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Old 11-07-2017, 01:26 AM
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Why not R?
The main reason is that we're using Spark which supports 3 languages (Python, Scala, and Java). Our cloud computing service (Azure) offers an out-of-the-box solution for parallel processing - our datasets are a few TB in size which would be too much for R to handle on a single machine.

Azure also offers a parallel solution for R, which I haven't tried yet. I'm mainly using Spark because a big client of ours is using it.
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