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Open Source R Language Shows Promise for Business Intelligence

Wednesday Sep 1st 2010 by Developer.com Staff

Commercial vendors are realizing the potential that the R language has for facilitating big advances in analytics and business intelligence.

The open source R programming language has the capability to affect big advances in analytics and business intelligence and the enterprise software industry has taken notice. Capable of analyzing "Big Data" -- those exploding data sets that have traditionally defied analysis -- and producing publication-quality plots with mathematical symbols and formulae, the formerly academic language is making inroads in the business world. Vendors such as SAS, Netezza, Revolution Analytics and IBM are bringing R into the commercial realm.

Earlier this month, Revolution Analytics -- the leading commercial sponsor of R -- introduced Big Data analysis to its Revolution R Enterprise software, taking R to what it claims are unprecedented levels of capacity and performance for analyzing very large data sets. To prove that claim, Revolution Analytics has published performance and scalability benchmarks for Revolution R Enterprise.


Read the full story at eCRM Guide:
Open Source R Language Could Revolutionize Business Intelligence

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