Revolution Analytics partners with Cloudera

September 26, 2011
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Revolution Analytics today announced that it has partnered with Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, to make big-data analytics with Hadoop and R available to Revolution R Enterprise users.

As we announced earlier this month, we have created three open-source R packages which make it possible for R users to write map-reduce programs in the R language, and bring computations in R to data stored in Hadoop. These three packages, known collectively as "RevoConnectR for Apache Hadoop" are now Cloudera Certified Technology, and have undergone a thorough verification process to ensure that they comply with Cloudera's list of development and performance guidelines. They will be fully supported in Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 Server for Linux (scheduled for later this year) for use with Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH).

For R users, this combination brings the power and flexibility of the R language to the big-data capabilities of Apache Hadoop:

“The combination of R and Apache Hadoop creates a more powerful analytics solution than what’s previously been on the market for big data. R users can now leverage advanced analytics and data stored in Apache Hadoop to tap into more multifaceted dimensions of their data,” said Norman Nie, CEO of Revolution Analytics. “R and Hadoop are inherently complementary, but the technology combination has unique technical challenges to overcome to work seamlessly and effectively. Revolution Analytics is pleased to partner with Cloudera to deliver an intuitive solution that bridges these gaps and minimizes complexity to help users realize the potential of R and Apache Hadoop”.

And for users of Cloudera's CDH, it brings the predictive analytics capabilities of R to bring value to the masses of data stored in the Hadoop environment:

“Running advanced analytics on unstructured data has historically been challenging and cost prohibitive. It is not a coincidence that some of the fastest growing businesses in the last decade are the same organizations that invested in infrastructure to model and derive insight from the new classes of data being generated,” said Ed Albanese, Head of Business Development at Cloudera. “This solution, which combines the Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop with Revolution Analytics Enterprise R, is about democratizing access to technologies uniquely capable of performing analysis on these new classes of data. Cloudera is pleased to partner with Revolution Analytics to deliver an accessible, integrated analytics solution for unstructured data”.

There's more information about the partnership in these news articles from ReadWriteWeb and SiliconAngle, and also in this this presentation from the Cloudera Solution Spotlight page:

Revolution Analytics Press Releases: Revolution Analytics Partners With Cloudera To Deliver Comprehensive New Big Analytics Solution  

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