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Applications in R:
Success and Lessons Learned from the Marketplace

Adoption of the R language has grown rapidly in the last few years, and is ranked as the number-one data science language in several surveys. This accelerating R adoption curve has been driven by the Big Data revolution, and the fact that so many data scientists — having learned R at university — are actively unlocking the secrets hidden in these new, vast data troves.

In this webinar David Smith, Chief Community Officer, will take a look at the growth of R and the innovative uses of R in business, government and non-profit sectors. Then Neera Talbert, Vice President, Professional Services will take you into the trenches of recent customer deployments and share best practices and pitfalls to avoid in deploying or expanding your own R applications.

Date: July 29, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
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Moving from SAS to R

There is one consistent message we hear from customers across industries and around the world: “We would like to reduce our reliance on SAS.” In this webinar, we review:

  • The top reasons customers cite for moving from SAS to R
  • The benefits of open source analytics
  • The challenges of switching and
  • The tools you will need to build your own roadmap

We review the key differences between SAS and R from the user’s perspective, and provide you with the tools to move forward.

Date: August 07, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
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About the Speakers:

Thomas is Director of Product Management for Revolution Analytics. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, Thomas was an Analytics Solution Architect in IBM Big Data Solutions, where he helped clients build analytic enterprises with IBM PureData System for Analytics (Powered by Netezza). Over the past 25 years he has led or contributed to analytic solutions for more than five hundred clients across vertical markets and around the world. Although his roots are in hands-on customer analytics, in the past fifteen years Thomas has expanded the scope of his experience to include analytic software applications and broader solutions including database integration and web applications. As a project lead, he has worked with DB2, Oracle, Netezza, SQL Server and Teradata. Thomas is certified in SAS, and has working experience with the leading analytic tools available in the market today, including R, SPSS, and Oracle Data Mining.

Seth has over 5 years of industry experience in both SAS and R. In prior roles, he used SAS for statistical modeling and data-mining. As a consultant at Revolution Analytics, he has both helped and advised several clients successfully migrating from SAS to R. He is a passionate R-vangelist and an avid R user.


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