Tag: sas

Python Eats Into R as SAS Dominance Fades

Aug 15, 2016 |

A new survey of data science tools shows that Python usage is quickly gaining steam among advance analytic professionals, at the expense of both R and SAS.

Last month the executive recruiting firm Burtch Works published the latest results of an ongoing “flash survey” Read more…

TaxBrain Brings Open Data Science to Federal Models

Aug 10, 2016 |

Some of the most important decisions made in Washington D.C. are influenced heavily by sophisticated computer models refined over the course of decades. However, most of the models are proprietary, which hinders the ability to improve them and to weigh underlying assumptions that affect the results. Read more…

Webinar: Data Management for Advanced Analytics and More from SAS and Hortonworks

Dec 17, 2015 |

As rearview analysis moves into our rearview mirror, it’s time to explore the new world of iterative and exploratory analysis. Join us as we discuss how Hortonworks and SAS work in concert to bridge the gap between data sources and advanced analytics. Read more…

Which Type of SSD is Best: SATA, SAS, or PCIe?

Dec 3, 2015 |

So you’ve decided to implement solid state drives (SSDs) to speed up your access to data. That’s great! But now comes the tough part: picking the right drive to use. Read more…

Why Big Data Is a ‘How’ at UPS, Not a ‘What’

Oct 26, 2015 |

“Take care of little things and big things will take care of themselves.” That was the advice shared by UPS’ Senior Director of Process Management Jack Levis, who presented a keynote Monday at SAS Analytics 2015 conference about the company’s decades-long journey from descriptive to prescriptive analytics. Read more…

A Tournament of Machine Learning Champions

Jun 16, 2015 |

Behind today’s powerful predictive applications are machine learning models that identify patterns in the data. But getting these models trained and tuned is not an easy process. Analytics giant SAS thinks it has a solution with a new offering called Factory Miner that allows you to run tournaments to pick the best machine learning model for a particular data set. Read more…

Eight Ways Analytics Powers Fraud Detection

Jan 30, 2014 |Fraud is a fact of life in companies around the world. Whether you work in financial services, retail, or manufacturing, there is somebody trying to rip off your company in one way or another. Armed with the right data analytics, however, companies have a fighting chance to detect the fraud as it occurs within their own company. Read more…

HortonWorks Reaches Out to SAS and Storm

Oct 18, 2013 |Hortonworks this week revealed a new partnership with SAS that will enable the analytics giant to use its tools to analyze data stored in Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution. It also announced plans to integrate the Apache Storm stream processing engine into its distribution, and to ship a preview by the end of the year. Read more…

Hadoop Sharks Smell Blood; Take Aim at Status Quo

Jun 7, 2013 |There may be blood is in the water as major Hadoop sharks, Cloudera and MapR, roll out new campaigns and messaging aiming directly at the turf of the traditional database management systems. Does their hype match up with reality? Not everyone thinks so. Read more…

The Transformational Role of the CIO in the New Era of Analytics

Jun 6, 2013 |Computing is still in its infancy, says Keith Collins, CTO for SAS, who believes that analytics and “big compute” are the new paradigm for the foreseeable future. Datanami spoke with Collins about the shift that is underway and what it means for organizations that are experiencing this evolution. Read more…