Microsoft Gives SQL Server R Analytics a Machine-Learning Push

New machine-learning templates help give SQL Server 2016 customers a get a head start with advanced analytics applications based on the R language. SQL Server 2016 features new services to enable advanced, in-database analytics. Dubbed SQL Server R Services, they integrate the popular open-source R statistical computing language used by data scientists for predictive modeling.To familiarize enterprises with the technology’s potential and help them get started on developing their own analytics applications, Microsoft has released three machine-learning templates for SQL Server R Services: Online Fraud Detection, Customer Churn Prediction and Predictive Maintenance. They are available in the Cortana Analytics Gallery and include R code, sample data and SQL stored procedure code.Over a year ago, Microsoft made a splash when it announced it was acquiring Revolution Analytics, the Mountain View, Calif.-based…


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