Executive Insights

Altair Positioned as Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Proving Itself a Leader Once Again

By Sam Mahalingam | Chief Technology Officer | June 24, 2024

In case you missed the big news, Altair was recently positioned by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms for our Altair® RapidMiner® data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) platform. For those who may not be familiar, Gartner Magic Quadrant reports are a culmination of rigorous, fact-based research, providing a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the technology vendors in markets where growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct.

Gartner Magic Quadrants are valuable because they provide a visual snapshot of a market's direction, maturity, and technology vendors while offering in-depth analyses and actionable advice. 

Altair's dedication to data analytics innovation has been relentless over the past several years. Being positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant validates this hard work and confirms Altair's position as one of the world’s premier players in the data analytics field. This achievement is fueled by our commitment to providing one of the industry's most distinctive, most powerful, and most accessible data analytics platform.


A Data Analytics Offering Like No Other

Since Altair’s acquisitions of Datawatch, World Programming, RapidMiner, and most recently, Cambridge Semantics, we have shaken up the data analytics market with new technology that has redefined our software portfolio and given our customers unique tools to spur game-changing innovation. Regardless of where an organization is on its data journey, Altair RapidMiner helps it overcome the most challenging obstacles that emerge. And the platform allows organizations to make data their superpower without needing to radically change their people, processes, computing environment, or existing data landscape. With Altair RapidMiner, teams can achieve their most ambitious data goals without changing who they are or what they have.

Moreover, Altair RapidMiner empowers organizations with the market’s latest cutting-edge technologies, most notably generative AI (genAI) capabilities and the most advanced automated toolset available, including decision trees, auto-clustering, auto-machine learning, auto-feature engineering, and auto-forecasting. It helps non-programmers create large language models (LLMs) and refine models for new or proprietary use cases – without needing to write code – while simplifying and accelerating workflow design. 

In all, the Gartner Magic Quadrant report only further validates what we and our customers already knew: Altair enables data analytics users of many different skill sets, from data scientists and engineers to business analysts and executives, to foster digital data-driven transformation in a seamless, unified environment. As our CEO Jim Scapa stated, no other company offers this level of breadth and depth in data analytics.


A Legacy of Leading Computational Intelligence

But data analytics is only one aspect of Altair’s extensive computational intelligence legacy. Our unmatched expertise in simulation, AI, and high-performance computing (HPC) – coupled with our best-in-class Altair Units licensing system – comprises a technology portfolio without equal. 

For years, Altair has been pioneering a unique vision of computational intelligence driven by the seamless convergence of simulation, data analytics/AI, and HPC. Our signature Data Science + Rocket Science™ approach weaves together proven technologies that help our customers bring their most ambitious visions to life. Our technology is at work every day around the world helping organizations create better, safer, and more sustainable products to market faster than ever. 

And we have never been content to rest on our accomplishments. We are an organization of determined innovators committed to reinventing ourselves and our technology at every possible juncture. Throughout my nearly 20 years at Altair, I have seen our strategies change – but our vision of creating a better future and putting customers first has remained our guiding star. 


Leading Now, Leading Tomorrow

Our being named a Magic Quadrant Leader is an extraordinary honor for Altair and confirmation of the outstanding, ceaseless work countless Altairians around the world have put in. This success would not have been possible without a collaborative effort throughout the entire organization. I give special thanks to the development and product teams who seamlessly integrated our existing technologies into the Altair RapidMiner platform. 

I am incredibly proud that Altair can add this accolade to our already extensive list of wins. And I am even more proud of what I know we will accomplish and enable in the future. Our whole business is amplifying human intelligence and enabling engineering brilliance to create a better world. Once again, we have demonstrated our ability to do that and more. I look forward to continuing to deliver on our time-tested vision.

Click here to read the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. To learn more about Altair RapidMiner, visit