Zurich, February 26, 2018 – For the fifth year in a row, KNIME®, the open source platform for data driven innovation, has been placed in the leader category in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. The placement recognizes ability to execute and completeness of vision.
Gartner, Inc. describes leaders as having “a strong presence and significant mind share in the market. Resources skilled in their tools are readily available. Leaders demonstrate strength in depth and breadth across a full model development and implementation process. Leaders are in the strongest position to influence the market's growth and direction. This gives them the advantage of a clear understanding and strategy for the data science market, with which they can become disrupters themselves and develop thought leading and differentiating ideas.”
“To be recognized again as a leader, while also being significantly moved forward in vision and ability to execute, is humbling,” says Michael Berthold, CEO, KNIME AG. “We have a great community of users and enthusiasts who continually contribute to KNIME, and we are grateful for that. They are helping us build this open source platform that strives to be at the forefront of innovation.”
KNIME owes these accolades to its users from thousands of organizations (including many big players) across various industries, all enjoying the open source, free platform. “While other platforms are commercializing functionality, KNIME is continuing to cause a stir in the market by adding more functionality to the open source platform. The concept of adding the commercial KNIME Server for collaboration, automation, and deployment, without ever limiting open source usage is just brilliant,” comments Stefan Weingaertner, AI Associates. “It’s no wonder KNIME is in the leader category again this year.”
“We’re continuing to invest heavily in the development of our software to ensure our users have everything they need to get their job done, fast. We’re also ensuring there are simple and relevant ways to enable these users to share what they do with other members of their organization,” continues Berthold. “Our commitment to open source is solid and we’ve put everything on GitHub to back that up. This honest, transparent business model works for everyone and we plan on keeping it that way.”