RStudio is a world of possibilities
December 18, 2020

RStudio is a world of possibilities

Flavio Leccese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with RStudio

We use RStudio Connect for deliverying data science product (dashboard and documents) across all companies and areas of the group.
So far have been addressing several business problems concerning HR analytics, sales optimization, stock optimization, database automatic consolidation, utility expenditure forecast. Many other projects are ongoing exploiting the APIs provided by the platform
  • Easy to use. Not only for power user but also for people who need a reliable platform to deliver contents.
  • Very versatile. There are many tools that can serve the scope of communicating results.
  • Constant updates and newsletter keeps you on the track.
  • Management of some deeper aspects of the platform is not a so straight-forward, especially when it comes to deal to customization (connections, packages management...).
  • Administration console may be a bit richer, making available of some operations that you may be interested on doing by user interface and not by shell.
  • Deploying apps is still a bit problematic for some particular (rare!) packages, make it easier to install packages not from the CRAN.
  • 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).
We needed a product very, very flexible, from a company we trusted and which shared the same vision of data science: not plug & play stuff like (almost) all other product.
Cost of course is a great plus because we have been able to get our sponsor buying it in a very short time in order to prove with facts we needed it.
Talking about RStudio Connect, we felt very comfortable using it from the first moment. With a very low effort you can kick project, distribute results across the organization through catchy apps. This brings a lot of value (considering the license cost and comparing it with the analogous software for data science). So, scenarios in which you have to be fast, agile but still not dirty.
On the other hand, when it comes to structuring a more complex architecture in which RStudio Connect is only a part of it, it becomes more complicated. Of course we must say that we have received a lot of support in doing that!