For those of you just getting interested in Big “Data” and/or “Advanced Analytics”, the addition of R through Oracle R Enterprise could leave them wondering "What is R?"
R is an open-source language and environment for statistical computing and data visualization, supporting data manipulation and transformations, as well as sophisticated graphical displays. R has been receiving a lot of attention recently, although it’s been around for over 15 years. Corporate data analysts and statisticians often know R and use it in their daily work, either writing their own R functionality, or leveraging existing open source packages, that support a wide range of statistical and data analysis capabilities often specific to individual fields, such as bioinformatics, finance, econometrics, medical image analysis, and others
And here is where the second question comes, especially from experts in the field who use R anyway, why use “Oracle’s Enterprise version”?