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TidalScale and TIBCO Shatter Barriers to R Performance with Software-Defined Servers

Blog: The Tibco Blog

For the first time, organizations struggling to understand ever-larger data sets can achieve in-memory performance at any scale—and with no software changes. Read more on this new partnership here

TidalScale, the leader in Software-Defined Servers, announced today that it is collaborating with TIBCO to remove the traditional barriers to R performance. For the first time, organizations working in R to analyze large data sets need not pare back the breadth of their analyses to fit the memory constraints of their existing systems.

By combining TidalScale’s Software-Defined Server technology with TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR), organizations can quickly and easily combine multiple standard servers (aggregating their associated memory and cores) into a single virtual server running under a single instance of TERR. TERR is a predictive analytics tool that provides the R language in a highly scalable environment optimized for large in-memory data sets, and is tightly integrated with TIBCO analytics products, including TIBCO Spotfire and TIBCO StreamBase.

“Too many users limit the size of their problems and models to fit the in-memory capabilities of the systems they have on hand, which results in unacceptable delays in insight,” said Gary Smerdon, TidalScale CEO. “TidalScale’s Software-Defined Server technology delivers in-memory performance at any scale. We’re excited to bring this breakthrough in scalability to TIBCO’s own TERR analytics tool, which together allows users to continue to scale their work in R without a single change to their code.”

TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R brings enterprise-class stability and support to the ubiquitous R language. “TIBCO has worked for years to improve the scalability and usability of R, and today marks another milestone in that effort,” said Michael O’Connell, Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO. “This combination of TERR and TidalScale combines the richness of the R language in a convenient, full cycle of data preparation and modeling in a single, shared memory space.”

About TidalScale, Inc.
TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that simplify the way companies can apply computing resources to tackle big problems. TidalScale solutions deliver in-memory performance at any scale, are self-optimizing, use standard hardware and are compatible with all applications and operating systems. TidalScale is making it possible for more organizations to draw insights from big data faster, more easily, and with greater flexibility than ever before. Find out how TidalScale transforms the economics and time constraints of working with big data at

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