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Revolution Analytics in the News: Visionary in the Wired Cloud

Since we've had quite a few announcements over the last month or so, I thought I'd take a moment to catch up on some of the media reports mentioning Revolution Analytics. Last week, Gartner revealed Revolution Analytics as a Visionary in the new Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms. Inside BigData noted that "Alteryx, Revolution Analytics, RapidMiner and Knime are the ones to watch in 2014", while SearchBusinessAnalytics also noted that "Revolution Analytics also received high marks". Enterprise Apps Today notes the prominence of open-source vendors in the Quadrant, and quotes me saying "traditional enterprise tools struggle to match the open-source community's ability to innovate, iterate and evolve rapidly". Meanwhile, Datanami noted that while SAS and IBM  are "King of [the] Analytics Hill" for now, the question is, "But for how long"? and summarized Revolution Analytics' position in the Magic Quadrant: Revolution Analytics also fared quite well in Gartner's Magic Quadrant. The Mountain View, California-based company is credited with realizing the power of open source R, and has therefore become "the default choice for organizations without an existing provider seeking an R-based solution." High customer satisfaction and a strong sales pipeline are strengths. Last month we also announced that Revolution R Enterprise is now available in the Amazon Cloud, with instances on Windows and Linux — including RStudio Server Pro — available on a pay-as-you go model for just $0.70 per core per hour (even less than the prices listed in Network World's New Product of the Week slideshow). ComputerWorld says this cloud-based service provides "an easy way for individuals and organizations to start and test their big-data-styled analysis projects". IT BusinessEdge notes that "users of the AWS service can run computations on data sets up to 1TB on Windows and Linux servers".  Finally, our director of product management Thomas Dinsmore was honored with an article for Wired Innovation Insights, on building smarter organizations that include data scientists, power analysts, business analysts and analytic consumers.  

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid