Oracle R Distribution is an Oracle-supported redistribution of open source R. Oracle R Distribution is provided as a free download from Oracle and comes pre-installed on Oracle Big Data Appliance. Oracle R Distribution is part of Oracle's overall strategy for Big Data. Oracle R Distribution facilitates enterprise acceptance of R, since the lack of a major corporate sponsor has made some companies concerned about fully adopting R.
Why Oracle R Distribution?
Improve scalability and performance at R client and database with Oracle R Enterprise embedded R execution
Dynamically load linear algebra performance libraries for Intel's Math Kernel Library (MKL), AMD's ACML, and Sun Performance Library for Solaris, which enables optimized, multi-threaded math routines to provide relevant R functions maximum performance on targeted hardware