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SAS® In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop delivers value from big data
|By Business Wire
|March 24, 2014 01:01 PM EDT
With its new SAS®
In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop, SAS is rapidly becoming the
analytics platform of choice for the Hadoop open source framework,
considered the future of big
SAS, the global leader in analytics (per IDC
continues to innovate with new software that makes it easier for data
scientists and statisticians to transform big data into value.
The new offering enables multiple users to simultaneously and
interactively manage, explore and analyze data, build and compare
models, and score massive amounts of data in Hadoop. Its interactive
analytics programming environment for Hadoop is based on SAS in-memory
By enabling enterprises to draw deep insights from big data assets
faster and with greater precision, SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop
boosts the bottom line, reduces risk, improves customer understanding
and increases opportunities for success.
“We look forward to working with SAS on SAS In-Memory Statistics for
Hadoop serving as the recommendation engine in our surprize customer
loyalty program,” said Herbert Bucheli, Head of Business Analytics
Services at the Aduno Group, a Swiss cashless payment service provider.
“Customers in our loyalty program accrue credits for using our services
and may use those towards other purchases. The new SAS software’s
recommendation engine will quickly build personalized offers for each
customer based on history within our big data repository. SAS In-Memory
Statistics for Hadoop is expected to be a good fit for this project,”
The SAS in-memory architecture offers unprecedented speed – an absolute
requirement for finding value in massive amounts of data. The same
in-memory analytics technology that powers the popular SAS
Visual Analytics data visualization software also supports SAS
In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop.
SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop supports numerous statistical and
machine learning modeling techniques, including: clustering, regression,
generalized linear models, analysis of variance, decision trees, random
decision forests, text analytics and recommendation systems.
“Many of our customers are turning to Hadoop as their big data
architecture. With innovative products like SAS In-Memory Statistics for
Hadoop, SAS is becoming the choice for data management and analytics to
draw value from Hadoop and the volumes of big data organizations are
accumulating,” said Wayne Thompson, SAS Chief Data Scientist.
“SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop supports a wide range of analytical
activities, while taking advantage of our in-memory technology to get
blazing fast results,” said Thompson.
analyst firm IDC expects Hadoop to
reach $812.8 million in sales in 2016 – a compound annual growth of 60.2
percent. SAS anticipates customers will similarly continue deploying big
data architecture to glean big insights.
SAS’ strategic relationships with partners like Cloudera
provide customers with industry-leading analytics within their favorite
Hadoop spreads data over large clusters of commodity servers and
performs processes in parallel. It also detects and handles failures,
which is critical for distributed processing. In addition to low
distributed hardware cost and the safety net of data redundancy,
Hadoop’s notable advantages include:
Parallel processing. Hadoop’s distributed computing model can process
huge volumes of data.
Scalability. Hadoop systems can be grown easily by adding more nodes.
Storage flexibility. Unlike traditional relational databases, data
does not need to be preprocessed for storage, and Hadoop easily stores
To learn more about Hadoop and big data analytics, please view this
Today's announcement was made at SAS
Global Forum, the world's largest gathering of SAS users, attended
by more than 4,500 business and IT users of SAS software and solutions.
Select sessions and keynotes from the user conference will be livestreamed.
SAS is the leader in business
analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor
in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS
helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and
deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been
giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
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