largest information technology fare, which is considered the No.1 marketplace for digital solutions, trends, and innovations. And what made things even better, Rapid-I was not only the only providing data mining solutions, but also making them freely available and open-source. This combination led to a large amount of visitors who wanted to learn more about data mining and how data mining can help to optimize their business.
Beside RapidMiner and the data mining and predictive business intelligence services of Rapid-I, the innovative data mining company also presented two new products: RapidInsight and RapidSentilyzer. RapidInsight is best described as a light version of RapidMiner and enables the user to get insight into given data within only a few mouse clicks. The data mining and analysis processes of RapidInsight are automatically optimized and do not need any user interaction. The CeBIT visitors really liked the simplicity of RapidInsight which will be available for an affordable price in the end of the second quarter, together with learning materials and the underlying RapidMiner processes to ease the application of more complex data mining processes if necessary.
The second new product of Rapid-I is called RapidSentilyzer and combines data analysis and automated text classification capabilities. Based on web service technologies, RapidSentilyzer analyzes web pages and other text documents and is able to distinguish between different sentiments about companies, products, persons, or stocks. RapidSentilyzer delivers aggregated statistics about market perception, customer sentiments, and market penetration. The visitors were surprised by the high sentiment scoring accuracy, when they were asked for a sentence expressing their opinion about a product, which was analysed online and directly classified according to the basic emotion and the sentiment of the sentence.
RapidMiner is the leading open source data mining software. According to a polls of the major web portal for data mining and knowledge discovery, KDnuggets.com, in 2007 and 2008 among data mining experts, RapidMiner is the most widely used open source data mining tool and among the three most frequently employed solutions for data analysis overall. A study of the Technical University of Chemnitz presented at the international Data-Mining-Cup 2007 (DMC-2007) compared the major open source data mining tools and found RapidMiner to be the leading open source data mining software outperforming the others especially with respect to its advanced technology and to its usability. Within its "Innovation Award 2008", the German initiative for small and mid-sized businesses ("Initiative Mittelstand") awarded RapidMiner as one of the most innovative open source solutions. For its innovativeness, RapidMiner also won the Open Source Business Award 2008. RapidMiner has thousands of users in more than 40 countries world-wide. During the last three years, RapidMiner was downloaded more than 400,000 times. RapidMiner provides more than 500 different modules for detecting patterns in data and for their 2D and 3D visualisation. RapidMiner supports data import from common data formats of other data mining tools, Excel sheets, SPSS files, all common databases, and unstructured text documents like news texts, e-mail messages, web pages, web blogs, PDF documents, as well as time series and audio data. The RapidMiner Enterprise Edition supports the complete process from data integration and transformation (ETL) to predictive analytics, data mining, and reporting within a single solution. RapidMiner offers a high flexibility in the design of analysis processes and is regarded as the most comprehensive solution for data analysis and automated data integration in the market.
Rapid-I (rapid-i.com) is a provider of predictive analytics, data mining, text mining, and web mining software, solutions, and services headquartered in Dortmund, Germany. Rapid-I offers its customers automatable intelligent data analysis of large amounts of data and text including automatically generated classification and forecasting systems. The open source data mining specialist Rapid-I enables other companies to use the latest technology for intelligent data analysis and for the discovery of still unused company knowledge from existing data and for the optimization of production and business processes. Rapid-I guides companies through the complete process of applying and integrating established as well as highly innovative data mining techniques. More than ten years of data mining expertise enable the consultants and developers of Rapid-I to optimize all departments of a company from manufacturing and production to marketing and customer relationship management. Rapid-I won the highly rewarded Open Source Business Award 2008 for its innovative software RapidMiner. Rapid-I has a broad user and customer base in more than 40 countries world-wide including large companies like Akzo Nobel, Allianz, Aureus Pharma, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Celera, Cisco, comdirect bank, Cyprotex, E.ON, Ford, GfK, Honda, IBM, HP, LexisNexis, Libri, Lufthansa Systems, Merrill Lynch, Miele, Mitre, mobilkom austria, Nokia, Pervasive, PharmaDM, Philips, Revere, Salzgitter Mannesmann, Sanofi-Aventis, Schober, Schott, Siemens, ThyssenKrupp Nirosta, as well as many small and mid-sized companies. Besides of data mining solutions like RapidMiner, RapidInsight, and RapidSentilyzer, Rapid-I offers its customers a broad range of services including consulting, trainings, professional support, software development, customization, and extensions as well as complete data analysis services from a single source.