Zurich, February 16, 2017 – In recognition of its ability to execute and completeness of vision, KNIME, the open platform for data-driven innovation, has again been placed among the Leaders in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms.
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. While maintaining a broad and long-established customer base, Leaders are also nimble in responding to rapidly changing market conditions, driven by the overwhelming interest in data science across all industries and domains. Leaders are in the strongest position to influence the market's growth and direction. They address all industries, geographies, data domains and use cases. 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. Leaders are suitable vendors for most organizations to evaluate.”
“This is the fourth year in a row that KNIME has placed in the leadership quadrant,” says Michael Berthold, CEO of KNIME AG. “That is never a given. I firmly believe it is because of the strong KNIME Community that not only provided us great references but continues to help us extend the platform and support each other.”
KNIME owes the recent accolades to users from thousands of organizations enjoying its open source platform and commercial enterprise extensions. “KNIME continues to disrupt the market by extending and enhancing its solid open source (and free) platform. As a matter of fact, it is the only true open source platform reviewed in the report. The leadership recognition is well deserved” says Phil Winters, independent consultant and member of the KNIME Board.
“We’re investing heavily in our development to provide KNIME users with what they need to not only get up to speed fast but to share and make what they do of relevance for other users within their organization. “ continues Berthold. “We are profoundly committed to open source – it’s a strong, honest and transparent business model that works for everyone.”