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Monday, September 28 • 16:00 - 16:50
R as a Language For Big Data Analytics - Andrie de Vries, Microsoft

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R is the language of data science, used by more than 2 million statisticians, data scientists and quantitative analysts around the world.

Many projects and companies have implemented libraries and solutions to make R available to the data scientist working with big data in Hadoop. Foremost among these is Revolution Analytics / Microsoft that sponsored the popular RHadoop project.

In this talk, I'll present
- A high level overview of R: its history, capabilities and community
- An introduction to predictive analytics, and some applications from industry, especially some examples from inside Microsoft
- Connections between R and big-data platforms including Hadoop and Spark
- The Revolution R Open and Revolution R Enterprise distributions, and the unique capabilities they bring to R.
- Using R in the Azure cloud and (coming soon) within the SQL Server 2016 database.


Andrie de Vries

Senior Programme Manager, Microsoft
Andrie is a senior programme manager at Microsoft, responsible for community projects and evangelization of Microsoft's contribution in Europe to the open source R language. He is co-author of the very popular title "R for Dummies" and a top contributor to the Q&A website, StackOverflow. | | Andrie is an experienced speaker at technology conferences and community events. For example he ran a RHadoop tutorial at UseR!2105 and gave a... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2015 16:00 - 16:50