A recent discussion thread at LinkedIn.com provides some informative user feedback regarding the STATISTICA predictive analytics solutions.
The thread was started in the "Data Mining, Statistics, Big Data, and Data Visualization" group by an analyst who indicated his employer currently uses SAS as its standard modeling tool. Having witnessed a STATISTICA demo, this analyst asked his fellow group members whether they might have opinions about STATISTICA's predictive modeling capabilities.
Highlights from the annual Data Miner Survey were recently released from Rexer Analytics at the 2011 Predictive Analytics World conference. For the second year in a row, StatSoft and its STATISTICA product line comes out the victor as the primary data mining tool used by practitioners. The Rexer Analytics Survey is the largest of its kind, surveying 1,319 data miners from 60 countries. The survey covers analytic techniques and tools used in data mining practice, types of data analyzed, and challenges encountered.
StatSoft’s flagship product, STATISTICA, was ranked as the primary data mining tool overall, as well as in the subgroups of “Corporate”, “Consultant” and “Government/NGO” data miners. About 80% of STATISTICA users report that they will continue using this tool over the next three years compared to 38-58% of users for SAS, SPSS Statistics, SPSS Modeler, and SAS Enterprise Miner and only 22% of Weka users.
The 13th Annual KDnuggets™ Software Poll asked: What Analytics, Data Mining, or Big Data software have you used in the past 12 months for a real project (not just evaluation)?