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Mark Troester 1
SAS: Big play for Hadoop

Hadoop – it’s not just hype! The community has shown tremendous interest in our plans for Hadoop – what will be supported, when it will be available, and so on. We’ve been blogging about big data and provided early plans for Hadoop, including SAS/ACCESS support for Hadoop. Well, it's official:

Mark Troester 0
Privacy bargain and big data security

I recently presented a session on big data at the 13th Annual Privacy and Security hosted by the Province of British Columbia and held in Victoria. There were a number of interesting discussions and presentations that relate to privacy and security ramifications of big data. The discussion was timely given

Mark Troester 3
Introducing SAS Information Management

Several of my recent posts have introduced the need for leveraging a strategic approach to information management backed by industry luminaries such as Gartner. Now it’s time to take a look at our definition of Information Management and discuss how it can be used by IT to effectively manage their

Mark Troester 0
#GartnerChat on Big Data

I participated in a lively TweetJam discussion sponsored by Gartner last Friday. In addition to learning that the iPhone twitter app is not the easiest way to read and tweet quickly, there were a number of interesting observations shared by the participants, along with a good bit of humor. We

Mark Troester 1
The end of tactical Data Integration

My last post focused on the business and technical aspects that are driving the need for a more strategic approach to managing data and information assets. This post discussed the natural  progression from data integration to data management.  The data integration market has gone through evolutionary changes over the last

Mark Troester 3
"Outdated Data Management" & the 21st Century

Following on my Data Integration is Old News post, we are advising organizations to move to a more strategic way of managing their data, an approach that we refer to as Information Management. Going forward, you can expect to hear much more about this topic from SAS, but I thought

Mike Ames 0
EL-T Technique 1: Batch Loads with Teradata Example

This is the first post of a multi-part series on EL-T integration. Lately I’ve been inundated with requests for information about SAS’ ability to do EL-T style (Extract Load then Transform) integration with Data Integration Studio, especially in Teradata shops that use SAS, so we thought it would be useful

Mark Troester 0
Hurwitz on SAS & Big Data: Experience Matters

Mike Ames and I recently had an opportunity to talk to Fern Halper and Judith Herwitz from Hurwitz & Associates as they are doing a 4 part blog series on vendor views on big data and big data analytics. You can view Fern's blog post about the SAS perspective here. Here

Mark Troester 2
Data Integration is old news!!

This may be controversial coming from someone that has worked with data his entire career, someone that has been involved with software vendors focused on data integration and access for the last 6 years, and someone that is responsible for product marketing for SAS data management capability, but I’ll say