July 4, 2013
Expansion Builds on Exploding Popularity of R Open Source Statistical Programming Language
, the leading commercial provider of software and services for the open source R project, today launched their European leadership team and business strategy. Its new
office will host the European team headed by
, Managing Director for international business units.
will spearhead the company's growth in
and APAC with the aim of growing rest of world business to over 50 percent of total sales by 2017.
With more than two million global users and an established presence in academic research dating back to the 1990s, the open source R programming language is emerging as the de facto standard for computational statistics and predictive analytics. Many UK and continental European universities use R as the statistical tool of choice for undergraduate and post graduate studies. This has created an established talent pool of R users that have come into businesses over the last five years in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, utilities, and media.
Established in 2007, Revolution Analytics already has over 200 customers globally, and an extensive technology partner ecosystem which includes, IBM, Teradata, Hortonworks, and Cloudera. The company provides Revolution R Enterprise workstation and server software for organisations that need a high performance, Big Data, analytics platform at a fraction of the cost of legacy analytics vendors. Revolution R Enterprise allows R to scale to any data size, delivers high speed and high volume analytics, high speed database connectors and in-database capabilities, integration with front end business user tools, and a commercial support model. The company also supports the open source R community and provides a free, production-grade version for academic users.