R Services in SQL Server 2016

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Hello AZSSUGers, we are excited to have Fred Benardella and (Venus) Xiuqing Lin present on using R services in SQL Server 2016 for our November 2016 meeting in Tempe.


New in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – R Services. We will review getting started with these new services, the different ways to call R using SQL server. Then we will dive into the details with examples. R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.

Speaker Bios:
Venus Lin – Student graduating in May 2017 with a Master of Science, Information System Management. Currently working as a Supply Chain Supervisor at Source Direct Imports in Phoenix, AZ. She spends her free time doing data analysis, statistical sleuthing, and learning as much as she can about Microsoft SQL Server.

Fred Benardella – Senior System Analyst at Optum, a division of United Health Group and a graduate student in Information System Management.


• 4:30-4:45pm: Sign-in & network
• 4:45-5:00pm: Announcements & Intro
• 5:00-6:00pm: Presentation
• 6:00-6:15pm Q&A, wrap-up, clean-up

Sponsor: AZSSUG

Parking Options:

- Garage parking is $1.50 per 30 minutes or $12 for 4 hours or more. They accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. They do not accept American Express.
- There are parking meters in front of the building. The cost is 25¢ per 10 minutes, and may be paid in increments of 80 minutes at a time.
- There are light rail and bus stops at S Mill Ave and 3rd Street. After arriving at the stop, walk north on S Mill Ave for two short blocks. Microsoft is on the NE corner of S Mill Ave and E Rio Salado Pkwy in the Hayden Ferry Lakeside building. For further information and direction, please visit http://www.valleymetro.org
- We are approximately a ¼ mile walk from Tempe Beach Park (http://bit.ly/2fmJwhx), where there is limited FREE parking (parking lot is at 250 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281).
- Alternate FREE parking location when Tempe Beach Parking Lot is closed for special events is parking at Tempe Center for the Arts (http://bit.ly/2eESlmQ) (700 W Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281).