## Chapter 9. The Future of R - Big, Fast, and Smart Data

Congratulations on reaching the final chapter. In the last part of this book we will review the Big Data approaches presented earlier and will discuss the future of Big Data analytics using R . Whenever possible you will be provided with links and references to online and printed resources which you may use to expand your skills further in selected topics on Big Data with R. After reading this chapter you will be able to:

Summarize major Big Data technologies available on the market and explain how they can be integrated with the R language

Indicate the current position of R and its distributions in the landscape of statistical tools for Big Data analytics

Identify potential opportunities for future development of the R language and how it can become an integral part of Big Data workflows