Revolution Newsletter: October 2011

October 17, 2011

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

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

Applications of R Contest: Deadline October 31. Revolution Analytics is offering $20,000 in prizes for short "use cases" of R or Revolution R (like this one, for example), to help convince data analysts in businesses to switch. Enter now to be eligible to win. Details: Applications of R in Business Contest.

Learn how ANZ uses R (with SAS and Excel) for Banking: Hong Ooi from Australia and New Zealand bank described how he depends on R for the bulk of his analysis, for mortgage loss modeling, stress-testing loan portfolios, and more. Download the slides and replay now

Why use Revolution R Enterprise? Because it's 100% R and more. Learn about the additional features in Revolution Analytics' enhanced distribution of R in a 30-minute webinar on Wednesday, October 19. Register for "Revolution R Enterprise: 100% R and More" here.

Big Data and Revolution R: Revolution Analytics Chief Scientist Lee Edlefsen explains how the RevoScaleR package scales R to terabyte-class data sets, without the need for specialized hardware. Register for "Scalable Data Analysis in R", a free webinar on October 26.

Revolution Analytics partners with Cloudera to support R and Hadoop. As reported at ReadWriteWeb and inThe Register, RevoConnectR for Apache Hadoop (new R packages from Revolution Analytics introduced in this recorded webinar) will be supported with Cloudera's Distribution for Apache Hadoop in Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 for Linux later this year. Learn more and download the white paper here.

Using Revolution R Enterprise and IBM Netezza to analyze intra-day financial data. Two Yale researchers used in-database analysis of 25 billion equity trades to determine whether new SEC rules are sufficient to prevent another stock market "Flash Crash". Learn about the performance benchmarks for processing such large volumes of data and hear their conclusions in this recorded webinar.

Beta test program for Revolution R Enterprise 5.0. Scheduled for release later in 2012, Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 will feature enhanced big-data processing tools, the ability to do parallel computing and big-data statistics on multi-node clusters with Microsoft HPC Server, and an updated Web Services framework with multi-user support for projects sharing and server-based batch execution of R jobs. We invite you to beta test these features before release by emailing [email protected].

Revolution Analytics named "Vendor to Watch" in 2011 Victory Index: The inaugural Victory Index report from Hurwitz & Associates on Predictive Analytics evaluates Revolution Analytics and 12 other companies. Learn more.

Revolution Analytics at Predictive Analytics World: Come visit the Revolution Analytics team in the exhibition hall at PAW 2011 in New York City, October 19-20.

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