Microsoft continues to ramp up its analytics offerings with the introduction of SQL Server R Services. This allows R to be run in SQL Server, and in Microsoft’s own words:
The SQL Server 2016 release introduces SQL Server R Services, a new feature in SQL Server that supports enterprise-scale data science.
SQL Server R Services helps you embrace the highly popular open source R language in your business. R is the most popular programming language for advanced analytics, and offers an incredibly rich set of packages and a vibrant and fast-growing developer community. In CTP3, SQL Server R Services is comprised of the following components:
- Advanced Analytics Extensions: A framework for enabling R code to run in SQL Server, to support in-database analytics and much faster processing of R code.
- Revolution R Enterprise 7.5.0. A collection of R libraries to support greater performance and scalability for R, including libraries for developing parallel algorithms, plus an optional R development environment with integrated tracing, Intellisense, and more.
- Revolution R Open 3.2.2 for Revolution R Enterprise 7.5.0. A distribution of the open source R runtime and connectivity libraries that allow it to work with Revolution R Enterprise.