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.
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.