Oracle Extends Commitment to R for Big Data Analytics

Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:00am EDT

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Aug 24 (Marketwire) -- 
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."

    

Supporting Resources


--  Oracle Big Data
--  Oracle R Enterprise
--  Oracle Database 11g
--  Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database
--  Analyst Report: Oracle Advances its Advanced Analytics Strategy
--  Blog: Oracle R Enterprise
--  Forum: OTN Forum on R
--  Connect with Oracle Database via Blog, Facebook and Twitter

    

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Contact Info

Letty Ledbetter
Oracle
+1.650.506.8071
letty.ledbetter@oracle.com 

Joan Levy
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5110
jlevy@blancandotus.com 

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