After all these years of ORMs being discredited, one would think that folks intent on fashioning themselves as "data folks" would bite the bullet and learn about the RM and SQL. They are, in sum, only a bit of set theory. What quant would shy away from some basic maths? Maths is what quants do, right?
I guess not. An ORM for R has been announced. The end of the world is nigh.
What's even more perplexing: R can now be run, more or less, in-engine with all of the serious RDBMS. Why go backasswards?