Can SAS Data Management get you to soccer on time?

A soccer fairy tale Imagine it's Soccer Saturday. You've got 10 kids and 10 loads of laundry – along with buried soccer jerseys – that you need to clean before the games begin. Oh, and you have two hours to do this. Fear not! You are a member of an advanced HOA […]

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SAS Event Stream Processing with Hortonworks – The future is now

Even the most casual observers of the IT space over the last few years are bound to have heard about Hadoop and the advantages it brings. Consider its ability to store data in virtually any format and process it in parallel. Hadoop distributors, such as Hortonworks, can also provide enterprise-level […]

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Top 5 data quality mistakes organizations make

.@philsimon lists the gravest data-quality errors.






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Finding the balance between short- and long-term big data storage

Back before storage became so affordable, cost was the primary factor in determining what data an IT department would store. As George Dyson (author and historian of technology) says, “Big data is what happened when the cost of storing information became less than the cost of making the decision to […]

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Where does Hadoop fit into an effective data strategy?

.@philsimon on the convergence between tools such as Hadoop and strategy.






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SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop nicely tied into YARN (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, Cheryl Doninger described how SAS Grid Manager can extend your investment in the Hadoop infrastructure. In this post, we’ll take a look at how Cloudera Manager helps Hadoop administrators meet competing service level agreements (SLAs). Cloudera Manager lets Hadoop admins set up queues to […]

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SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop nicely tied into YARN (Part 1)

If you'd like to extend your investment in the Hadoop infrastructure, SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop can help by enabling you to colocate SAS Grid jobs on your Hadoop data nodes. It works because SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop – which is Cloudera certified – is integrated with the native […]

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Self-service data preparation transforms data professionals into data rock stars

When my band first started and was in need of a sound system, we bought a pair of cheap yet indestructible Peavey speakers, some Radio Shack microphones and a power mixer. The result? We sounded awful and often split our ear drums from high-pitched feedback and raw, untrained vocals. It took us years […]

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Beyond the boundaries of structured data: Part two

How many times have you gone onto a website, put a few things in a shopping cart, and then exited the Internet? I do it all the time. Sometimes when I log on to that site during my next visit, those same items are still in my cart – ready for purchase. I find […]

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Will Hadoop replace the data warehouse?

Twenty-five years ago (when I was 12 years old), we realized that data, across the corporation, was not integrated. Nor did our data let us predict the future by looking at the past. So we started creating these stores of historical data soon to be called “data warehouse.” Here are […]

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