About This Constellation ShortList™

Advanced analytics and machine learning (ML) help companies go beyond descriptive and diagnostic analytics to predict future outcomes, opportunities and risks. Predictive analysis helps identify best customers, optimize up-sell and cross-sell offers, understand financial risks, choose new products and anticipate equipment failures. Advanced analytics and ML were once the province of statisticians and data scientists, but these self-service options are democratizing predictive capabilities.

This category refers to products that make it possible for analysts and data-savvy business users, as well as data scientists, to perform advanced analytic analyses including ML. The category is important for any organization that wants to take advantage of potentially powerful, forward-looking predictive analyses. 

With this update, we’ve added “Machine Learning” to the title and threshold criteria, as organizations increasingly seek to harness high-scale data to drive accurate predictions that improve over time and adapt to changing conditions. Constellation added SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning, which came to the market in 2018 and includes the SAS Visual Analytics and Visual Statistics products previously included on this list. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio and Services were removed from the list, as they’re a better fit with Constellation’s newly published Cloud-Based Machine Learning and AI Platforms ShortList. 

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Built-in or integrated self-service data-prep capabilities
  • Intuitive graphical user interfaces
  • Breadth of analysis tools, algorithms and advanced analytics and ML libraries
  • Streamlined analysis workflows and automated modeling capabilities
  • Cloud deployment, integration options for elastic, high-scale computation
  • Collaborative capabilities                               

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates over a dozen solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

  • Alteryx
  • DataRobot
  • RapidMiner
  • SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learnin

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.


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