Revolution Newsletter: August 2013

August 19, 2013
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is now available. In case you missed it, the news section is below, and you can read the full August edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email.

What is R? Has anyone ever asked you, “What is R?” Well, we made a video to help you explain. We encourage you to download, edit, remix, and share as you like. In fact, if you do remix and change it up, we would love to see your version! Email us your links so we can share your videos.

The August Webinar: High Performance Predictive Analytics in R and Hadoop, August 27th, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT.
In this webinar, you will learn the approach we have taken to porting our suite of high performance analytics algorithms to run natively and efficiently in Hadoop. Our algorithms are written in C++ and R, and are based on a platform that automatically and efficiently parallelizes a broad class of algorithms called Parallel External Memory Algorithms (PEMA’s). This platform abstracts both the inter-process communication layer and the data source layer, so that the algorithms can work in almost any environment in which messages can be passed among processes and with almost any data source.

Revolution Analytics in the News

Symphony Analytics - New Revolution Analytics Partner Announcement
Together with Symphony Analytics, our joint customers can leverage the power of Revolution R Enterprise for advanced predictive analytics, while benefiting from Symphony Analytics’ extensive experience helping companies in key vertical markets implement solutions that help them quickly achieve business value and a greater return on their big data investments.

CMA Magazine
It's a bit of a brave, new world. Many of these data sources are new, and people aren't sure yet how to react.

 Computer Business Review
We are already seeing huge interest in Revolution Analytics in Europe with over 100 customers engaged with us at various stages of the buying cycle over the last few months.

 Digital News Asia
The first regional data centre focused on big data is in Singapore, opened recently by Dell, Intel and Revolution Analytics.

 Statistics Views
Utilizing the Revolution R Enterprise predictive analytics platform within [X+1]’s Origin Enterprise Data Management Platform has helped [X+1] achieve unprecedented marketing optimization results. These results are due to the power of the predictive analytic models that are derived from Revolution Analytics’ RevoScaleR package for Big Data Analytics.

Information Management
In an intriguing Revolution Analytics’ webinar this week, European Services Director Andrie de Vries put a different spin on marketing attribution, conceptualizing an approach that uses survival analysis statistical methods borrowed from biostatistics and engineering.

Butler Analytics
Real analysts use R! Butler Analytics awards Revolution R Enterprise 4.5 stars out of 5 amongst 10 predictive analytics platforms.

German analyst, Experton Group
In their Big Data Vendor Benchmark 2013, Experton labels Revolution Analytics as a "Product Challenger" in the space. Revolution Analytics is gaining traction and poised to make our next move in the EU.

AcademyR - Training and Education

Are you ready for the Revolution Analytics US Training Tour? We are coming to a city near you starting September 2013! Have a look at our calendar and book your seats, today!

New Courses have been added to our ONLINE COURSE CALENDAR!
Advanced analytics for the insurance industry, marketing applications and Hadoop! Check out our dates and times and register soon to take advantage of our early bird discount.

Upcoming Events
Revolution Analytics is proud to sponsor and attend the following events.

JSM in Montreal was a great show and a lot of fun. As part of our sponsorship of the event’s wifi, we hosted a brief survey and we will share the results with you, soon.

DataWeek 2013:
September 28 - October 3rd, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
DataWeek 2013 Conference + Festival is the second-annual 6-day, data-centric event in downtown San Francisco. Each day of DataWeek has a different business and technology focus ranging from the Saturday / Sunday hackathon activities, the Monday / Tuesday technical workshops, and the Wednesday / Thursday conference & expo. Revolution Analytics will be hosting 2 "R Workshops," a 40 minute session, a 40 minute panel and a R Meet-up.

Featured Archive Video: Using R with Hadoop

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