All of us at Revolution Analytics are pleased and gratified by the response we received from our academic and public service programs. Over the last 6 years, thousands of students and faculty have downloaded the full-featured version of Revolution R Enterprise (RRE) for free, making it possible for them work with the same professional software used by R savvy statisticians and data scientists in business and industry. Also, in 2014 we launched two initiatives to provide academic institutions and non-profit public service companies with site licenses for the nominal annual licensing fee of $999. Both the Academic Institution Program (AIP) and Public Service program (PSP) enabled qualifying institutions to install RRE on servers and Hadoop clusters without restrictions.
Now, seven months after Microsoft’s acquisition on Revolution Analytics all three of these programs are ending. They will be replaced by Microsoft programs that will make it even easier for individual students and institutions to get started with the newest release of the re-branded and enhanced version of RRE.
ISP participants may continue to use the software they have under the terms of the original license. Institutions currently participating in Revolution Analytics’ AIP and PSP programs will be contacted by Microsoft representatives. Please stay tuned for information on how RRE will become available to students, academic institutions and non-profits in the new year.