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Alteryx, Inc. was founded in 2010 as the successor to SRC LLC, which dated back to its formation in 1997 as a product-focused consultancy specializing in geospatial analytics. The goal of the new company was to extend its software focus beyond location intelligence by providing additional data preparation and advanced analytics capabilities and therefore serve a broader set of analytical scenarios.
Dataiku was founded 2013 in Paris, France and focuses on the development of advanced analytics software. The company has since raised venture capital and moved its headquarters to New York. Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS) is an advanced analytics platform offering visual data preparation and an integration with Jupyter Notebooks for code-based development.
IBM is a global technology company that was founded in 1911. The vendor offers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced analytic solutions.
Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, was founded in 1975 and has become a household name primarily due to its Windows operating system and Office suite. The vendor has a broad enterprise offering too, ranging from cloud to database to its ERP offering.
Qlik, originally founded in 1993 in Lund, Sweden, moved its headquarters to the United States in 2005 after raising funds from several venture capital firms. QlikView, the company’s virtually unknown product at the time, was very aggressively marketed after the VC investment. This created enormous attention and traction, and in 2010 Qlik went public on NASDAQ. In 2016, Qlik was acquired by the private equity company Thoma Bravo and delisted from the stock exchange.
RapidMiner is a predictive analytics and machine learning platform originally developed at the faculty for artificial intelligence at the Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany. Since 2007, RapidMiner Inc. has taken charge of further development of the software. The vendor provides the source code of the tool under the AGPL open source license and has made a limited version of the tool available as an open source version in the past.
SAS, founded in 1976 and still privately held, is a well known brand in the business intelligence and advanced analytics market. The vendor has specialized in business intelligence, statistics, industry-specific analytic applications, data mining, data management and business intelligence for decades.
Tableau Software emerged from scientific research at Stanford University and was founded in 2003. The vendor follows a strategy of delivering software that requires little training and allows business users to interpret their own data mostly by means of interactive visualization. In 2018 Tableau introduced the concept of an analytics platform to underline its capabilities, which are packaged into the Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online and Tableau Prep products. These are sold as bundles in new subscription offerings: Creator, Explorer and Viewer, which are all available on-premises, in the public cloud or via SaaS.