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SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services with R.

By : Julie Koesmarno, Tomaž Kaštrun
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SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services with R.

By: Julie Koesmarno, Tomaž Kaštrun

Overview of this book

R Services was one of the most anticipated features in SQL Server 2016, improved significantly and rebranded as SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services. Prior to SQL Server 2016, many developers and data scientists were already using R to connect to SQL Server in siloed environments that left a lot to be desired, in order to do additional data analysis, superseding SSAS Data Mining or additional CLR programming functions. With R integrated within SQL Server 2017, these developers and data scientists can now benefit from its integrated, effective, efficient, and more streamlined analytics environment. This book gives you foundational knowledge and insights to help you understand SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services with R. First and foremost, the book provides practical examples on how to implement, use, and understand SQL Server and R integration in corporate environments, and also provides explanations and underlying motivations. It covers installing Machine Learning Services;maintaining, deploying, and managing code;and monitoring your services. Delving more deeply into predictive modeling and the RevoScaleR package, this book also provides insights into operationalizing code and exploring and visualizing data. To complete the journey, this book covers the new features in SQL Server 2017 and how they are compatible with R, amplifying their combined power.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Summary

This chapter has covered the installation of Machine Learning Services (in-database), the configuration of the services and how to administrate the services. It has also explored the installation of missing packages and covered security and the resource governor. In the last section, the chapter also gives an explanation of how to use external procedures and the sp_execute_external_script with all arguments. Several examples have been covered through digging into security issues and the installation of missing packages. The installation of missing packages was heavily dependent on the article in SQLServerCentral.

An introduction to machine learning services and using an external procedure will be the foundation for all of the following chapters, which will all heavily rely on a good understanding of configuring and using this procedure.

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