Presented by:


Joe Conway

Crunchy Data

Joe Conway is an innovative leader with broad experience in a wide array of disciplines and extensive international business exposure. He has been involved with the PostgreSQL community since 1998, presently as a PostgreSQL Committer, Major Contributor, and Infrastructure Team member. He is also the author and maintainer of a PostgreSQL procedural language handler for the R language, PL/R. Joe is currently VP PostgreSQL Engineering at Crunchy Data Solutions and a Board Member at the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS).

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PL/R is a PostgreSQL extension that allows the use of R from within PostgreSQL for advanced analytics in a simple, efficient, and controlled manner. It has been available and actively maintained since January 2003. PL/R works with all supported versions of PostgreSQL, and all recent versions of R. It is used by thousands of people worldwide. Recent trends in big data favor bringing the analytics closer to the data – meanwhile PL/R has been quietly providing this service for over 10 years! This presentation will introduce the audience to PL/R, discuss the pros and cons of this approach to data analysis, take them through basic usage, and finally illustrate its power with a few advanced examples.

30 min
PGConf NYC 2014 [PgConf.US]