Revolution Newsletter: September 2011

September 9, 2011
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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 out. The news section is below, and you read the full September edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email.

Using Revolution R with Hadoop: Revolution Analytics has released three open-source R packages, making it possible to work with Hadoop data in R, and bring in-database R analytics to Hadoop. Learn more in a live webinar from CTO David Champagne on September 21, or download the white paper Advanced ‘Big Data’ Analytics with R and Hadoop.

Big Data needs Big Analytics. Revolution Analytics' CEO Norman Nie explores how statistical analysis techniques are critical to deriving value from Big Data in a new white paper available for download now: The Rise of Big Data Spurs a Revolution in Big Analytics.

Submit applications of R for $20,000 in prizes. Revolution Analytics is sponsoring a contest to create "use cases" of R and Revolution R, to help convince data analysts in businesses to switch. Submissions are open now through October 31. Details: Applications of R in Business Contest.

Behind the 2010 "Flash Crash". On May 6, 2010, at 2:45 PM, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted approximately 900 points and rebounded within a matter of minutes. Yale researchers Michael Kane, PhD and Casey King analyzed roughly 24 billion trades from 2008-2010 to evaluate the efficacy of the FINRA rules implemented after the event. In a free webcast on Thursday September 29, they will describe how they used Revolution R Enterprise and Netezza to draw their conclusions. This webcast is for statisticians, analysts and IT teams responsible for Big Data Analytics who are looking for ways to achieve greater innovation and leapfrog current performance. Register now.

Revolution Analytics at useR! 2011. Last month's worldwide R user conference at Warwick University was a great success, and the Revolution Analytics team is proud to have been a part of it. If you couldn't make it, our presentations on the R Ecosystem and Big Data Statistics in R are available for download, and here's a roundup of presentations from other R users at the conference.

Revolution Analytics at Strata NY. Just this week, Fortune reported that Data Science is the hot new gig. So we're proud to be supporting the leading Data Science conference, Strata: Making Data Work. Come see us at Kiosk #11 at the New York Hilton, September 22-23.

Revolution R is 100% R and More. The slides and replay from our recent webinar showcasing the additional features of Revolution R are now available for download.

Get early access to new Big Data and R integration features. Are you grappling with 'big data' issues with R? Revolution Analytics is currently enrolling participants in a beta of an enhanced RevoScaleR package that provides new tools for parallel and distributed computing with R. We will also begin a beta program for RevoDeployR 2.0 in October and we're inviting participants now. If you are looking for a straightforward way to integrate R scripts with third-party applications and BI tools, the RevoDeployR web services framework can simplify your life. All these new features will be part of the forthcoming Revolution R Enterprise 5.0 release. If you'd like to participate in either beta program, contact us at [email protected] to get started.

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