If you want to run R in the cloud, you can of course run it in a virtual machine in the cloud provider of your choice. And you can do that in Azure too. But Azure provides seven dedicated services that provide the ability to run R code, and you can learn all about them in the new R Developer’s Guide to Azure at Microsoft Docs. The services include:
Click on the links above for detailed documentation on how to run R in each of these services. Like all Microsoft Docs this guide is hosted in Github, so if you have suggestions for modifications or additions to this document, you can use the “Content Feedback” link to provide suggestions directly in the repository.
Microsoft Docs: R developer’s guide to Azure