18 Analytics Software Suppliers

By Meta S. Brown

Following is a list of key analytics software sources. Each of these plays an important role in the data and analysis landscape, and each offers tools with some analytics capability. All of them are known to some extent as data-mining tools.

  • Alteryx

    About the developer: Alteryx Inc. is a privately held corporation based in the United States.

    Key product: Alteryx Designer

    Technical support: Available

    Free product: Alteryx Project Edition

  • Angoss

    About the developer: Angoss Software Corporation was acquired in 2013 by Peterson Partners, a private equity firm.

    Key product: KnowledgeSTUDIO

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • IBM

    About the developer: IBM is a publicly held multinational corporation.

    Key products: IBM SPSS Modeler, IBM SPSS Statistics

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • Knime

    About the developer: KNIME.com AG is an offshoot of the original KNIME development project of the University of Konstanz (Germany).

    Key products: KNIME Desktop, KNIME Professional

    Technical support: Available

    Free product: KNIME Desktop

  • KXEN, an SAP Company

    About the developer: KXEN was acquired by SAP in September 2013. KXEN continues to offer and develop its predictive analytics products.

    Key products: InfiniteInsight Explorer, InfiniteInsight Modeler. (SAP also offers SAP Predictive Analysis.)

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • Megaputer

    About the developer: Megaputer is an offshoot of research projects at Moscow State University (Russia), Bauman Technical University (Russia), and Indiana University.

    Key product: Megaputer PolyAnalyst

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • Oracle

    About the developer: Oracle is a publicly held multinational corporation.

    Key product: Oracle Advanced Analytics Option

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • R Foundation

    About the developer: R is an open source project developed through voluntary collaboration of individuals around the world.

    Key product: R

    Technical support: R Foundation does not offer support agreements. R has an active user community with user groups around the world; most users participate informally in these groups for informal support.

    Free product: R

  • RapidMiner

    About the developer: RapidMiner is an offshoot of the YALE development project of the Dortmund University of Technology (Germany).

    Key product: RapidMiner Studio

    Technical support: Available

    Free product: RapidMiner Studio Starter

  • Revolution Analytics

    About the developer: Revolution Analytics is a privately held company.

    Key product: Revolution R Enterprise

    Technical support: Available

    Free product: Revolution R Enterprise is available free to academics, students, and other researchers.

  • Salford Systems

    About the developer: Salford Systems is a privately held company founded in 1983 by Dan Steinberg, who remains as president of the company today.

    Key product: Salford Predictive Modeler

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • SAS Institute

    About the developer: SAS Institute Inc. is a privately held multinational corporation.

    Key products: SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Enterprise Guide, JMP, SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS Visual Analytics

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • Statsoft

    About the developer: Dell, a privately held multinational corporation, acquired Statsoft Inc. in 2014.

    Key product: Statistica

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • Tableau Software

    About the developer: Tableau Software is an offshoot of research conducted at Stanford University.

    Key product: Tableau

    Technical support: Available

    Free product: Tableau Public

  • Teradata

    About the developer: Teradata is a publicly held multinational corporation.

    Key products: Teradata Warehouse Miner, Teradata Aster

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None

  • University of Ljubljana

    About the developer: The Bioinformatics Laboratory of the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, develops Orange in cooperation with an open source community.

    Key product: Orange

    Technical Support: University of Ljubljana does not offer support agreements. The Orange user community provides informal support through an online forum.

    Free product: Orange

  • University of Waikato

    About the developer: University of Waikato is a New Zealand University.

    Key products: Weka, MOA

    Technical support: University of Waikato does not offer support agreements. The Weka user community provides informal support through a mailing list and online forum.

    Free products: Weka, MOA

  • Wolfram

    About the developer: Wolfram Research is a privately held multinational corporation.

    Key product: Mathematica

    Technical support: Available

    Free products: None