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Leading Industry Analyst Firm Names Revolution Analytics a "Cool Vendor" for Business Intelligence

Revolution Analytics recognized as innovative, impactful and intriguing

PALO ALTO, Calif.
Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of R software, services and support, today announced that it has been included by Gartner Inc. in its "Cool Vendors in Analytics and Business Intelligence, 2011" report by Bill Gassman, Gareth Herschel, James Richardson, Andreas Bitterer, W. Roy Schulte and John Hagerty, published April 21, 2011.

Driven in part by the rise of big data, business intelligence (BI) is a rapidly growing market that has seen increasingly strong enterprise adoption rates. The concurrent to the growth of BI has been increased investment in predictive analytics; R is not only the tool of choice but the ideal environment for advanced analysis. R is designed to be extensible and integrate within BI suites to incorporate advanced analytics into reports.

According to Gartner, "Buyers' increased focus on analytics has triggered innovation, and is proving disruptive to traditional business intelligence platform investments and the vendors that deliver them. Although deploying point solutions for specialized analysis problems can create new islands of functionality, innovative solutions are alluring to business users with problems to solve and budgets to spend."

"It's an honor to be recognized as a 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner, and we believe this to be indicative of the ever-increasing interest in R, particularly among business users," said Norman Nie, Revolution Analytics CEO. "At Revolution Analytics, we have accelerated enterprise adoption of R by adding key features like big data analysis, integration and user experience."

Revolution Analytics makes predictive analytics accessible to every type of user and budget through its flagship Revolution R product. Available in both a workstation version and an enterprise server offering, Revolution R is an affordable, next-generation predictive analytics platform that outperforms legacy solutions. Revolution R Enterprise is designed to scale and meet the mission-critical production needs of large organizations such as Merck, Bank of America and Acxiom, while Revolution R Workstation offers productivity and development tools for individuals and small teams that need to build applications and analyze data.

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About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source R project for statistical computing. Led by predictive analytics pioneer Norman Nie, the company brings high performance, productivity and enterprise readiness to R, the most powerful statistics language in the world. The company's flagship Revolution R product is designed to meet the production needs of large organizations in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing and media. Used by over 2 million analysts in academia and at cutting-edge companies such as Google, Bank of America and Acxiom, R has emerged as the standard of innovation in statistical analysis. Revolution Analytics is committed to fostering the continued growth of the R community through sponsorship of the Inside-R.org community site, funding worldwide R user groups and offers free licenses of Revolution R Enterprise to everyone in academia.

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