Organizations have an increasing amount of data that can be converted into information that offers the ability to make better decisions, find new opportunities, and improve efficiency. R is a critical advanced analytics tool that many organizations use to turn data into usable information. While the R language is comparatively easy to learn, it is still a traditional, written, computer programming language. Unfortunately, this fact alone limits the potential diffusion of R across most organizations, reducing its potential benefit to an organization.
Alteryx is a platform for data blending and advanced analytics. Its objective is to empower a greater number of individuals across an organization to successfully accomplish these tasks, improving the overall performance of an organization. Alteryx uses R as a key element in powering much of its advanced analytics capabilities, in a much easier to approach interface. Alteryx itself is best viewed as both a data pipelining engine and a visual programming framework.
In this talk, we introduce ourselves, highlight the benefits we provide our customers, particularly as it relates to R, and cover some of the things we do to help support the R community.