Oracle Extends Commitment to R for Big Data Analytics

Oracle announced enhanced support for the R statistical programming language, including new platform ports of R for Oracle Solaris and AIX in addition to Linux and Windows, connectivity to Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database in addition to Oracle Database, and integration of hardware-specific Math libraries for faster performance.

Oracle’s open source distribution of R is available with the Oracle Big Data Appliance and available for download now. Oracle also offers Oracle R Enterprise, a component of Oracle Advanced Analytics that enables R processing on Oracle Database servers.

By integrating the R statistical programming language with proven Oracle technologies, Oracle says its enhanced support helps deliver data scientists a consistent experience on the infrastructure of their choice, whether on a laptop, on Hadoop, or in the database itself.

"Big data analytics is a top priority for our customers, and the R statistical programming language is a key tool for performing these analytics,” says Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle Database Server Technologies. “With this announcement, we continue to enhance and expand our industry-leading support for R across the Oracle Database, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, and Hadoop platforms.”

More information is available about Oracle R Enterprise and Oracle Big Data.