General availability: Microsoft R Server for Linux virtual machines

13 July 2016

Microsoft R Server, the most broadly deployable enterprise-class analytics platform for R available today, is generally available. With a variety of big-data capabilities, including statistics, predictive modeling, and machine learning, R Server supports the full range of analytics based on open-source R: exploration, analysis, visualization, and modeling.

By using and extending open-source R, R Server is fully compatible with R scripts, functions, and CRAN packages and can analyze data at enterprise scale. We also addressed in-memory limitations of open-source R by adding parallel and chunked data processing in R Server, so users can run analytics on data much bigger than what fits in main memory.

R Server delivers enterprise-class performance and scalability for your R-based applications with libraries that you can use to write once and deploy across multiple platforms with minimal effort, whether on-premises or in the cloud. For Microsoft R Server in the Windows platforms, please use SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Virtual Machine and enable R Services.

For more information, please visit the R Server page. For more information about pricing, please visit the Virtual Machines pricing page.

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