Company: Revolution Analytics
The Lowdown: Palo Alto, Calif.-based Revolution Analytics offers software and services that support users of "R," the open-source programming language for developing statistical software and data analysis applications. Founded in 2007, Revolution Analytics offers both commercial and free "community" versions of its Revolution R software. Last month Revolution Analytics issued a challenge to users of analytical software from SAS Institute, offering to convert SAS code to R for free to demonstrate that Revolution R Enterprise can produce the same results. Revolution Analytics works with a range of professional service, technology, OEM and VAR partners: Last week the company struck a deal with IBM to run Revolution R Enterprise on the IBM Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance.