The R language specializes in handling data, Statistics and Machine learning and has enjoyed a great reputation among statisticians. What makes R special is – it’s ability to handle data easily and to connect to databases with little trouble at all. This lets anyone with a basic understanding of programming begin statistical programming quite easily. Microsoft has spotted this as an opportunity and has introduced SQL Server R Services.

SQL Server R Services is designed to help you complete data science tasks. You can continue to work with your favorite R or SQL tools, but scale analysis to billions of records without additional hardware, boost performance, and avoid unnecessary data movements. Now you can put your R code into production without having to re-write it in another language. It also makes it easy to use R for statistical computations that might be difficult to implement using SQL.

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