Articles by mhornick

Oracle R Connector for Hadoop 2.2.0 released

July 19, 2013 | mhornick

Oracle R Connector for Hadoop 2.2.0 is now available for download. The Oracle R Connector for Hadoop 2.x series has introduced numerous enhancements, which are highlighted in this article and summarized as follows:  ORCH 2.0.0  ORCH 2.1.0  ORCH 2.2.0  Analytic Functions orch.lm orch.lmf orch.neural orch.nmf Oracle Loader for Hadoop (OLH) ... [Read more...]

Simple and Advanced Time series with Oracle R Enterprise

July 18, 2013 | mhornick

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} This guest post from Marcos Arancibia describes how to use Oracle R Enterprise to analyze Time Series data. In this article, we give an overview of how to use Time ...
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Bringing R to the Enterprise – new white paper available

June 10, 2013 | mhornick

Check out this new white paper entitled "Bringing R to the Enterprise -  A Familiar R Environment with Enterprise-Caliber Performance, Scalability, and Security." In this white paper, we begin with "Beyond the Laptop" exploring the ability to run R code in the database, working with CRAN packages at the database ... [Read more...]

Converting Existing R Scripts to ORE – Getting Started

May 28, 2013 | mhornick

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Oracle R Enterprise provides a comprehensive, database-centric environment for end-to-end analytical processes in R, with immediate deployment to production environments. This message really resonates with our customers who are interested in executing R functions on database-resident data while seamlessly leveraging Oracle Database ...
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Big Data Analytics in R – the tORCH has been lit!

May 22, 2013 | mhornick

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This guest post from Anand Srinivasan compares performance of the Oracle R Connector for Hadoop with the R {parallel} package for covariance matrix computation, sampling, and parallel linear model fitting.  Oracle R Connector for Hadoop (ORCH) is a collection of R packages ... [Read more...]

Mind Reading… What are our customers thinking?

April 17, 2013 | mhornick

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Overhauling analytics processes is becoming a recurring theme among customers. A major telecommunication provider recently embarked on overhauling their analytics process for customer surveys. They had three broad technical goals: Provide an agile environment that empowers business analysts to test hypotheses based ... [Read more...]

Is the size of your lm model causing you headaches?

April 15, 2013 | mhornick

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 If you build an R lm model with a relatively large number of rows, you may be surprised by just how large that lm model is and what impact it has on your environment and application. Why might you care about size? ... [Read more...]

Are you a Type I or Type II Data Scientist?

March 22, 2013 | mhornick

The role of Data Scientist has been getting a lot of attention lately. Brendan Tierney's blog post titled Type I and Type II Data Scientists adds an interesting perspective by defining and characterizing two key types of Data Scientist, both of which are needed in an organization. Tierney writes about ... [Read more...]

Saving R Objects in Oracle Database using Oracle R Enterprise 1.3 Datastore

February 18, 2013 | mhornick

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Oracle R Distribution Performance Benchmark

January 18, 2013 | mhornick

Oracle R Distribution Performance Benchmarks Oracle R Distribution provides dramatic performance gains with MKL Using the recognized R benchmark R-benchmark-25.R test script, we compared the performance of Oracle R Distribution with and with...
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Join us at BIWA Summit 2013!

November 19, 2012 | mhornick

Registration is now open for BIWA Summit 2013.  This event, focused on Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Analytics, is hosted by the BIWA SIG of the IOUG on January 9 and 10 at the Hotel Sofitel, near Oracle he... [Read more...]

Podcast interview with Michael Kane

September 17, 2012 | mhornick

In this podcast interview with Michael Kane, Data Scientist and Associate Researcher at Yale University, Michael discusses the R statistical programming language, computational challenges associated with big data, and two projects involving data analysis he conducted on the stock market "flash crash" of May 6, 2010, and the tracking of transportation routes ... [Read more...]

New Release of ROracle posted to CRAN

April 4, 2012 | mhornick

Oracle recently updated ROracle to version 1.1-2 on CRAN with enhancements and bug fixes. The major enhancements include the introduction of support for Oracle Wallet Manager and datetime and interval types.  Oracle Wallet ... [Read more...]

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