Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Speaks The R Language

It is quite noticeable how Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been adopting the R language more and more. They already launched the R Server last January and will also be launching SQL Server 2016 by June 1. They also used R in the development of HDInsight, Azure Machine Learning, Power BI cloud offerings and Visual Studio developer environment.The R language is an open source programming language. It is used for statistical computing and graphics and is a favorite among data professionals. Since it is free, some people are wondering why it is being used in Microsoft’s flagship commercial database. Leadership, strategies and policies are seen to have influenced Microsoft on this path they chose to take. It should be noted that people at Microsoft’s helm are proponents of open source. Satya…


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