Just off a fantastic IT/Dev Connections 2016 that delivered a lot of great information from industry experts on SQL Server 2016, analytics, Big Data, and R, this new free eBook from Microsoft Press should be a great companion guide.
The book, Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016, won’t be at the same deep-dive level as the sessions you could attend at IT/Dev Connections, but it’s a great way to peak your interest in learning more. At 90 pages, here’s the book description:
The world around us—every business and nearly every industry—is being transformed by technology. SQL Server 2016 was built for this new world and to help businesses get ahead of today’s disruptions. With this free ebook, learn to install, configure, and use Microsoft’s SQL Server R Services in data science projects. R is one of the most popular, powerful data analytics languages and environments in use by data scientists.
Download it here: https://mva.microsoft.com/ebooks/
A free Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) account is required to download the book.