Menu
1010data gets the religion on R

1010data gets the religion on R

Big data platform provider 1010data now offers the R programming language for customer-analysis needs

The R programming language continues to permeate the big data environment. Data analysis platform provider 1010data has added R to its arsenal, allowing its many enterprise customers to interrogate their data with the statistics-oriented programming language.

"We know that a lot of data scientists and modelers have grown up using R, and that is the environment they are comfortable with," said Jed Alpert, 1010data vice president of marketing. "They build data models in R and then have the power of our platform to run the analytics on all of the data."

Founded in 2010, 1010data provides organizations with a set of services for analyzing large data sets, eliminating the need to set up systems to do the work in house.

With the new option of using the R language, organizations won't need to train their data scientists in the 1010data's own query language. Like other 1010data services, R can be accessed through a browser.

The new service will also benefit long-time users of R who wish to use the language to investigate larger data sets, something that has been fairly difficult until recently. The stock implementation of R is a single-threaded application, which means it can't be used effectively on data sets distributed across multiple servers. For the service, 1010data developed their own software to run R against large, distributed data sets.

With millions of users worldwide, R is one of the most widely used programming languages specifically designed for statistical computing and predictive analytics, alongside SAS, MatLab, Mathematica and a number of Python libraries. Its popularity has grown as more organizations take on big data analysis to learn more about their customers and improve operations.

"R is really good at allowing users to modify different statistical analysis methods to meet their needs," said Chris Simon, 1010data senior analyst.

A number of other companies have also recently extended R for big data use. Hewlett-Packard created Distributed R, an open source package to run the language across computer clusters. Microsoft, which recently purchased R distributor Revolution Analytics, offers the R language as an interface for its machine learning cloud service.

More than 700 organizations use 1010data, including many large companies in the fields of retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, and financial services. The New York-based 1010data maintains more than 19 trillion rows of data on behalf of these clients.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags softwareapplicationsdata mining1010data

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments