World’s Largest Data Miner Survey: STATISTICA Remains #1 in User Satisfaction and Primary Tool


Highlights from the 2013 Data Miner Survey were released by Rexer Analytics at the 2013 Predictive Analytics World conference on September 30. Complete results will be released later this year.

For the fourth time in a row, StatSoft’s flagship platform, STATISTICA, received both the highest rating in overall user satisfaction as well as the highest selection as “primary” data mining tool overall from among commercial data mining packages.

Dr. Karl Rexer presented his summary findings with charts showing 95% of STATISTICA users reported being “satisfied” or “extremely satisfied” with STATISTICA. Of these respondents, about two-thirds had applied the “extremely satisfied” ranking to STATISTICA, representing a ratio considerably greater than that earned even by the second-place tool. In fact, STATISTICA‘s “extremely satisfied” ratio was more than double that of most commercial tools in the survey.


Significantly, no data miners recorded any level of “dissatisfaction” or “extreme dissatisfaction” with the STATISTICA tool.

STATISTICA‘s selection as primary commercial data mining tool overall was determined by those respondents with access to multiple data mining tools who most often select STATISTICA as their tool of choice. Behind this top ranking were some strong showings within various user subgroups. STATISTICA was identified by the highest percentage of corporate data miners as their primary data mining tool, selected over any other commercial or GPL-licensed package. It was also identified as the primary commercial tool among academic data miners. Among non-profit, NGO, and government data miners, most identified STATISTICA as a primary commercial tool in a three-way tie with SAS and IBM SPSS.

Rexer 2013 highlights, primary tools

Conducted regularly since 2007, the Rexer Analytics Survey is the largest of its kind, surveying data miners from 75 countries during the spring of 2013. The survey’s questions covered analytic techniques and tools used in data mining practice, types of data analyzed, and challenges encountered.

A full report of the survey will be made available from Rexer Analytics.

About statsoftsa

StatSoft, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is now one of the largest global providers of analytic software worldwide. StatSoft is also the largest manufacturer of enterprise-wide quality control and improvement software systems in the world, and the only company capable of supporting its QC products worldwide, with wholly owned subsidiaries in all major markets (StatSoft has 23 full-service offices, on all continents), and its software is available in more than 10 languages.

Posted on October 18, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: