If you've been thinking about trying the big-data capabilities of Microsoft R Server but wanted to check out the documentation first, you're in luck: the complete Microsoft R Server documentation is now available on MSDN (and is accessible to anyone). There's lots to explore here, but a few highlights you might want to check out include:
- Getting Started with Microsoft R Server: what's included, launch it on Windows or Linux, and a basic R language tutorial
- The RevoScaleR Getting Started Guide, with an introductory tutorial on the big-data functions of Microsoft R Server
- Details on distributed computing with RevoScaleR, including modeling data stored in Hadoop and SQL Server
- Adding your own distributed algorithms with the RevoPemaR package
- Speeding up R "for" loops with parallel computation
There's even more to explore at the documentation site linked below. Don't forget that Microsoft R Server is free for developers and free for students, so if you fall into either of those camps you can download it now to follow along with the guides.
MSDN Documentation: Microsoft R Server