Here are some survey results from Rexer Analytics–
The Graphics seem self explanatory: terrific Data Visualization
1) The field of Data Mining seems ripe for either more offshoring to cut down costs or
there will be price pressures to cut costs on software ( read More R and SaaS) and Hardware ( more cloud /time sharing ?)
2) Satisfaction with both R and SAS seems similar but R seems to score higher than other flavors.
3) An added dimension of utility ( or say
(satisfaction in terms of analyst comfort + functionality in terms of business benefit) divided by (License + Training + Installation + Transition costs)
would have even extra analysis.
But these are not final results- for that you need to see Dr Karl at Rexer Analytics