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Microsoft to buy Revolution Analytics, pushing further into big data

23/01/2015 by Sharon Shahzad


Microsoft this morning announced a deal to buy Revolution Analytics, the top commercial provider of software and services for the open-source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics.

“We are making this acquisition to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics,” says Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft corporate vice president for machine learning, in a post announcing the deal.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Revolution Analytics is based in Mountain View, Calif., with offices in London and Singapore.

This is the second acquisition made by Microsoft this week in the Big Data market with a recent take over of big-data start-up firm Equivio in a bid to boost Office 365. Microsoft are progressively expanding in data analytics, how many more big data firms will Microsoft gobble up this year?

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