Tag Archives: SAS High Performance Analytics

Software for High Performance Advanced Analytics

Strata+Hadoop World week is a good opportunity to update the list of platforms for high-performance advanced analytics.  Vendors are hustling this week to announce their latest enhancements; I’ll post updates as needed. First some definition.  The scope of this analysis includes software with the following properties: Support for supervised and unsupervised machine learning Support for distributed processing Open platform or multi-vendor

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SAS in Hadoop: An Update

SAS supports several different products that run “inside” Hadoop based on two different in-memory architectures: (1) The SAS High Performance Analytics suite, originally designed to run in dedicated Teradata and Greenplum appliances, includes five modules: Statistics, Data Mining, Text Mining, Econometrics and Optimization. (2) A second set of products — SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics and SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop

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Distributed Analytics: A Primer

Can we leverage distributed computing for machine learning and predictive analytics? The question keeps surfacing in different contexts, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to write an overview of the topic. The question is important for four reasons: Source data for analytics frequently resides in distributed data platforms, such as MPP appliances or Hadoop; In many cases, the

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Strata Report: Advanced Analytics in Hadoop

Here is a quick review of the capabilities for advanced analytics in Hadoop for five vendors at the recent Strata NYC conference: 0xData Alpine Data Labs Oracle SAS Skytree 0XData Product(s) H20 (open source project) h2o (R package) Description Smart people from Stanford with VC backing and a social media program.   Services business model with open source software.  H20 is an

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SAP and SAS Couple Up

SAS and SAP announced a “strategic partnership” today at the SAP TechEd show. According to SAS’ press release, SAP and SAS will partner closely to create a joint technology and product roadmap designed to leverage the SAP HANA® platform and SAS analytics capabilities. By incorporating the in-memory SAP HANA platform into SAS applications and enabling SAS’ industry-proven advanced analytics algorithms

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SAS and Hadoop

SAS’ recent announcement of an alliance with Hortonworks marks a good opportunity to summarize SAS’ Hadoop capabilities.    Analytic enterprises are increasingly serious about using Hadoop as an analytics platform; organizations with significant “sunk” investment in SAS are naturally interested in understanding SAS’ ability to work with Hadoop. Prior to January, 2012, a search for the words “Hadoop” or “MapReduce”

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SAS Global Forum Link-O-Rama

Google Alerts firing all day like an Uzi.  Quick summary. Cloudera hearts SAS.  Cloudera announced a “strategic alliance” with SAS today at SAS Global Forum.    According to the announcement, Customers are now empowered to quickly and easily analyze their data in Hadoop by connecting SAS directly to their Cloudera-powered Big Data repositories. Customers were also so empowered last year

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