Monday, January 26, 2015

Revolution Analytics joins Microsoft (Revolutions blog)

This will be an interesting case study for "the new Microsoft," e.g., in terms of commitment to open source and ongoing support for non-Windows platforms; also see Microsoft is a 'strange bedfellow' for recently acquired open source company (Puget Sound Business Journal)
"We’re excited the work we’ve done with Revolution R will come to a wider audience through Microsoft. Our combined teams will be able to help more users use advanced analytics within Microsoft data platform solutions, both on-premises and in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. And just as importantly, the big-company resources of Microsoft will allow us to invest even more in the R Project and the Revolution R products. We will continue to sponsor local R user groups and R events, and expand our support for community initiatives. We’ll also have more resources behind our open-source R projects including RHadoop, DeployR and the Reproducible R Toolkit. And of course, we’ll be able to add further enhancements to Revolution R and bring R capabilities to the Microsoft suite of products."
Revolution Analytics joins Microsoft

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