Microsoft Expands Its Cloud Big Data Analytics Lineup

A new preview of R Server for HDInsight, upgraded Spark for HDInsight and the general availability of Azure Data Catalog headline Microsoft’s announcements at Strata + Hadoop World.

During last year’s Strata + Hadoop World conference, Microsoft embraced Linux in its push to lure enterprises onto its growing portfolio of cloud-based big data offerings. This year, Microsoft is banking on extensive support for R, the statistical computing language that’s popular among data scientists and developers for big data application integration and self-service data discovery.

Author: Pedro Hernandez

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