03 July 2013

Revolution Analytics Launches New Office in London

London, UK – 03 July 2013 – Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for the open source R project, today launched their European leadership team and business strategy. Their new London office will host the European team headed by Neil Miller, Managing Director for international business units. Neil Miller will spearhead the company’s growth in Europe and APAC.

With more than two million global users and an established presence in academic research dating back to the 1990s, the open source R programming language is emerging as the de facto standard for computational statistics and predictive analytics. Many UK and continental European universities use R as the statistical tool of choice for undergraduate and post graduate studies. This has created an established talent pool of R users that have come into businesses over the last five years in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, utilities and media.

Established in 2007, Revolution Analytics already has over 200 customers globally, and an extensive technology partner ecosystem which includes, IBM, Teradata, Hortonworks, and Cloudera. The company provides Revolution R Enterprise workstation and server software for organisations that need a high performance, Big Data, analytics platform at a fraction of the cost of legacy analytics vendors. 

Neil Miller sees the R phenomenon being rapidly adopted by European businesses in ever increasing numbers, “Our website is used as a global source of information for R and we are seeing significant demand from Europe. The UK, Germany, and France are driving this trend. We believe European companies are ideally positioned to reap the benefits of the highly educated talent pool of data scientists coming out of our top universities. With global brands like Google, Twitter, Facebook and CapitalOne using R to drive business innovation and data scientist productivity, R is becoming the language of choice for the next generation of statisticians. Our mission is to work with businesses to help them understand the power of Revolution R Enterprise and exploit the business advantages it brings in scalability, analytic innovation, performance and lower cost. We are already seeing huge interest in Revolution Analytics in Europe with over 100 customers engaged with us at various stages of the buying cycle over the last few months.”

The opening of the Revolution Analytics EMEA office in London has been welcomed by London Tech City. Benjamin Southworth, Deputy CEO, commented: “London is now the digital capital of Europe due to its heritage of creativity and innovation, and its easy access to the financial centre of the city which makes it an excellent strategic location for large companies to base themselves. We welcome the news that Revolution Analytics has chosen to base its European headquarters here and the expertise they’ll bring to the Tech City community.”

Source: Revolution Analytics