Ginger Grant, Data Platform MVP discusses Machine Learning with R and some Custom Reports for SQL 2016 R Services.
Everything that exists is an object.
Everything that happens is a function call.
-- John Chambers, Advanced R
Microsoft Open R is the enhanced distribution of R, which provides the ability to create your own enterprise MiniCRAN, reproduce results between package version snapshots, parallelism/multithreading, and is portable across Windows, Linux, and OSX. Enterprise is constantly looking for stability, and https://mran.microsoft.com/faq/#change-repos provides this with fixed snapshots across all OpenR users.
RStudio hopped on the Jupyter Notebook bandwagon a couple months ago.
In 2017, we will have SQL Server 2016 with Microsoft OpenR and R Notebooks, running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux along with Hortonworks HDP...
Getting Started with PHP 7 SQL Server and Azure SQL Database on Linix Ubuntu with Apache
And something completely unrelated, perhaps useful, Yet Another Network Tester, with multithreading and CPU affinity.