Win-Vector LLC has recently been teaching how to use `R`

with big data through `Spark`

and `sparklyr`

. We have also been helping clients become productive on `R/Spark`

infrastructure through direct consulting and bespoke training. I thought this would be a good time to talk about the power of working with big-data using `R`

, share some hints, and even admit to some of the warts found in this combination of systems.

The ability to perform sophisticated analyses and modeling on “big data” with `R`

is rapidly improving, and this is the time for businesses to invest in the technology. Win-Vector can be your key partner in methodology development and training (through our consulting and training practices).

J. Howard Miller, 1943.

The field is exciting, rapidly evolving, and even a touch dangerous. We invite you to start using `Spark`

through `R`

and are starting a new series of articles tagged “R and big data” to help you produce production quality solutions quickly.

Please read on for a brief description of our new articles series: “R and big data.” Continue reading New series: R and big data (concentrating on Spark and sparklyr)