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Revolution Newsletters Issue 48 February 2014


In case you missed our announcements in the last couple of weeks, we'll catch you up to date in this month's edition of our newsletter. If you are at Strata this week, stop by booth 610 for a chat!

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Your editor,
David Smith, VP Marketing and Community
david@revolutionanalytics.com
Twitter:@revodavid

Featured Announcements

We announced a new pricing program for Academic Institutions and Public Service Organizations. Site licenses for $999.00 will help to promote the use of R on university campuses and assist groups doing vital research contributing to the public good.

This week we launched Revolution R Enterprise for AWS Marketplace. You can spin up a 14 day trial and/or pay by the hour/vCPU.

Revolution News

Every month, we bring you the latest news about Revolution's products and events in this section. Follow us on Twitter at @RevolutionR or subscribe to our company page on LinkedIn for up-to-the-minute news and updates from Revolution Analytics!

Webinars

Building and Deploying Customer Behavior Models 20FEB14 @10:00 AM, PST
Intelligent marketing requires intelligent analytics. Building, validating and deploying customer behavior models has, historically, been a long, complicated and resource-intensive process. With the volume and velocity of data continuing to get bigger and faster, marketers have long been playing catch up; waiting months for data scientists and IT departments to develop and deploy models and processes that are already out of date by the time they are put into production. This webinar will demonstrate how marketers can easily harness the power of big data without having to be an expert coder or statistician with LityxIQ and RRE 7.0. We’ll also show how the experienced data scientist can more efficiently support their business users by building and deploying complex models much more quickly than before. We’ll provide case studies that describe how to build, validate, and deploy customer behavior models such as acquisition and churn in record time.

Find the Hidden Signal in Market Data Noise 18MAR14 @10:00 AM, PST
True price discovery, volume and trading patterns can only be achieved by in-depth cross market analysis. High precision market analysis requires an enterprise data management platform able to deliver high performance for capture and query. OneTick delivers on the performance and data quality these types of market analysis demand. In this webinar we will demonstrate the value of advanced analytics by looking at computing price volatility and an Option Pricing business case. The inputs from U.S. equity and options markets measure and calculate volatility, Option Greeks and theoretical option values. Data analysis reveals unique observations, patterns and the possibility for predicting future values. Precise analytics and exploiting price deviations between theoretical option values and the market is at the core of modern option pricing and trading.

Revolution Analytics in the News

Learn What @RevolutionR Does and Who They Do It for in This Conversation Between @RevoDavid and@Scobelizer
By Bob Gourley, Analyst One, December 5, 2013

Sand Hill 50 “Swift and Strong” in Big Data
By Shirish Netke and M.R. Rangaswami, Sand Hill, January 8, 2014

Smart Money: Venture Capital for Analytics 2013
By Thomas Dinsmore, Portofortune, January 13, 2014

Big Data Analytics Expert Predictions
By Staff, Webopedia, January 14, 2014

60+ R Resources to Improve your data skills updated
By Sharon Machlis, Computerworld, January 16, 2014

How to Recruit Big Data Talent When You're Not Google or Facebook
By Staff, Global Big Data Conference, January 16, 2014

Revolution Analytics Announces New Programs for Academic and Nonprofit Institutions
By Daniel Gutierrez, Inside Big Data, February 6, 2014

Amazon Web Service Now Offers R on Demand
By Joab Jackson, PCWorld, February 10, 2014

Events

Strata Conference: Santa Clara "Making Data Work" - February 11-13, 2014, Santa Clara, CA
Please visit our booth #610 and find out how Revolution Analytics can help you retool your analytics infrastructure and lead your market into the future. For more information, please visit the Strata website.

Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit - Las Vegas, NV - March 31-Apr 2, 2014
Gartner BI & Analytics Summit 2014 gives you the information you need to apply new BI and analytics technologies to your company to improve performance management, generate new revenue and drive progress toward business goals. The Summit will provide you with actionable insight on big data, on leadership and in making the business case for analytics — insight that you can implement immediately back at the office. For $300 off your registration fee, please use our discount code BISP44.

2014 Hadoop Summit - Amsterdam, Netherlands - April 2 & 3, 2014
Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community, is coming to Europe. This two-day event will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture.

AcademyR - Training and Education

Current AcademyR Training Calendar
Here's your link to all scheduled trainings around the world. We offer in-classroom and virtual course formats. If you don't see the course or dates you need, please contact us to schedule an onsite course at your organization.

AcademyR Full Course Catalog
Download our course catalog to plan for your training needs throughout the year.

Featured Archive Video:
Creating Value that Scales with Revolution Analytics and Alteryx
If you missed this webinar, you can now view or download to see how Alteryx and Revolution Analytics combine to support power predictive analytics users and analysts alike to: create high-value R-based analytics with any data including Big Data in Hadoop; deploy enterprise-scale, predictive analytics for on-demand use by any user; and deliver business insights to a broader audience in hours not weeks.

R News, Tips and Tricks from the Revolutions blog

The Revolutions blog brings you daily news and tips about R, data science and open source. Here are some recent highlights, and you can find more articles in our monthly roundup.

Princeton’s “Introduction to R” guide, with a focus on linear and logistic regression.

The rxDForest function in the RevoScaleR package fits random forests of histogram-binning trees.

Two tutorials on using the xts package to analyze and plot time series data.

In a video interview with Trevor Hastie, John Chambers recounts the history of S and R.

Hadley Wickham introduces the dplyr package, with its “grammar of data manipulation".

The new choroplethr package makes it easier to create data maps in R.

Upcoming R User Group Events

Every month, we highlight some upcoming events from the R Community Calendar.

Have you completed your sponsorship applications for 2014?

Please let us know if we're missing your R user group. If you're interested in starting a local R user group in your area, Revolution Analytics offers sponsorships for both new and established groups—and has published some tips for starting a new R user group.

Interested in joining Revolution Analytics? We're hiring, so check out our careers page! www.revolutionanalytics.com/career-opportunities