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A ‘Revolution’ for Open Source R Support

May 5, 2014 |

Revolution Analytics today debuted AdviseR, a new services offering for data scientists who need a little help coding in R. For $795 per person per year, R coders can get access to Revolution’s R experts and knowledgebase, providing a guiding hand for everything from installing R to optimizing R programs. Read more…

Startup Says ‘What If’ to Genetic Data Analytics

Apr 22, 2014 |The surge in popularity of genetic testing is creating a tidal wave of data that people are eager to use to improve their health. But as we saw with 23andMe, there is a concern that raw genetic information can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Today BaseHealth emerged from stealth mode with an innovative approach to this problem that blends data from genetic testing, scientific research, and a patient's own medical history, all under the supervision of a doctor. Read more…

Avoiding Big IT Outlays with Cloud-Based Analytics

Mar 5, 2014 |If your organization has adopted a big data strategy, chances are good that it's also making big capital outlays to support that strategy. One firm that's hoping to short-circuit the hardware and software investment cycle is GoodData. Today the San Francisco company announced the addition of Hadoop to its cloud-based big data analytics stack, giving it the capability to ingest and store a whole new level of data. Read more…

Alpine Debuts ‘Chorus’ Line for Big Data

Feb 11, 2014 |Greenplum spin-off Alpine Data Labs is best known as a developer of proprietary algorithms that do the hard work of crunching vast data sets in Hadoop and other big data platforms. With today's launch of a new product called Chorus, Alpine is borrowing ideas from the social media world for the purpose of bringing together all the big data stakeholders in an organization. Read more…

Revolution Ships RRE7 to Marry R with Hadoop

Oct 28, 2013 |Organizations that are looking to apply statistical analysis to data stored in their Hadoop clusters got a shot in the arm today when Revolution Analytics formally announced the availability of Revolution R Enterprise version 7 (RRE7), the newest version of its parallelized library of R statistical functions. Read more…

Alteryx and Revolution Partner to Foster R Adoption

Oct 15, 2013 |Big data analytics vendors Alteryx and Revolution Analytics today announced a multi-year, multi-pronged partnership that will give Alteryx customers the capability to access Revolution's R-based statistical functions--including in-database functions running in Teradata--directly from the Alteryx user interface. Read more…

Teradata Gets In Deep with R

Sep 18, 2013 |Because the demand for data scientists has far outstripped supply, software vendors have stepped up to fill the gap. Teradata did its part when it announced today that it has parallelized the full body of R statistical functions from partner Revolution Analytics and made them available in the new 14.10 release of its eponymous database. Read more…

Putting the “R” Into Hadoop

Sep 9, 2013 |With the amount of data being fed into Hadoop these days, it’s natural for customers to want to do some statistical analysis upon it. Revolution Analytics, which distributes a commercial version of the R statistical environment, says it has lowered the bar of entry for R programmers to work with Hadoop by parallelizing many of the R algorithms. Read more…

HP Diving Deeper into R Parallelization

Feb 20, 2013 |Despite R’s popularity as a statistical tool, its single-threaded nature might be a short-coming in scaling its use as a tool for big data applications. Not if they can help it, says HP. Read more…

Lavastorm Enlivens Platform with R

Oct 17, 2012 |Lavastorm was one of a handful of established analytics companies that has looked to the trusty, mature (if not somewhat complex) R statistical approach to add a dash of modeling and mining capability to its platform. We talk with the company's CTO about the... Read more…
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