R Server for HDInsight running on Microsoft Azure Cloud & Data Science Challenges

The premium tier offering for HDInsight includes R Server on HDInsight is now in preview on Microsoft Azure. Hadoop and Spark are now a key component of our Cortana Intelligence Suite R is decidedly the most popular statistical/data analysis language in use today. R server is also available from Microsoft Imagine DreamSpark.com see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2016/01/06/microsoft-r-server-now-available-for-academics-and-students-via-dreamspark-big-data-statistics-predictive-modeling-and-machine-learning-capabilities/ this allows you to install R server to onpremise hardware or resources. You can additionally run R Server VM we have a preconfigured Azure VMs for Windows and Linux https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/partners/revolution-analytics/revolution-r-enterprise/  However with the release of R server on HDInsight this is the quickest and simplest way of deploying R and HDinsight. The following is a short walkthrough of how to create a new R Server on HDInsight, then run an R script that demonstrates using Spark…


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