R is the leading analytics tool in the industry and widely used for statistics and data modeling. It can easily manipulate your data and present in different ways. It has exceeded SAS in many ways like capacity of data, performance and outcome. R compiles and runs on a wide variety of platforms viz -UNIX, Windows and MacOS. It has 11,556 packages and allows you to browse the packages by categories. R also provides tools to automatically install all packages as per user requirement, which can also be well assembled with Big data.