Microsoft has been a leader in the enterprise analytics space for years. In 2014, Microsoft had already created R language functionality within Azure Machine Learning. On April 6, 2015, Microsoft and closed on a deal to acquire Revolution Analytics, a company focusing on scalable processing solutions initiated by the well-known R language. Many data science projects and initial demos do not need high-volume solutions: however, having a high-volume answer for the R language allows for planning or working toward the largest data science solutions.
This presentation describes the add-value for the Revolution Analytics acquisition. The talk covers 1) an overview of current data science technologies from Microsoft; 2) a description of the R language; 3) a brief review of the add-value for R with Azure Machine Learning, and 4) a description of the performance architecture and demo of the language constructs developed by Revolution Analytics. Most of the presentation will be focused on sections two and four. It is anticipated that these technologies will be partially if not fully integrated into SQL Server 2016.