Open sourcing the R and Python language extensions for SQL Server

For the past decade, data science has become integral to many enterprise applications. Languages such as R and Python have left the realm of data scientists and are being used more frequently by data engineers supporting them. R and Python are the most popular data science languages currently for creating, training, and scoring models. Modernization has also accelerated the use of these languages leveraging the benefits of the cloud to enable in-database processing of machine learning algorithms and models.

In SQL Server 2016 through 2019, we added R and Python language support, which enable secure execution of R and Python programs