RapidMiner vs Integrated Enterprise Application AI

jakarasjakaras Member Posts: 1 Contributor I
Why would an organization that already has an enterprise application such as SAP or Salesforce want to use RapidMiner over the enterprise application's integrated AI platform or extension such as Einstein in the case of Salesforce?

3-5 reasons for the executive please.


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    kaymankayman Member Posts: 662 Unicorn
    I can only speak for our case but compared to SAP or Salesforce Rapidminer was : 

    - Cheaper
    - More flexible (semi-open and extensible)
    - Far better ETL option
    - More user friendly
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    rfuentealbarfuentealba Moderator, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Member, University Professor Posts: 568 Unicorn
    Hi @jakaras,

    RapidMiner is simpler and it comes full batteries included. SAS is quite complex and normally the tools provided are targeted, and requires SAS specialists, while RapidMiner requires you to just understand what you need to do without worrying much about programming (unless you want to do something more specific, and in that case RapidMiner has the tools to give you flexibility to integrate).

    As a Software Architect, I deal with integrations in my daily job, and integrating with RapidMiner AI Hub through JSON is way easier than having the burden of using a specific connector for SAS. I don't know if the new products still require it, but having standards relieves the pain.

    Finally, you only have three products: RapidMiner Studio, RapidMiner AI Hub and RapidMiner Radoop, which makes the purchase process easier, as these three products can cover almost all the requirements that SAS or other providers give (*)

    All the best,


    (*) A certain prospect asked if RapidMiner had row-level security enabled; Unlike SAS, RapidMiner doesn't provide a database, therefore that's not something RapidMiner can/will do, as you have to bring your own database. If your budget is tight, you can go with PostgreSQL as your go-to database and it's way more advanced than the one provided by SAS.
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