KNIME Analytics Platform 3.3.2 has been released, providing some minor bug-fixes. Check out the changelog. You can try it out for yourself by updating your existing KNIME installation using the "Update KNIME..." action in the "File" menu or downloading it from here.
KNIME Server 4.4.1 has been released alongside KNIME Analytics Platform 3.3.2. The release includes a number of minor bug-fixes. The compatibility matrix, and links to the updates are available here.
Guided analytics, the Internet of Things, speech analysis and model process automation were just some of the interesting topics discussed at this year’s KNIME Spring Summit in Berlin. It was also our 10th meeting of this kind, drawing the biggest audience of KNIME enthusiasts yet from around the world.
From the speakers who shared their many original ideas, the KNIME partners who demonstrated new ways of integrating KNIME to the many enthusiastic KNIME users who came and found out more about our Analytics Platform - a big, warm, heartfelt “Thank you!” from us to everyone who made this Summit one of the best we have had yet.
We had a few new “firsts” in our summit format. We parallel-tracked sessions for the first time – one track for Life Sciences and one on Connectivity & Customer Intelligence. We also ran an interactive panel session with KNIME users. According to the feedback we got, these seemed to have worked well and we’re planning a repeat next year.
The Summit agenda along with many of the presentations are posted on our website. Share all of that freely and generously. Whether you made the Summit or missed it, our next opportunity to share will be at the KNIME Fall Summit November 1-3 in Austin Texas. Mark your calendars!
We have been quiet for a while. Maybe you noticed that we kind of disappeared off the meetup map in the last few months of 2016?
Indeed, due to some resource over-booking, we didn’t manage to take KNIME on the road as much as we would have liked in the past few months.
But we are back now! We also bring with us a complete new series of presentations, targeting use cases in different sectors, innovative architectures, and new courses.
We start with a meetup Stuttgart (Germany) on April 3 on the Industrial Internet of Things and one in San Francisco (CA, USA) on April 5 on a new architecture, including big data and data lakes besides KNIME Analytics Platform.
In parallel we are commencing with a series of courses for 2017 that begins in Stuttgart (Germany) on April 3 about KNIME usage in IoT.
After that, you will find us in Istanbul (Turkey) on April 5 and in Melbourne (Australia) on April 13 for meetup events, in San Francisco (CA, USA) again on April 25-26-27 and in Zurich (Switzerland) on May 8-9-10 for 3 days of KNIME courses, in Bracknell (UK) for a Cheminformatics workshop. And after that, in Seattle (WA, USA) on May 8, in Budapest (Hungary) at some point in May, in Barcelona (Spain) and so on.
Just keep a look-out for us! We might come close to your workplace and you will not want to miss it!
This is where you can find us in the next weeks.
|Stuttgart (Germany)||April 3-4-5||Courses||KNIME Analytics Platform & IoT||IoT, basic and advanced KNIME|
|Stuttgart (Germany)||April 3||Meetup||Industry 4.0||Industry 4.0, IoT, Data Spaces with KNIME|
|San Francisco (CA, USA)||April 5||Meetup||Power up KNIME with the Cloud||Big Data, Data Lakes, Azure, deep learning, and KNIME|
|Istanbul (Turkey)||April 5||Meetup||Finansta deep learning uygulamalari||Deep learning|
|Melbourne (Australia)||April 13||Meetup||Custom Nodes for Bioinformatics||Node development & Bioinformatics|
|San Francisco (CA, USA)||April 25-26-27||Courses||KNIME, Big Data, & Server||KNIME Analytics Platform, Server, & Big Data|
|Bracknell (UK)||April 25||Workshop||KNIME Cheminformatics Workshop||Cheminformatics & KNIME|
|Stuttgart (Germany)||April 26||Meetup||Data Analytics Best Practices||Data Analytics|
|Zurich (Switzerland)||May 8-9-10||Courses||KNIME & Server||KNIME Analytics Platform & Server|
|Seattle (WA, USA)||May 8||Meetup||KNIME Image Processing||KNIME and ImageJ2|
Berlin, March 15, 2017 – Today at the KNIME Summit, KNIME.com AG announced that equity investor INVUS has invested €20 million in the company to support its ongoing work in transforming the data science industry.
“We’re excited to have an investor that truly understands open source and recognizes the potential for expanding across the enterprise,” says CEO Michael Berthold of KNIME.com AG. “Even though KNIME was already profitable and is growing strongly, we see a huge window of opportunity for our open source strategy combined with our vision of bringing Guided Analytics to the large group of users who have not been able to benefit from using advanced analytics to date.”
KNIME, with a growing group of software companies, believes that opening up previously closed or exclusive platforms, processes, tools, organizational boundaries and idea sourcing can speed up innovation while reducing risk. That understanding provides the basis for KNIME’s software development as well as its approach to working with the community in the analytics space.
Today, KNIME users can be found in large-scale enterprises in over 50 countries and across a wide range of industries including life sciences, financial services, publishers, retailers and e-tailers, manufacturing, consulting firms, government and research.
“We see KNIME as a company with a real competitive advantage and a vision for expanding on it,” say Mario Kaloustian and Wassim Sacre, Managing Directors at INVUS and Board Members of KNIME.com AG. “That, combined with passionate founders who care about growing the business long-term, an enthusiastic user community and an excellent platform, adds up to a clear opportunity.”
With independent analysts overwhelmingly acknowledging KNIME as a leader, recent interest from venture capital firms has been high. But it was important to KNIME to work with a partner that would not change the focus, the management team or – most importantly – the open source philosophy that has contributed so much to the company’s success.
“Invus is a perfect match for KNIME: they have a reputation for long-term involvement and have pledged to empower the KNIME management team. They also understand and support our open source model for bringing advanced analytics to many users,” says Berthold. “This will in no way change our dedication to open source or our relationships with our customers while enhancing our ability to help organizations tap into the benefits of advanced analytics.”
Since 1985, Invus has been an equity investor in companies who seek to transform their industries. Invus partners with owner-managers of private and public companies to help them achieve extraordinary business performance. Over its 30 year history, Invus has achieved both cash on cash multiples and annual internal rates of return that are at the very top of the private equity industry. Today Invus manages assets over $5 billion through an evergreen fund structure and has offices in New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong. Invus has invested in companies across a wide range of industries including consumer products and services, specialty retail, software, biotech, medical devices. Read more about Invus here.
Zurich, February 16, 2017 – In recognition of its ability to execute and completeness of vision, KNIME, the open platform for data-driven innovation, has again been placed among the Leaders in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms.
Gartner, Inc. describes Leaders as having “a strong presence and significant mind share in the market. Resources skilled in their tools are readily available. Leaders demonstrate strength in depth and breadth across a full model development and implementation process. While maintaining a broad and long-established customer base, Leaders are also nimble in responding to rapidly changing market conditions, driven by the overwhelming interest in data science across all industries and domains. Leaders are in the strongest position to influence the market's growth and direction. They address all industries, geographies, data domains and use cases. This gives them the advantage of a clear understanding and strategy for the data science market, with which they can become disrupters themselves and develop thought-leading and differentiating ideas. Leaders are suitable vendors for most organizations to evaluate.”
“This is the fourth year in a row that KNIME has placed in the leadership quadrant,” says Michael Berthold, CEO of KNIME.com AG. “That is never a given. I firmly believe it is because of the strong KNIME Community that not only provided us great references but continues to help us extend the platform and support each other.”
KNIME owes the recent accolades to users from thousands of organizations enjoying its open source platform and commercial enterprise extensions. “KNIME continues to disrupt the market by extending and enhancing its solid open source (and free) platform. As a matter of fact, it is the only true open source platform reviewed in the report. The leadership recognition is well deserved” says Phil Winters, independent consultant and member of the KNIME Board.
“We’re investing heavily in our development to provide KNIME users with what they need to not only get up to speed fast but to share and make what they do of relevance for other users within their organization. “ continues Berthold. “We are profoundly committed to open source – it’s a strong, honest and transparent business model that works for everyone.”