Worried about what might kill you? You should have attended Gartner Symposium

I recently attended Gartner’s IT Symposium, Gartner’s premier IT event. Since I’m not a fantasy city fan – sorry Disney, I mean Orlando, or was I in Las Vegas? - I was heavily motivated  to attend the conference sessions. Although one can hardly scratch the surface of the content that […]

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Hadoop usage scenarios: How will you leverage it?

By now we have all heard how Yahoo uses Hadoop to optimize the user experience by ad and content targeting. We know that Hadoop is well suited for analysis or processing that can be distributed in a parallel fashion on multiple nodes. We know it’s great for managing big data. […]

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Big data defined: It's more than Hadoop

Volume, Variety, Velocity – how many times have you heard that lately? The “3 V’s” are commonly used to describe big data by various vendors and analysts. Forrester extends this by introducing “Variability” as a 4th V – this addresses the fact that you need to design for agility due […]

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Research announcement for analytics in the cloud

Talk about a collision, what can be more hyped now than analytics and the cloud - unless you throw in "big data," and well, quite honestly, that's related too! SAS co-sponsored research on predictive analytics in the cloud with James Taylor and Decision Management Solutions. The research focused on the […]

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Prove It!

I was fortunate to participate in the SAS Power Series event that was held in Minneapolis recently. This event brought together seasoned analytic users from a variety of companies to share their experiences, successes and challenges as they strive to leverage analytics to help drive their business. Although the business […]

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Would you rather analyze or prepare?

Are you one of those people that love doing analysis? If so, there is nothing quite like analyzing customer patterns, revenue trends, inventory levels, cost optimization, etc. -- especially when you can use that analysis to make changes that will optimize your business. But before you can start the analysis, […]

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Announcing SAS Data Management & Integration Technical Forum and Blog

Many of us in the SAS world are responsible for the data that feeds the various business intelligence, analytics and business solutions provided by SAS. We’ve been involved in data integration, data migration, data quality, ETL / ELT, data access projects that support SAS solutions or are used for other […]

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