Our Friday announcement about Revolution Analytics generated a lot of interest worldwide with positive coverage in many technology and business publications and on social channels including Hacker News and Twitter. Here’s a small sampling of quotes – and the logos are linked to the corresponding article.
“Though Microsoft already works with R, this represents a new bet on the language, reflecting the company’s wider interest in data science… The move deepens Microsoft’s investments in open source.”
"Revolution Analytics and the R project… are a big deal in the world predictive analytics and machine learning. That’s an emerging market that Microsoft wants to get in on early, while so many other vendors are still pushing yesterday’s technologies or focused on building out infrastructure to store all the data companies want so badly to analyze."
"Revolution Analytics counts financial companies such as American Century Investments and Northern Trust as customers… The R programming language is widely used by statisticians and scientists and has surged in popularity as people have turned to it to manipulate large pools of data."
Finally, you can also read this post by David Smith, Chief Community Officer at Revolution Analytics, who had this to say:
"This is an exciting new chapter for the Revolution Analytics team. We’re excited the work we’ve done with Revolution R will come to a wider audience through Microsoft."
ML Blog Team