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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.

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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…

How TransUnion Maximizes Data Science Tools and Talent

Jul 11, 2016 |

You may know TransUnion as one of the credit bureaus that controls the interest rate on your new loan. But in fact the company does much more, and has solutions around fraud detection, collections, and marketing, among others. Read more…

10 Signs of a Bad Data Scientist

Apr 19, 2016 |

Data scientists are in hot demand and companies that previously didn’t even know what the job entailed are now scouring the world for the very best. The problem is, what is the best? Read more…

Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. Read more…

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What’s Driving the Data Prep Market? TDWI Digs In

Jul 8, 2016 |

It’s no secret in the analytics community that data quality is a problem. But how big a problem is it? TDWI, a respected provider of data warehousing insights, shed some light on the topic with a new report. Read more…

Predictive Analytics Now In Reach Of the Average Enterprise, Forrester Says

Apr 7, 2015 |

The average enterprise is better positioned than ever to take advantage of advanced analytic software, says Forrester Research, which put out its annual power rankings for advanced analytic tool vendors last week. Read more…

Data Analytics Used to Spot Certification Test Cheaters

Apr 21, 2014 |There has been much media coverage lately about standardized testing in American schools as well as fundamental changes to college entrance exams. But employers also have issues preventing cheating on professional certification and licensing exams. Read more…

How To Boost Your Big Data Salary

Jan 21, 2014 |The best way to boost your salary in 2014 may be to learn a new data analytics tool. According to the 2013 Data Science Salary Survey from O'Reilly, there was a strong correlation between data scientists and analysts who used the highest number of tools and those who had the highest salaries. What's more, those who used open source tools, such as R and Hadoop, tended to bring home more bacon than those who used commercial products, such as SAS and Teradata. Read more…

Analytics 3.0: A Blend of Big Data and Old Techniques

Jun 13, 2013 |Big data may appear to be a new trend, and refer to volumes, velocities, and variability that didn't exist a few years ago. To some extent that's true. But in the biggest companies, big data is really just a continuation of a decades-old trend toward "more data." As these companies bring new technologies such as Hadoop and in-memory processing into their data centers, a new approach to building analytic systems is emerging, which is called Analytics 3.0. Read more…

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UNC Charlotte Receives Research and Software Grant From SAS

Apr 9, 2014 |Utilities lack a strong pipeline of data scientists to tackle tough industry-business concerns. Analytics leader SAS has stepped up with a research and software grant, including energy forecasting technologies, to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC). Multidisciplinary engineering coursework combined with practical data applications are expected to attract new students to the field. Read more…

SAS Updates MDM Software

Apr 2, 2014 |As organizations seek more insight from their data, the ability to organize and manage the data pouring in from an ever-growing list of sources is critical. To help organizations better access, manage and use data from any source, SAS has updated its SAS Master Data Management and SAS Federation Server software. Read more…

SAS Releases New In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop

Mar 25, 2014 |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 data. Read more…

Registration Still Open for SAS Global Forum

Mar 20, 2014 |Here’s more proof that big data and analytics are white hot: The world’s premier analytics conference, SAS Global Forum, has achieved record registration this year. Read more…

Data Science Technologies to Host Seminar On Big Data Analytics

Mar 10, 2014 |Data Science Technologies (DST), a subsidiary of StorIT Distribution and a pioneer in the Big Data Analytics solutions and services space, today announced its inaugural event on Big Data Analytics for customers and partners on March 18, 2014 at The Westin Mena Siyahi in Dubai. The event titled 'The Big Data Analytics Power Lunch' is a joint effort by DST and SAS to offer customers complete insights into harnessing their structured and unstructured, optimizing this data to grow their business further and demonstrate the features and benefits of using SAS Visual Analytics. Read more…