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Supported Platforms for Microsoft R Server

Heidi Steen|Last Updated: 12/22/2016
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This article specifies supported operating systems, distributions, and database platforms for all supported versions of Microsoft R Server, Revolution R Server, and Revolution R Workstation.

Microsoft R Server 9.0.1

This release of R Server is built atop Microsoft R Open 3.3.2, which is based on R-3.3.2.

All supported operating systems are 64-bit only

Microsoft R Server 1

  • Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS 6.x and 7.x
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04

Microsoft R Server for Teradata 1

  • Teradata Database 14.10, 15.00, 15.10
  • Operating System: SLES11

Microsoft R Server for Hadoop 1

  • Hadoop Distributions: Cloudera CDH 5.5-5.8, Hortonworks HDP 2.3-2.5, MapR 5.0-5.2
  • Operating Systems: RHEL 6.x and 7.x, SUSE SLES11, Ubuntu 14.04 (excluding Cloudera Parcel install on Ubuntu)
  • Spark versions: 1.6 and 2.0. Not all supported versions of Hadoop include a supported level of Spark. Specifically, HDP must be at least 2.3.4 to get a supported level of Spark.

1 After installation, you can configure R Server to operationalize your R analytics. Due to an ASP .Net Core dependency, operationalization is currently supported only on:

  • Windows: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016
  • Linux: CentOS/RHEL 7.x, Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 Note: Projected availability on SLES in 2017
  • Hadoop: Linux-based edge nodes on CentOS/RHEL 7.x, Ubuntu 14.04


Microsoft R Server 8.0.5

This release of R Server is built atop Microsoft R Open 3.3.2, which is based on R-3.3.2.

Operating Systems (64-Bit only)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x and 7.x, or CentOS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11)

Microsoft R Server for Teradata

  • Teradata Database 14.10, 15.00, 15.10
  • Operating System: SLES11

Microsoft R Server for Hadoop

  • Hadoop Distributions: Cloudera CDH 5.5-5.7, Hortonworks HDP 2.3-2.4, MapR 5.0-5.1
  • Operating Systems: RHEL 6.x and 7.x, SUSE SLES11
  • Spark version: 1.5.0-1.6.1 (if using Spark). Not all supported versions of Hadoop include a supported level of Spark. Specifically, HDP must be at least 2.3.4 to get a supported level of Spark.

DeployR

Microsoft R Server 8.0.3

This release of R Server is built atop Microsoft R Open 3.3.2, which is based on R-3.3.2.

This Windows-only release as Microsoft R Server for Windows is part of SQL Server 2016. Learn more about Microsoft R Server for Windows. The installation instructions are covered in this setup guide.

Microsoft R Server 8.0

This release of R Server is built atop Microsoft R Open 3.3.2, which is based on R-3.3.2.

Microsoft R Server 8.0, formerly known as "Revolution R Enterprise", is supported on the platforms listed below.

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 through 10 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux - 5.x and 6.x (64-Bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, SP3 (64-Bit)

Linux platforms require 64-bit processor with x86-compatible architecture.

Hadoop Distributions

  • Cloudera CDH 5.0 - 5.4 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M3 v3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M5 v3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M7 v3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3 on RHEL 6.x

MapR 4.0.2 requires the mapr-patch-4.0.2.29870.GA-30600; contact MapR to obtain the patch.

EDW Platforms

  • Teradata Database 14.10/SLES 10.x
  • Teradata Database 14.10/SLES 11.x
  • Teradata Database 15.0, 15.10/SLES 10.x
  • Teradata Database 15.0, 15.10/SLES 11.x

Additional Hadoop Distributions Supported as HDFS Data Sources via ConnectR (includes technical support for the open-source RHadoop project):

  • IBM Big Insights 1.4.1, 2.0 HDFS
  • Intel Hadoop(IDH) 1.03, 2.2 HDFS
  • Pivotal HD 1.0 HDFS

DevelopR and DeployR

  • DevelopR is only supported on Windows platforms or Windows emulators, and accessible via Windows Remote Desktop for remote Windows servers. Install DevelopR on a separate Windows workstation, or on a Hadoop edge node or additional Linux or Windows server.
  • DeployR browser requirements: Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher, Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1 and higher, Google Chrome 28.0 and higher.

Revolution R Enterprise 7.4 and 7.4.1 Workstation

This release of R Server is built atop of Revolution R Open 8.0.3, which is based on R-3.1.3.

Revolution R Enterprise Workstation is licensed for a single named user, and available in two editions: Entry and Power. DevelopR is only supported on Windows platforms.

  • Revolution Enterprise Workstation — Entry Edition: One desktop or laptop, 1-4 cores.
  • Revolution Enterprise Workstation — Power Edition: One desktop or laptop, 5-8 cores. For machines with more than 8 cores, use Revolution R Enterprise Server.
  • Revolution R Enterprise Workstation is supported on the following platforms:
    • 64-Bit Windows 7
    • 64-Bit Windows 8
    • 64-Bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x, 6.x

Revolution R Enterprise 7.4 and 7.4.1 Server

This release of R Server is built atop of Revolution R Open 8.0.3, which is based on R-3.1.3.

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 through 8 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 through 2012 (64-Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x through 6.x (64-Bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, SP3 (64-Bit)

Linux platforms require 64-bit processor with x86-compatible architecture.

Clusters and Grids

  • Platform LSF 7, 9 on 64-bit RHEL 5.x through 6.x
  • 64-Bit Windows Server 2008 SP2/HPC Pack 2008

Hadoop Distributions

  • Cloudera CDH 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 on RHEL 6.x
  • Hortonworks HDP 1.3 on RHEL 5.x through 6.x
  • Hortonworks HDP 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M3 v2.02, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M5 v2.02, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M7 v2.02, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 on RHEL 6.x

EDW Platforms

  • Teradata Database 14.10/SLES 10.x
  • Teradata Database 14.10/SLES 11.x
  • Teradata Database 15.0/SLES 10.x
  • Teradata Database 15.0/SLES 11.x

Additional Hadoop Distributions Supported as HDFS Data Sources via ConnectR:

  • IBM Big Insights 1.4.1, 2.0 HDFS
  • Intel Hadoop(IDH) 1.03, 2.2 HDFS
  • Pivotal HD 1.0 HDFS

Revolution R Enterprise 7.3 Workstation

This release of R Server is built atop of R-3.1.1.

Revolution R Enterprise Workstation is licensed for a single named user, and available in two editions: Entry and Power.

  • Revolution Enterprise Workstation — Entry Edition: One desktop or laptop, 1-4 cores
  • Revolution Enterprise Workstation — Power Edition: One desktop or laptop, 5-8 cores. For machines with more than 8 cores, use Revolution R Enterprise Server.

Revolution R Enterprise Workstation is supported on the following platforms. DevelopR is only supported on Windows platforms.

  • 64-Bit Windows 7 through 8
  • 64-Bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x, 6.x

Revolution R Enterprise 7.3 Server

This release of R Server is built atop of R-3.1.1.

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 through 8 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 through 2012 (64-Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x through 6.x (64-Bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 (64-Bit)

Linux platforms require 64-bit processor with x86-compatible architecture.

Clusters and Grids

  • Platform LSF 7, 9 on 64-bit RHEL 5.x through 6.x
  • 64-Bit Windows Server 2008 SP2/HPC Pack 2008

Hadoop Distributions

  • Cloudera CDH 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 on RHEL 6.x
  • Hortonworks HDP 1.3 on RHEL 5.x through 6.x
  • Hortonworks HDP 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M3 v2.02, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M5 v2.02, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 on RHEL 6.x
  • MapR M7 v2.02, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 on RHEL 6.x

EDW Platforms

  • Teradata Database 14.10/SLES 10.x
  • Teradata Database 14.10/SLES 11.x
  • Teradata Database 15.0/SLES 10.x
  • Teradata Database 15.0/SLES 11.x

Additional Hadoop Distributions Supported as HDFS Data Sources via ConnectR

  • IBM Big Insights 1.4.1, 2.0 HDFS
  • Intel Hadoop(IDH) 1.03, 2.2 HDFS
  • Pivotal HD 1.0 HDFS

Revolution R Enterprise 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 for Windows

Revolution R Enterprise for Windows include RevoScaleR, the R Productivity Environment (RPE), and ParallelR. Approximately 300MB free disk space is required for a full install of Revolution R Enterprise. We recommend at least 2GB of RAM to use Revolution R Enterprise.

Supported 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms:

  • Windows XP SP2 (applies to 64-bit only)
  • Windows XP SP3 (applies to 32-bit only)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 (version 6.1 and higher)
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 (applies to 64-bit only)
  • Windows Server 2012 (applies only Revolution R Enterprise 7.2 only)

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 clusters are required to use the distributed computing features of RevoScaleR.

Note: This excludes Revolution R Enterprise for IBM PureData System for Analytics, R for Hadoop and Revolution R for Teradata. Please contact Technical Support - support@revolutionanalytics.com for the latest compatibility information for these platforms.

Revolution R Enterprise 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 for Linux

Revolution R Enterprise for Linux includes RevoScaleR and ParallelR. Approximately 300MB free disk space is required for a full install of Revolution R Enterprise. We recommend at least 2GB of RAM to use Revolution R Enterprise.

Supported 64-bit Linux platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux v11 SP3

Platform LSF 7 or later is required to use the distributed computing features of RevoScaleR

Note: This excludes Revolution R Enterprise for IBM PureData System for Analytics, R for Hadoop and Revolution R for Teradata. Please contact Technical Support - support@revolutionanalytics.com for the latest compatibility information for these platforms.

Revolution R Enterprise 6.x for Windows

Revolution R Enterprise 6.x reached end of life in January 2016 and will stop being supported July 2016.

Revolution R Enterprise for Windows includes RevoScaleR, the R Productivity Environment (RPE), and ParallelR. Approximately 300MB free disk space is required for a full install of Revolution R Enterprise. We recommend at least 2GB of RAM to use Revolution R Enterprise.

Supported 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms:

  • Windows XP SP2 (applies to 64-bit only)
  • Windows XP SP3 (applies to 32-bit only)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 (version 6.1 and higher)
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 (64-bit only)

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 clusters are required to use the distributed computing features of RevoScaleR.

Note: This excludes Revolution R Enterprise for IBM PureData System for Analytics, R for Hadoop and Revolution R for Teradata. Please contact Microsoft Support for the latest compatibility information for these platforms.

Revolution R Enterprise 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 for Linux

Revolution R Enterprise 6.x reached end of life in January 2016 and will stop being supported July 2016.

Revolution R Enterprise for Linux includes RevoScaleR and ParallelR. Approximately 300MB free disk space is required for a full install of Revolution R Enterprise. We recommend at least 2GB of RAM to use Revolution R Enterprise.

Supported 64-bit Linux platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

Platform LSF 7 or later is required to use the distributed computing features of RevoScaleR.

Note: This excludes Revolution R Enterprise for IBM PureData System for Analytics, R for Hadoop and Revolution R for Teradata. Please contact Microsoft Support for the latest compatibility information for these platforms.

End of Life versions

On 10/22/2015, we announced the End of Life for Platform LSF and Microsoft HPC for clustering solutions. Support will end on 12/31/2016. Please contact Microsoft if you have questions about alternatives.

The following versions have reached the end of life and are no longer available or eligible for Technical Support.

  • Revolution R Enterprise 6.x
  • Revolution R Enterprise 5.0
  • Revolution R Enterprise 4.3 & 4.2
  • RevoDeployR 1.2 & 1.1
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