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SAS a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

CARY, N.C., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gartner Inc.'s August 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools places SAS in its Leaders quadrant, based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. This is the seventh consecutive year that SAS has been named a Leader. *

"With organizations continuing to develop data integration strategies that blend structured, unstructured and semi-structured data, it's important to select a data integration solution that can integrate a variety of data sources quickly," said Todd Wright, Global Product Marketing Manager for Data Management at SAS. "We believe inclusion in the Leaders quadrant further validates SAS' solutions and continued innovation in areas including self-service data prep and the introduction of machine learning to link data integration and data discovery."

According to Gartner, "The biggest change in the market from 2016 is the pervasive yet elusive demand for metadata-driven solutions. Consumers are asking for hybrid deployment not just in the cloud and on-premises (which is metadata-driven combined with services distribution), but also across multiple data tiers throughout broad deployment models, plus the ability to blend data integration with application integration platforms (which is metadata driven in combination with workflow management and process orchestration) and a supplier focus on product and delivery initiatives to support these demands."

Wright added, "SAS Data Integration technologies enable users to break down silos and ensure easy and fast access to the data they need. Because SAS' solution is built on a strong foundational metadata strategy with integrated data quality, we believe users can get analytics projects up and running faster with data they know they can trust."

SAS Data Integration technology can speed integration processes by up to 66 percent. Breaking down data silos helps users boost productivity, empower business users to access the data they need and be confident that the data is ready for anything.

Learn more about SAS Data Integration technology.

*Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Mark A. Beyer, Eric Thoo, Mei Yang Selvage, Ehtisham Zaidi, August 3, 2017.  In 2011-2012, SAS appeared as SAS-Data Flux.

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About SAS
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2017 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.

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