CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RapidMiner™, the industry's #1 open source predictive analytics platform, today announced Tom Wentworth as Chief Marketing Officer. Wentworth is responsible for global go-to-market strategy, demand generation, product marketing and corporate communications. Wentworth joins RapidMiner from Acquia, where he was Chief Marketing Officer leading the company through a period of rapid growth.
"The explosion of data is creating an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to re-imagine how they do business," said Wentworth. "RapidMiner empowers organizations to deeply integrate predictive analytics in any business process, closing the loop between insight and action. The company is strongly positioned to lead the exploding predictive analytics market."
RapidMiner continues to experience significant market momentum:
- In 2015, for the second consecutive year, Gartner positioned RapidMiner in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms.1
- Forrester Research positioned the company as a Strong Performer in "The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015"2 report.
- The RapidMiner Get-More-Open-Core business model, offers two forever free editions and one commercial edition of RapidMiner™ Studio 6.5, the company's leading predictive analytics software.
- The general availability of RapidMiner Radoop v2.6, makes it easy to incorporate SparkR and PySpark scripts within a single, unified analytics workflow
"Today, the RapidMiner Predictive Analytics Platform has a community of more than 250,000 users worldwide, and our open source business model continues to drive platform improvement and corporate growth," said Peter Lee, CEO at RapidMiner. "We needed a strong marketing leader as we expand our market penetration and scale the business. Tom brings a wealth of marketing and open source experience to RapidMiner, and is a tremendous addition to our strong leadership team."
RapidMiner, the industry's #1 open source predictive analytics platform, is disrupting the industry by empowering enterprises to include predictive analytics in any business process—closing the loop between insight and action. RapidMiner's effortless solution makes predictive analytics lightning-fast for today's modern analysts, radically reducing the time to unearth opportunities and risks. RapidMiner delivers game-changing expertise from the largest worldwide predictive analytics community. For more information, visit www.rapidminer.com.
Payal Patel Cudia, RapidMiner
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 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms," by Gareth Herschel, Alexander Linden, and Lisa Kart, February 19, 2015.
 Forrester "The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015," by Mike Gualtieri and Rowan Curran with Holger Kisker, Ph.D. and Sophia Christakis.