Tag Archives: SAS Visual Analytics

How to Buy SAS Visual Analytics

Stories about SAS Visual Analytics are among the most widely read posts on this blog.  In the last two years I’ve received many queries from readers who complain that it’s hard to get clear answers about the software from SAS. In software procurement, the customer has bargaining power until the deal closes; after that, power shifts to the vendor.  

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Big Analytics Roundup (March 23, 2015)

This week, Spark Summit East produced a deluge of news and analysis on Apache Spark and Databricks.  Also in the news: a couple of ventures landed funding, SAP released software and SAS soft-launched something new for SAS Visual Analytics. Analytic Startups Venture Capital Dispatch on WSJ.D reports that Andreeson Horowitz has invested $7.5 million in AMPLab spinout Tachyon Nexus.  Tachyon

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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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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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