Ginger Grant

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Ginger Grant started working in business intelligence for a number of industries including transportation, insurance, and healthcare. Looking for answers in data led to advanced analytics and data science, where she currently creates systems to provide solutions to data questions. An active member of the data community, she is a MS MVP in Data Platform and regularly blogs at


Configuring R on SQL Server 2016

As people look to incorporate R code into their SQL Server environment there are a lot of questions surrounding how it works.  As R is very memory intensive, is it possible that people running R code will prevent other processes from running? What processes should be monitored to determine the impact of R code on SQL Server performance? Does the server need to have internet access to run R? Is it possible with R to consume server memory without even loading something onto the server? Why do you have to run R code as an external script within SQL Server?