Microsoft R Server for HDInsight Now Generally Available

This post is by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management.

Since we released Microsoft R Server on HDInsight in preview in March 2016, customers have used it for predictive modeling, machine learning, and statistical analysis. With the general availability of R Server for HDInsight customers will be able to leverage the largest portable R-compatible parallel analytics and machine learning libraries in production environments with 99.9% SLA. The combination of R Server and HDInsight provides the following:

  • Terabyte-scale machine learning that is 1,000x larger than in open source R
  • Up to 50x faster performance using R Server for Apache Spark and optimized vector/math libraries
  • Enterprise-grade security and support backed by a Microsoft SLA
  • Run distributed parameter sweeps and simulations with existing R functions
  • Support for Spark 2.0
  • Support for Hive and Parquet data sources
  • Support for Spark dataframes
  • Easy setup for fast results

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During the past year, we learned a lot from customers using Microsoft R to bring intelligence to where their data lives and we will continue the momentum by releasing the next version of Microsoft R Server and R Client on all platforms in December.