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Oracle Corporation

August 24, 2012 08:00 ET

Oracle Extends Commitment to R for Big Data Analytics

Extended Platform Support With Faster Performance and Enterprise Database Accessibility for R Statistical Programming Language

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2012) -  Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Increasing the accessibility of big data analytics within enterprises, Oracle today announced enhanced support for the R statistical programming language.
  • Further demonstrating Oracle's commitment to the open source community, this enhanced support includes 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.

Latest Developments Deliver Consistent Experience for Analyzing Big Data with R

  • Since its introduction in 1995, R has attracted more than two million users and is widely used today for developing statistical applications that analyze big data. 
  • Oracle is committed to making big data analytics more accessible in the enterprise and improving data scientist productivity with faster performance.
  • More specifically, the latest developments to Oracle's R distribution include:
    • Extended Platform Ports: In addition to Linux and Windows, Oracle is delivering the first supported port of R for Oracle Solaris and AIX platforms.
    • Enhanced Database Connectivity: In addition to Oracle Database connectivity, Oracle has extended the ROracle open source package to integrate with Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database.
    • Integration with Hardware-Optimized Math Libraries: Oracle is delivering an open source distribution of R that is enabled to work dynamically with Oracle's Sun Sunperf, Intel's MKL, and AMD's ACML Math libraries, enabling R to run extremely fast on all compatible hardware. 
  • By integrating the powerful R statistical programming language with proven Oracle technologies, this enhanced support from Oracle delivers data scientists a consistent experience on the infrastructure of their choice, whether on a laptop, on Hadoop, or in the database itself.

Supporting Quote

  • "Big data analytics is a top priority for our customers, and the R statistical programming language is a key tool for performing these analytics," said 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."

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