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Microsoft SQL Server stretches into the cloud

Joab Jackson | May 6, 2015
No longer will SQL Server administrators have to worry about filling up their database servers.

Microsoft is also incorporating the R programming language into SQL Server. R has been an increasingly popular language for doing statistical analysis for tasks such as identifying trends and predicting future performance.

Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired commercial R distributor Revolution Analytics. The company has planted Revolution Analytics' processing engine in SQL Server, allowing the system to query data using R, in addition to using SQL.

People interested in testing the beta version when it becomes available can sign up here.


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