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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud by Joseph D’Antoni, Denny Cherry, Stacia Varga

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Chapter 6. More analytics

Better and faster analytics capabilities have been built into SQL Server 2016. Enhancements to tabular models provide greater flexibility for the design of models, and an array of new tools helps you develop solutions more quickly and easily. As an option in SQL Server 2016, you can now use SQL Server R Services to build secure, advanced-analytics solutions at enterprise scale. By using R Services, you can explore data and build predictive models by using R functions in-database. You can then deploy these models for production use in applications and reporting tools.

Tabular enhancements

In general, tabular models are relatively easy to develop in SQL Server Analysis Services. You can build such a solution directly ...

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