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Revolution Newsletters Issue 51 May 2014

Welcome to the May 2014 Newsletter. We're enjoying meeting with many of you at our regional events with our partners, Cloudera and Alteryx. We are looking forward to Hadoop Summit in San Jose. Hope you can join us and Hortonworks for our meet up on June 2nd ahead of the main conference.

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Your editor,
David Smith, Chief Community Officer
Twitter: @revodavid

Featured Announcements

AdviseR from Revolution Analytics is an annual subscription service that provides live technical support for open source R users. For more details, please click here.

Maximizing the Value of Big Data: Introducing Revolution R Enterprise for the Teradata Database

Guide to Machine Learning from Inside Big Data

Revolution News

Every month, we bring you the latest news about Revolution's products and events in this section. Follow us on Twitter at @RevolutionR or subscribe to our company page on LinkedIn for up-to-the-minute news and updates from Revolution Analytics!


Using R and Apache Hadoop for Customer Analytics
10JUN14 @10:00 AM PDT
Join Revolution Analytics and Hortonworks in this interactive webinar to discuss how customers are using Hadoop and R in the real world. We’ll show an end-to-end customer churn analytics demonstration (leveraging Revolution Analytics, Hortonworks and Tableau) serving three user personas: a website visitor, a data scientist and a business analyst.

In less than an hour, we’ll:

  • Walk you through how Hadoop being used today
  • Discuss real-world customer use cases for data mining and statistical/ predictive analytics in Hadoop
  • Show a live churn analytics demonstration with Revolution Analytics and Hortonworks Data Platform


Decision Trees built in Hadoop plus more Big Data Analytics with Revolution R Enterprise
Fully featured, commercially supported machine learning suites that can build Decision Trees in Hadoop are few and far between. Addressing this gap, Revolution Analytics recently enhanced its entire scalable analytics suite to run in Hadoop. In this talk, I will explain how our Decision Tree implementation exploits recent research reducing the computational complexity of decision tree estimation, allowing linear scalability with data size and number of nodes. This streaming algorithm processes data in chunks, allowing scaling unconstrained by aggregate cluster memory. The implementation supports both classification and regression and is fully integrated with the R statistical language and the rest of our advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms, as well as our interactive Decision Tree visualizer.

Revolution Analytics in the News

Revolution Analytics Introduces Tech-Support Program for Open-Source R
By Scott Etkin, Data Informed, May 8, 2014

Why The R Programming Language Is Good For Business
By Tina Amirtha, Fast Company, May 5, 2014

The Human Element is Critical in Applying Big Data
By Dan Kusnetzky, ZDNet, May 1, 2014

Analyze Data Yourself With R - a Fast Growing Language for Statistics, Forecasting and Graphs
By Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice, April 17, 2014

Data Science 101: Combining the Power of R and Hadoop
By Daniel Gutierrez, InsideBIGDATA, April 9, 2014


Cloudera Sessions: Your Inside Track to Big Data
May 15, 2014 - Chicago, IL
May 22, 2014 - Denver, CO
June 04, 2014 - San Francisco, CA
For prospects and customers looking at deploying advanced analytics on Hadoop, this free, one-day conference could be the introduction to Hadoop technology that can help tip the scales. We will have a table at each event and people onsite to answer questions and help you to further your efforts.

May 16-17, 2014, Chicago, IL
We are proud to once again sponsor the premier conference for R professionals in the Finance industry. If you are in attendance, we hope you will stop by our table in the exhibit space. We would enjoy discussing how you are using R and the different ways Revolution Analytics may be able to support your efforts.

Hadoop Summit
June 3-5, 2014, San Jose, CA
Hortonworks and Yahoo! are pleased to host the 7th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. This event, expanded now to three days, will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture. It will also be an excellent networking event for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing Apache Hadoop. Get 20% off your registration with our discount code: 14Disc20SponZ

R and Hadoop Meet Up
June 2, 2014, San Jose, CA
Join us for this free networking event to find out how R and Hadoop enable business users to utilize Hadoop as a vital part of analytics projects & allows businesses to quickly realize a return on their Hadoop investment with R analytics deployed within their Hadoop cluster.

AcademyR - Training and Education

Current AcademyR Training Calendar
Here's your link to all scheduled trainings around the world. We offer in-classroom and virtual course formats. If you don't see the course or dates you need, please contact us to schedule an onsite course at your organization.

AcademyR Full Course Catalog
Download our course catalog to plan for your training needs throughout the year.

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R News, Tips and Tricks from the Revolutions blog

The Revolutions blog brings you daily news and tips about R, data science and open source. Here are some recent highlights, and you can find more articles in our monthly roundup.

The New York Times publishes the R code behind their new US Senate election forecast feature.

Some practical examples explain why vectorized programming in R improves code clarity and performance.

Revolution Analytics' Daniel Hanson provides an introduction to Monte-Carlo simulation of financial time series.

A new CRAN task view dedicated to interfacing R with social media, open data, and other Web technologies.

R used to analyze character connections in the Star Wars movies, and other applications presented at the Bay Area R Users Group.

Comprehensive overviews of R packages for ensemble modeling and R packages for generalized linear modeling.

An in-depth article in FastCompany Labs surveys open science with R.

Upcoming R User Group Events

Every month, we highlight some upcoming events from the R Community Calendar.

Please let us know if we're missing your R user group. If you're interested in starting a local R user group in your area, Revolution Analytics offers sponsorships for both new and established groups—and has published some tips for starting a new R user group.

Interested in joining Revolution Analytics? We're hiring, so check out our careers page!

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