IBM Netezza, Revolution Launch Analytics Appliance
Revolution Analytics, the provider of R software, services and support, and IBM Netezza announced a partnership to integrate Revolution R Enterprise and the IBM Netezza TwinFin Data Warehouse Appliance.
At the Predictive Analytics World conference in San Francisco on March 14, Revolution Analytics and IBM said their partnership enables customers seeking to run predictive analytics from within a data warehouse platform will be able to leverage the power of the open source R statistics language. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will work together to create a version of Revolution’s software that takes advantage of IBM Netezza’s i-Class technology so that Revolution R Enterprise can run in-database in an optimal fashion.
Used by more than two million analysts in academia and at companies such as Google, Bank of America and Acxiom, R has emerged as the standard of innovation in statistical analysis. Revolution R Enterprise brings high performance, productivity and enterprise readiness to R for industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing and media.
R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language has become a de facto standard among statisticians for developing statistical software, and is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is an implementation of the S programming language combined with lexical scoping semantics inspired by Scheme.
For more, read the eWEEK article: Revolution, IBM Netezza Partner on Analytics Appliance.