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Old, forgotten, lonely? SQL Server 2016 will sling you into Azure

Richie 1

> Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics...

Oracle has its own R distribution for use with the Oracle Big Data Appliance, so hopefully Microsoft want to rip of this idea and have an R-inside-SQL-server feature. Access to databases from R is pretty good these days (particularly using the dplyr package), but you still have to pass the data out of the database to R, which doesn't make sense for big datasets.

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