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What Is SQL Server R Services

This article describes what Microsoft SQL Server R Services is.

Staff Reporter Mar 30, 2016

R is an open-source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. Check out What Is R Language for more details.

SQL Server R Services provides a platform for developing intelligent applications that uncover new insights. You can use the rich and powerful R language and the many open source packages to create models and generate predictions using your SQL Server data. Because SQL Server R Services integrates the R language with SQL Server, you can keep analytics close to the data and eliminate the costs and security risks associated with data movement.

SQL Server R Services combines R with a comprehensive set of SQL Server tools and technologies that offer superior performance, security, reliability and manageability. You can deploy R solutions using convenient, familiar tools, and your production applications can call the R runtime and retrieve predictions and visuals using Transact-SQL. With Enterprise Edition, you also get the ScaleR libraries to overcome R’s inherent performance and scale limitations.

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