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SAS has been focusing on in-memory analytics recently with its new Visual Analytics products for instance. Teradata and SAS have been working together to enable these in-memory products for Teradata customers and today announced a new appliance. The expansion to the Teradata Appliance for SAS, Model 750 now supports SAS High Performance Analytics (HPA) Products, [...]

I got a briefing on SAS Factory Miner, to be officially released in July. SAS Factory Miner is designed to help organizations scale their analytic efforts, enabling them to solve more problems, faster, more accurately and without adding resources. SAS generally presents the analytic lifecycle with two main loops – a discovery one and a [...]

Marie Wieck came back to discuss how to create the kind of composable business  IBM discussed on day 1. It’s critical, she says, to keep customers at the center and drive a new process from this. It’s key to use data to make better decisions, and it’s important to have the kind of scalable infrastructure [...]

Ford and IBM kicked off IBM IMPACT 2013 with a discussion of the amount of code (and the number of sensors) in a modern car to control everything from safety systems, self parking and more. This means that Ford has to get good at developing software, and software suitable for use in the car as [...]

Phil Francisco came up to talk about the new PureData System for Hadoop. He began by pointing out that just because something is open source does not mean there are not real costs involved. To make Hadoop adoptable and usable for enterprises, easier consumption is needed. Hence the PureData Hadoop appliance designed to simplify building, [...]

Next up is Inhi Suh focusing on the Big Data platform announcements. She began by reiterating the various use cases Bob mentioned earlier: Enrich your information base by analyzing more data faster Improve customer interaction with richer view of customer Reduce risk and prevent fraud in security/intelligence Optimize infrastructure and monetize data Gain IT efficiency [...]

I am attending the IBM Big Data Management launch today and will do my best to blog it as it happens. Steve Mills, on video, kicked things off. Steve began by pointing out that the price performance boost of recent years has made a whole new class of use cases reasonable. In particular more data [...]

Big Data Analytics #sassb

Paul Kent, VP of Big Data, came up next and gave a white board talk with no slides. His initial focus was on parallel processing for analytics, something that SAS has been working on for a while and that is key to their HPA and Big Data approaches. He points out that some problems (min [...]

High-Performance Analytics from SAS consists of SAS Grid Computing, SAS In-Database Analytics and SAS In-Memory Analytics. The latter component has a new addition in the form of SAS High-Performance Analytics (SAS HPA), which was announced in Dec. 2011. SAS HPA is appliance-ready software that uses hardware from database partners (Teradata or EMC Greenplum) for high [...]

Fuzzy Logix is an advanced analytics software solution and services company headquartered in Charlotte North Carolina, with offices in Cupertino California, Richmond, Virginia and distribution channels throughout the world. Fuzzy Logix provides an in-database analytics solution, supporting both in-database model construction and in-database scoring.  They also offer in-GPU solutions, which allow users to access potentially [...]

Oracle Advanced Analytics is a new Oracle database option (announced today) that bundles Oracle R Enterprise and Oracle Data Mining (reviewed previously). With this release, R becomes a first class native interface for the Oracle database along with SQL and the graphic interface that ships with Oracle Data Mining.  This allows analytic modeling code to [...]

Update – Zementis

I got a chance to catch up with Zementis. I last got an update from them on the product back in May 2010 when they released 3.0 with their support of Drools as well as PMML. Zementis is reporting good momentum with large customers such as the US Army and Verizon as well as a [...]

Revolution Analytics and Netezza have recently announced a partnership. Netezza has a strong history of being associated with customers that are focused on “big data” problems and advanced analytics. As a result they have been delivering in-database analytics to bring these analytics closer to the data. Their approach allows customers and partners to bring Java, [...]

IBM WebSphere update

Helping clients transform their business is the theme. In the rapidly changing world, transformation is not optional and it doesn’t come easy. IBM talks about a “culture of adaptability” and about complex business ecosystems that pull together capabilities from multiple companies as part of delivering new products and services. IBM’s recent focus has been on [...]

Jim Goodnight wrapped up the SAS Executive Global Forum. He began by talking about the changing hardware environment for analytics – the explosion of multi-core chips in particular – and how this has driven a massive re-design in SAS as they take all the SAS products and make them support multi-threaded, multi-core set ups. Two [...]

10 announcements at SAS Global Forum – some in the technology arena mostly around partnerships, some specific to solutions areas like customer intelligence, one industry specific one and several related to customers and their use of analytics. Ketih Collins, CTO of SAS, started talking about the high performance computing announcements with EMC Greenplum and Teradata. [...]

Warning, long post follows – SAS has a lot of products and even this summary was a lot. A big session on the product portfolio – 2010 and 2011 highlights in some specific focus areas. New releases in 2010 included: Customer Link Analytics – released in Q1 this product focused on using links between customers [...]

Carl Farrell came up to talk about sales enablement and execution. 2010 was an interesting year in the Americas as the recovery was very inconsistent between countries in the Americas and across verticals. Strong growth in First Year Fees – 21% in US, 15% in Canada and 56% nearly in Latin America (with the Southern [...]

SAP Run Better Tour Keynote

Running smarter is the key theme of the BI 4/EIM4 launch (though the online event is apparently not running at all, let alone running smarter). The launch of the two together – Business Intelligence and Enterprise Information Management –is deliberate on SAP’s part. Information is power and being able to discover, integrate, cleanse and use [...]

First Look – Microsoft Analytics

I got an update from Microsoft recently. We covered lots of different products in and around data/analytics – some public, some under NDA. Microsoft is making a serious investment in SQL Server as well as into SharePoint and Excel. BI tools, they say, are not getting to most people and Microsoft sees this as an [...]