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AzureRMR 2.3.0 now on CRAN

November 1, 2019
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This post is to announce that the latest update to AzureRMR is now available on CRAN. Version 2.3.0 brings several changes to make life easier when managing resources in Azure. New in this version is a facility for parallelising connections to Azure, using a pool of background processes. Some operations, such as downloading many small files or interacting with...

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Obtaining tokens with AzureAuth inside a Shiny app

September 17, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure As of version 1.2.0 (released to CRAN late last month), it’s possible to use the AzureAuth package to login interactively to Azure from within a Shiny webapp. Because a Shiny app has separate UI and server components, some changes had to be made to the interactive authentication flows. In particular, the...

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Obtaining tokens with AzureAuth inside a Shiny app

September 17, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure As of version 1.2.0 (released to CRAN late last month), it’s possible to use the AzureAuth package to login interactively to Azure from within a Shiny webapp. Because a Shiny app has separate UI and server components, some changes had to be made to the interactive authentication flows. In particular, the...

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AzureVM update: flexible and powerful deployment and management of VMs in Azure

June 19, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure I'm happy to announce version 2.0 of AzureVM, a package for deploying and managing virtual machines in Azure. This is a complete rewrite of the package, with the objective of making it a truly generic and flexible tool for working with VMs and VM scale sets (clusters). AzureVM 1.0 was a...

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AzureR and AzureKeyVault

June 4, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure Just a couple of announcements regarding my family of packages for working with Azure from R. First, the packages have moved from the cloudyr org on GitHub to the Azure org, thus making them "official". A (rather spartan) homepage is here, containing links to the individual repos: https://github.com/Azure/AzureR The cloudyr repos...

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Introduction to AzureKusto

May 14, 2019
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By Hong Ooi and Alex Kyllo This post is to announce the availability of AzureKusto, the R interface to Azure Data Explorer (internally codenamed “Kusto”), a fast, fully managed data analytics service from Microsoft. It is available from CRAN, or you can install the development version from GitHub via devtools::install_github("cloudyr/AzureKusto"). AzureKusto provides an interface (including DBI compliant methods for...

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Introduction to AzureKusto

May 14, 2019
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By Hong Ooi and Alex Kyllo This post is to announce the availability of AzureKusto, the R interface to Azure Data Explorer (internally codenamed “Kusto”), a fast, fully managed data analytics service from Microsoft. It is available from CRAN, or you can install the development version from GitHub via devtools::install_github("cloudyr/AzureKusto"). AzureKusto provides an interface (including DBI compliant methods for...

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Developments in AzureR

February 21, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure The AzureR packages have now been on CRAN for a couple of months, so I thought I'd provide an update on developments in the works. First, AAD authentication has been moved into a new package, AzureAuth, so that people who just want OAuth tokens can get it without any other baggage....

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AzureStor: an R package for working with Azure storage

December 18, 2018
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure A few weeks ago, I introduced the AzureR family of packages for working with Azure in R. Since then, I’ve also written articles on how to use AzureRMR to interact with Azure Resource Manager, how to use AzureVM to manage virtual machines, and how to use AzureContainers to deploy R functions...

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How to deploy a predictive service to Kubernetes with R and the AzureContainers package

December 12, 2018
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It's easy to create a function in R, but what if you want to call that function from a different application, with the scale to support a large number of simultaneous requests? This article shows how you can deploy an R fitted model as a Plumber web service in Kubernetes, using Azure Container Registry (ACR) and Azure Kubernetes Service...

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