Beginning SQL Server R Services

Analytics for Data Scientists

Authors: Beard, Bradley

  • Covers brand new support in SQL Server for the R language
  • Appeals to data scientists and quantitative analysts who rely upon R for analyzing data and driving business decisions
  • Provides examples in SQL Server R Services, and in R Tools for Visual Studio
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About this book

Learn how to develop powerful data analytics applications quickly for SQL Server database administrators and developers. Organizations will be able to sift data and derive the business intelligence needed to drive business decisions and profit. The addition of R to SQL Server 2016 places a powerful analytical processor into an environment most developers are already comfortable with – Visual Studio. This book walks even the newest of users through the creation process of a powerful R-language tool set for use in analyzing and reporting on your data.


As a SQL Server database administrator or developer, it is sometimes difficult to stay on the bleeding edge of technology. Microsoft’s addition of R to SQL Server 2016 is sure to be a game-changer, and the language will certainly become an integral part of future releases. R is in fact widely used today in statistical and related applications, and its use is only growing. Beginning SQL Server R Services helps you jump on board this important trend by providing good examples with detailed explanations of the WHY and not just the HOW.

  • Walks you through setup and installation of SQL Server R Services.
  • Explains the basics of working with R Tools for Visual Studio.
  • Provides a road map to successfully creating custom R code.

What You Will Learn

  • Discover R’s role in the SQL Server 2016 hierarchy.
  • Manage the components needed to run SQL Server R Services code.
  • Run R-language analytics and queries inside the database.
  • Create analytic solutions that run across multiple datasets.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the R language itself.
  • Implement custom SQL Server R Services solutions.

Who This Book Is For

Any level of database administrator or developer, but specifically it's for those developers with the need to develop powerful data analytics applications quickly. Seasoned R developers will appreciate the book for its robust learning pattern, using visual aids in combination with properties explanations and scenarios. Beginning SQL Server R Services is the perfect “new hire” gift for new database developers in any organization.

About the authors

Bradley Beard is a professional software developer residing in the lovely city of Palm Bay, Florida. He started off designing websites using PHP and MySQL in the late 90’s, and gradually moved on to ColdFusion and SQL Server. His breadth of SQL Server experience began with SQL Server 7, mainly concentrated on SQL Server 2000, and then picked up again in SQL Server 2008. He earned his MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification in 2013, his MCSE: Business Intelligence certification in 2016, he was the Technical Reviewer for Mike McQuillan’s Introducing SQL Server, available from Apress, and he is the author of Practical Maintenance Plans in SQL Server, also available from Apress.

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eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $37.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2297-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning SQL Server R Services
Book Subtitle
Analytics for Data Scientists
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Bradley Beard
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2298-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2298-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2297-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 261
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 275 illustrations in colour
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