Saturday, January 24, 2015

Microsoft to Acquire Revolution Analytics

Microsoft agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, which specializes in the open source programming language known as "R" for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Revolution Analytics provides an enterprise-class platform for the development and deployment of R-based analytic solutions that can scale across large data warehouses and Hadoop systems, and can integrate with enterprise systems. The R community has an estimated 2 million users worldwide. Revolution Analytics regularly contributes to open source R projects such as ParallelR, and RHadoop, and helps support more than 150 R user groups across the world.

Microsoft said the acquisition will help its customers use advanced analytics within Microsoft data platforms on-premises, in hybrid cloud environments and on Microsoft Azure.

  • Revolution Analytics is based in Mountain View, California.