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RStudio

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • RStudio ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Platform Connectivity, Data Exploration, Data Preparation, Platform Data Modeling, Model Deployment

Platform Connectivity

5.3

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

53%
8.0

RStudio

80%
RStudio ranks higher in 3/4 features

Connect to Multiple Data Sources

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
23 Ratings

Extend Existing Data Sources

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
24 Ratings

Automatic Data Format Detection

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
23 Ratings

MDM Integration

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Exploration

7.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

70%
8.5

RStudio

85%
RStudio ranks higher in 2/2 features

Visualization

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
24 Ratings

Interactive Data Analysis

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
22 Ratings

Data Preparation

4.8

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

48%
8.3

RStudio

83%
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise ranks higher in 2/4 features

Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment

5.1
51%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
21 Ratings

Data Transformations

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
23 Ratings

Data Encryption

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Built-in Processors

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Platform Data Modeling

6.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

60%
8.4

RStudio

84%
RStudio ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
20 Ratings

Automated Machine Learning

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Single platform for multiple model development

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
20 Ratings

Self-Service Model Delivery

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
18 Ratings

Model Deployment

6.5

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

65%
8.1

RStudio

81%
RStudio ranks higher in 2/2 features

Flexible Model Publishing Options

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
16 Ratings

Security, Governance, and Cost Controls

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
14 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • RStudio is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

60%
5 Ratings
8.9

RStudio

89%
121 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

70%
1 Rating
9.5

RStudio

95%
17 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

70%
1 Rating
10.0

RStudio

100%
3 Ratings

Availability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

RStudio

94%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

79%
3 Ratings
8.0

RStudio

80%
16 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

RStudio

92%
4 Ratings

Configurability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

RStudio

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

RStudio

82%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

If you are a MS shop specifically, or have more generic data requirement needs from Microsoft sourced data this will work well. If you have a lot of disparate data across a number of unique platforms/cloud systems/3rd party hosted data warehouses then this product will have issues or a lack of documentation on the net. Performance-wise this product is equal to other R platforms out there.
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RStudio

In my humble opinion, if you are working on something related to Statistics, RStudio is your go-to tool. But if you are looking for something in Machine Learning, look out for Python. The beauty is that there are packages now by which you can write Python/SQL in R. Cross-platform functionality like such makes RStudio way ahead of its competition. A couple of chinks in RStudio armor are very small and can be considered as nagging just for the sake of argument. Other than completely based on programming language, I couldn't find significant drawbacks to using RStudio. It is one of the best free software available in the market at present.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • It allows distributed algorithm runs on Hadoop HDFS cluster
  • It allows using different file formats such as SAS7BAT files or complex files in tab or comma delimited making data munging easier
  • It provides scalable solutions by allowing users to re-use R scripts and distributing the computing over nodes through RHadoop
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RStudio

  • The support is incredibly professional and helpful, and they often go out of their way to help me when something doesn't work.
  • The one-click publishing from RStudio Connect is absolutely amazing, and I really like the way that it deploys your exact package versions, because otherwise, you can get in a terrible mess.
  • Python doesn't feel quite as native as R at the moment but I have definitely deployed stuff in R and Python that works beautifully which is really nice indeed.
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Cons

Microsoft

  • Very steep learning curve... for such a quick and useful tool the learning curve is unacceptable.
  • Very dangerous in the wrong hands. Because most add-ons are pre-written, you have to trust the community that malicious script is not used.
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RStudio

  • Python integration is newer and still can be rough, especially with when using virtual environments.
  • RStudio Connect pricing feels very department focused, not quite an enterprise perspective.
  • Some of the RStudio packages don't follow conventional development guidelines (API breaking changes with minor version numbers) which can make supporting larger projects over longer timeframes difficult.
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Pricing Details

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    RStudio

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    RStudio editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Microsoft

      In general, Revolution Analytics brings a lot of value to the organization. The renewal decision would be based on return on investment in terms of quantified actionable insights that are getting generated against the cost of the product. Additionally, market brand of the tool and reputation risk in terms of possible acquisition and its impact to overall organizational analytic strategy would be considered as well.
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      RStudio

      There is no viable alternative right now. The toolset is good and the functionality is increasing with every release. It is backed by regular releases and ongoing development by the RStudio team. There is good engagement with RStudio directly when support is required. Also there's a strong and growing community of developers who provide additional support and sample code.
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      Usability

      Microsoft

      It is good, easy to use, improvements are being made to the product and more info being shared in the community. It just needs some more time to become more integrated to other platforms and tools/data out there.
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      RStudio

      I think it's a quick and easy to use tool. The IDE is very intuitive and easy to adapt to. You do not need to learn a lot of things to use this tool. Any programmer and a person with knowledge or R can quick use this tool without issues.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      RStudio

      RStudio is very available and cheap to use. It needs to be updated every once in a while, but the updates tend to be quick and they do not hinder my ability to make progress. I have not experienced any RStudio outages, and I have used the application quite a bit for a variety of statistical analyses
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      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      Generally support comes through the forums and user generated channels which are helpful, easy to access, quickly turned around and provided by knowledgeable users. However the support channels are not employees and the channels are often used as a way to learn quick difficult elements of R. Better design, users interface and tutorial options would alleviate the need for this sort of interaction.
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      RStudio

      Since R is trendy among statisticians, you can find lots of help from the data science/ stats communities. If you need help with anything related to RStudio or R, google it or search on StackOverflow, you might easily find the solution that you are looking for.
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      Implementation Rating

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      RStudio

      We did it at the individual level: anyone willing to code in R can use it. No real deployment involved.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      The two are different products for different purposes. But for someone who has little or no experience in R programming, Power BI would be better for starting with. Having said that, Microsoft R is built on R, thus allowing for customization of complex calculations not typically available otherwise.
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      RStudio

      RStudio was provided as the most customizable. It was also strictly the most feature-rich as far as enabling our organization to script, run, and make use of R open-source packages in our data analysis workstreams. It also provided some support for python, which was useful when we had R heavy code with some python threaded in. Overall we picked Rstudio for the features it provided for our data analysis needs and the ability to interface with our existing resources.
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      Scalability

      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      RStudio

      RStudio is very scalable as a product. The issue I have is that it doesn't necessarily fit in nicely with the mainly Microsoft environment that everybody else is using. Having RStudio for us means dedicated servers and recruiting staff who know how to manage the environment. This isn't a fault of the product at all, it's just part of the data science landscape that we all have to put up with. Having said that RStudio is absolutely great for running on low spec servers and there are loads of options to handle concurrency, memory use, etc.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
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      RStudio

      • Using it for data science in a very big and old company, the most positive impact, from my point of view, has been the ability of spreading data culture across the group. Shortening the path from data to value.
      • Still it's hard to quantify economic benefits, we are struggling and it's a great point of attention, since splitting out the contribution of the single aspects of a project (and getting the RStudio pie) is complicated.
      • What is sure is that, in the long run, RStudio is boosting productivity and making the process in which is embedded more efficient (cost reduction).
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