This week Microsoft released Microsoft R Server (MRS) version 9.0, built on top of the latest open source R engine. This release has several exciting new capabilities, best-of-breed machine learning algorithms, simplified operationalization of R models, and support for Spark 2.0, to name a few.

“I am proud of the many MRS enhancements that our team has delivered during this calendar year, including support for Hadoop, Spark, Linux, Teradata and HDInsight, and the addition of R analytics to SQL Server 2016,” wrote Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. “With this latest release, you have access to a powerful tool, one that supports popular operating systems and a variety of data sources, helps you create sophisticated analytics models and deploy them in the real world, efficiently and at scale.”

Microsoft R Server 9.0 is available for download from MSDN and Visual Studio Dev Essentials. For more on this new, please check out the Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog.