Welcome!

Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

Blog Feed Post

Adoption of R by large Enterprise Software Vendors

by Uday Tennety:  Director, Advanced Analytics Services at Revolution Analytics The R ecosystem has become widely popular lately with large players such as Pivotal, Tibco, Oracle, IBM, Teradata and SAP integrating R into their product suites. All these big players are using value chain integration and platform envelopment strategies to build a network effect in order to gain maximum leverage against their competitors in the Big Data and Analytics space. Big Data movement has gained a lot of traction in the enterprise space, and the ecosystem is rapidly evolving. The end goal for most enterprises is not to collect, store and manage data, but to obtain new business insights through predictive modeling and analytics. With this objective in mind, many enterprise software vendors have embraced R for their analytics story. Below is my analysis on the various distributions of R provided by large Enterprise software vendors along with their integration strategies: Oracle R Enterprise Oracle R Distribution is Oracle's free distribution of open source R.  Oracle R Enterprise integrates Oracle R Distribution/ R, the open source scripting language and environment, with Oracle Database. Oracle R Enterprise primarily introduces a variant to many R data types by overloading them in order to integrate Oracle database with R. But, the names of the Oracle R Enterprise data types are the same as the names of corresponding R data types prefixed by "ore". Oracle’s strategy with Oracle’s R Enterprise is to provide in-database analytics capabilities for its widely adopted enterprise RDBMS, and for its Exadata appliance. Tibco’s TERR Tibco with its acquisition of S+ technology from Insightful in 2008, built its own distribution of R called TERR. TERR has been built from ground up in C++, and their team has redesigned data object representation by implementing those objects using abstract C++ classes.  Also, TERR claims to provide better performance and memory management compared to open source R. According to the company sources, TERR is compatible with open source R, and runs analytics by loading data in memory.  But TERR does not yet support data from disk, streaming and database sources, and the company plans to support them sometime in future. Tibco has recently integrated TERR with their data visualization tool, Spotfire, to make it easy for enterprises choosing Spotfire to run an R based analytics tool. PivotalR Pivotal was officially launched on April 1, 2013, as EMC decided to group together a set of EMC, VMware and Pivotal Lab’s products to offer a differentiated Enterprise grade big data platform. Pivotal’s strategy with R is very similar to Oracle’s strategy with their Oracle R Enterprise. PivotalR is a package that enables users of R to interact with the Pivotal (Greenplum) Database as well as Pivotal HD and HAWQ for Big Data analytics. It does so by providing an interface to the operations on tables and views in the database. PivotalR also claims to provide parallel and distributed computation ability on Pivotal for big data analytics. It also provides a wrapper for MADlib, which is an open-source library for parallel and scalable in-database analytics. SAP SAP has integrated R with their in-memory database, HANA, to allow usage of R for specific statistical functions. But, SAP does not ship the R environment with SAP HANA database, nor does it provide support for R. In order to use the SAP HANA integration with R, one needs to download R from CRAN and configure it. Also, an Rserve configuration is needed for this integration to work. SAP’s strategy for integrating HANA with R is to provide a well-known and robust environment for advanced data analysis, while providing a support mechanism in HANA for specific statistical functions. Teradata Teradata has partnered with Revolution Analytics to provide a platform that brings parallelized analytical algorithms to the data. Revolution R Enterprise 7 for Teradata includes a library of Parallel External Memory Algorithms (PEMAs) that run directly in parallel on the Teradata nodes. This strategy provides a scalable solution to run analytical algorithms in-database, in parallel, by bringing analytics to the data in its true sense. IBM Similar to Teradata, IBM has also partnered with Revolution Analytics to provide advanced data analysis capabilities to its PureData System for Analytics platform (fka Netezza).  Revolution R Enterprise for PureData System for Analytics, enables the execution of advanced R computations for rapid analysis of hundreds of petabyte-class data volumes. Today, businesses are scrambling to build IT infrastructure to extract value from all the data available to them. They are afraid that their competitors might get there first and gain a competitive advantage. In short, enterprises are now in a Big Analytics arms race. With strong partners, a powerful community and with a promise of an easy-to-integrate solution, R is in a great position to capitalize on the Big Data and Analytics revolution.      

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By David Smith

David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid

@ThingsExpo Stories
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader Sergey Grebnov provided an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abilit...
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to maximize project result...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that the upcoming DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO New York event will feature 10 companies from Poland to participate at the "Poland Digital Transformation Pavilion" on November 12-13, 2018.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
The best way to leverage your CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at CloudEXPO. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audienc...
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and ...
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smart...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.