Cloud Security

RapidMiner's Next-Gen Cloud Platform Accelerates Enterprise AI

RapidMiner | June 09, 2022

RapidMiner has announced the launch of their new platform, which marks their next generation of AI-powered products aimed at speeding up the pace of change in modern businesses. In a single, unified cloud environment, the platform allows expanded AI teams with various responsibilities and talents across the whole AI lifecycle. The next-generation cloud product builds on RapidMiner's decades of experience with the goal of delivering faster business benefits through no-code AI applications that are simple to design and consume.

RapidMiner is one of the most widely used data science tools in the world, with over one million users across all industries and levels of data science maturity. The new platform combines all of RapidMiner's existing capabilities in a multi-tenant, SaaS, cloud-portable platform with an upgraded, modern user experience to make AI problem-solving even more accessible.

"Our new platform will help build trust in models and predictions, and it scales in any enterprise environment with the elastic nature of the cloud. There are data scientists of all shapes and forms— Python coders, citizen data scientists, data engineers, IT people, business stakeholders, and more. I firmly believe that our new platform enables these different groups better than any other product on the market. It allows people with unique backgrounds and expertise to collaboratively build solutions by contributing to the areas they know best," said RapidMiner founder and CTO, Ingo Mierswa.

RapidMiner's rapid expansion and innovation are fueled by a global network of strategic partners like KSK Analytics. RapidMiner partners are thought leaders in technology that help their customers accelerate their digital transformation and reimagine enterprise AI so that anybody can positively affect the future. Learn more about RapidMiner's network of partners.

"As a partner, I see the potential of the new RapidMiner solution to extensively reduce friction in enterprise deployments and help organizations get to work faster, We are working with several clients to migrate to the next generation platform because it will scale more easily and help organizations seamlessly adapt to changes in their architecture, policies, and personnel. As a partner, it also should allow us to be incredibly agile in a fast-paced market that relies on innovation."

Yoshiteru Morimoto, CEO, KSK Analytics

RapidMiner is hosting a webinar series to show how the new RapidMiner platform lets anyone, whether they're a domain expert, a data scientist, or an enterprise executive, to produce results with AI.


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Setting up new cloud instances can be very time-consuming, especially if you are dealing with a lot of configurations and software. With cloud-init, you’ll never have to worry about this ever again.

Cloud-init is a software developed for cloud server instances that will set up the server automatically using the provided metadata. This metadata describes how your server should look like, e.g. which packages should be installed and commands that’ll be executed on init.

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