Shiny is the most popular framework among R users for developing dashboards and web applications. It is commonly used by statisticians and data scientists to present and share their work with broader groups. These dashboards are often developed inside the RStudio IDE and then published to hosting servers. RStudio IDE users have been enjoying the power of Databricks clusters and other workspace features since 2018. Now they can use Shiny on Databricks as well.
In this latest Data Science Central webinar, we will review how RStudio Server works on Databricks clusters and the advantages of running RStudio Server inside the Unified Data Analytics Platform. We will introduce a new addition to the Unified Platform for R users on Databricks: support for Shiny applications. This webinar will include a demo that will focus on the lifecycle of developing and testing Shiny applications inside hosted RStudio Server, as well as what can be done with a high-bandwidth connection to a powerful Apache Spark cluster.
Hossein Falaki, Tech Lead – Databricks
Sean Welch, Host and Producer – Data Science Central