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SAS Executive Viewpoint 2012

Dr Goodnight kicked it off the executive viewpoint at the 2012 SAS Inside Intelligence session. SAS had another growth year in 2011 ($2.7B and growth of 12.1%) as Jim highlighted both its continued investment in new buildings around the world and the fact that many SAS locations around the world, and SAS overall, continue to [...]

One of the hot topics these days in analytics is “in-database” or “in-warehouse” analytics. I have blogged about multiple products in this space including the work SAS has done with Teradata, Aster, DB2 , Netezza  and Greenplum, the work Revolution Analytics has done with Netezza, Angoss and FuzzyLogix (described in this report). With all this [...]

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 [...]

I caught up with SAS recently to discuss their high-performance computing products. SAS’ high performance computing products are designed to address some known customer challenges such as underutilized computing resources, rapidly growing data volume and complexity, unnecessary data movement, and slow time to results because underlying hardware infrastructure is maxed out. Add in a general [...]

Jim Falgout of Pervasive DataRush presented on best practices for custom big data applications. I have spoken to Jim before, when I reviewed DataRush.  Jim sees the big data challenges as being driven by both complexity (high performance computing problems like fluid dynamics, climate modeling) and data size (internet scale data for web indexing and [...]

First Look – Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave Software is a company I know through their acquisition of Visual Numerics (VNI) (first reviewed here). Owned by Battery Ventures, Rogue Wave operates independently and is profitable. Their objective is to create scale in the development tool and embeddable component space focusing on high-performance computing – both in the traditional HPC environments and [...]