Microsoft R Server Supports Apache Spark for Faster Big Data Analytics

Hello Channel9 Viewers:

Microsoft is hard at work bringing the fastest, most complete R Analytics environment to the millions of R users.

For enterprises with very large data assets, Apache Spark holds great promise over today's Hadoop MapReduce, and is enjoying a wave of adoption.

This month, Microsoft R Server will be updated to v8.0.5 providing support for Apache Spark as a back end, and HDInsight Premium is now in preview on Azure, offering the same technologies.

The attached video is a summary of the reasoning behind the change, the advantages of Spark for R analytics, and some startlingly good performance comparisons.


Bill Jacobs

Advanced Analytics Product Marketing