Free Webinar: Introduction to Microsoft R Open

Here’s your opportunity to learn all about R, the lingua franca of data science, now ranked #6 in popularity among all programming languages. This webinar will cover the history of R, how it’s used and why it’s so popular in analytics applications. We'll introduce the R language and community, and give examples of R in… Read more

Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics, Both On-Premises and in the Cloud

By Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group Less than a year ago we decided to acquire Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. At the time, we committed to building R and Revolution’s technology into… Read more

Announcing the Availability of the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine

This blog post is by Gopi Kumar, Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Data Group. We are very happy to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine – a Windows Server 2012 -based custom virtual machine image on the Azure marketplace containing several popular tools that can be used by data… Read more

Exciting Announcements from the PASS Summit

Yesterday, at the PASS Summit, Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. made a few exciting announcements, including the following: Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3.0 of SQL Server 2016, which includes In-Memory OLTP and real-time Operational Analytics, built-in SQL Server R Services, first in-market Always Encrypted capability, new BI capabilities for… Read more

Revolution R Open – Latest Update Now Available for Free Download

We are pleased to announce that the latest update to Revolution R Open, RRO 3.2.0, is now available for download from MRAN. Among other things, this release includes the latest R engine (which has several improvements), multi-threaded math processing, binary downloads for Windows, Mac and Linux, and 100% compatibility with R 3.2.0, RStudio and all… Read more

Microsoft Closes Acquisition of Revolution Analytics

This blog post is authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Information Management & Machine Learning at Microsoft. Earlier this year we announced our intent to acquire Revolution Analytics and today I’m happy to say we have closed the acquisition agreement. It is my pleasure to welcome the Revolution team to Microsoft. Together we… Read more

Broad interest in our Revolution Analytics announcement

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… Read more