While we were out over the holiday break, Silicon Angle selected five open-source startups that are commercializing and contributing to open source projects as “Startups to Watch in 2012“. Revolution Analytics was #2 on the list:
This was a busy year for Revolution. The company released Revolution R 5.0, which included Hadoop integration, allowing users to create map/reduce jobs using R. Also in 2011, Revolution added the ability to import data files from both SAS and SPSS, announced partnerships with IBM Netezza and Cloudera, and added a new predictive analytics algorithm.
Revolution has already landed a few big name customers, including Bank of America and Pfizer. Also, the open source nature R and Revolution’s liberal licensing enable data-as-a-service applications that the licensing agreements of some of Revolution’s competitors prohibit. This means companies can build new types of services based on their own data sets and Revolution’s algorithms.
You can read the complete profile, along with those of the other four nominees (Puppet Labs, Joyent, Opscode and Talend), at the link below.