Watch Now: Escape from Big Data Restrictions

Stephen Overton from Overton Technologies, LLC discusses the features of OLAP technology in business intelligence reporting. tags: big data, Livestream, SAS Global Forum

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7 tips for finding big data talent

SAS has long believed that demand for people with analytics skills will continue to grow - especially given the big data challenges ahead. In fact, we love the way that Google's Chief Economist Hal Varian talks about this explosion in growth:  statisticians will be sexiest job of the next decade.  This […]

Friday's Innovation Inspiration - Consolidated reporting for big data

With an exponential growth in transactions, it may be hard to get a clear, single view of customer interactions. ICICI Bank , India's second largest bank, needed a single system that could replace multiple (complex to maintain) reporting systems - enterprise wide. The challenge - finding a solution to handle its growing […]

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Data mining 101: Ask the right questions

It's hard to get away from data these days, especially Big Data. The news is full of stories about how fast it's accumulating, about technologies for capturing and analyzing it, and about the creative ways organizations are using it. Pundits have even dubbed personal data the “new oil” that will […]

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Big data in small bites

Sigurd Hermansen, from Westat, got his idea for breaking big data into small pieces after watching Jim Goodnight dissect a blade server to show the power high-performance analytics has processing for big data. Goodnight also demonstrated how Visual Analytics Explorer transfers the data from the servers to a workstation and […]

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Why use Hadoop?

You may still believe that Hadoop is going to solve all of the world’s problems with big data. It won’t. Hadoop is a framework for storing large-scale data processing with both pros and cons for organizations.  Christopher Stevens, from Greenplum, explained that Hadoop is rapidly becoming the go-to for big […]

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Friday's Innovation Inspiration - A billion rows on the fly

The first time that I saw a demonstration of SAS Visual Analytics Explorer was awesome, but it didn't give me goosebumps. I got goosebumps the size of golfballs during SAS Global Forum Opening Session when Dr. Goodnight sat down at a computer screen and began to demonstrate how effortlessly users can […]

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Friday's Innovation Inspiration - High-performance analytics with Jim Goodnight

One of the coolest things that I saw at SAS Global Forum was Dr. Goodnight dissecting a hologram of a SAS high-performance server and describing how the technology works with analytics. This is the height of innovation. You have got to watch this!     Here are a few great […]

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SAS R&D Senior Director on 'seeing' trends in big data

You saw Justin Choy and Dr. Goodnight demonstrate the amazing capabilities of SAS Visual Analytics on stage during Opening Session and the Technology Connection at SAS Global Forum. I heard a lot of ooohs and ahhhs (Some were from me, I'll admit.). I also had conversations with SAS users later […]

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SAS, big data and Hadoop

Many companies are challenged not only with analyzing big data, but with storing and accessing the data. In some cases, organizations can choose an open source storage solution to reduce costs. One popular open source solution is Hadoop. Anna Brown is talking with Paul Kent, Vice President Big Data at SAS, […]

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