Microsoft R - great for parallel processing!
January 26, 2019

Microsoft R - great for parallel processing!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft R (formerly Revolution R)

Microsoft R is used by specific users when parallel processing is desired. Otherwise, most are fine with Base R.
  • Parallel processing
  • Integration with R
  • Open-source
  • R itself is a programming language, so there is some learning curve
  • Sometimes interferes with upgrading R packages
  • Increased productivity (Ability for parallel processing freed up time to do other tasks)
  • Easy installation meant no need for dedicated IT support
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.
Well suited if parallel processing is desired, eg. giant datasets or complex calculations. Otherwise, R studio might be sufficient. In either case, some level of programming in R will be required.

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise Feature Ratings

Connect to Multiple Data Sources
8
Extend Existing Data Sources
8
Automatic Data Format Detection
8
MDM Integration
Not Rated
Visualization
8
Interactive Data Analysis
7
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
8
Data Transformations
8
Data Encryption
Not Rated
Built-in Processors
8
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
9
Automated Machine Learning
Not Rated
Single platform for multiple model development
8
Self-Service Model Delivery
8
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Not Rated
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Not Rated