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, about the access engine that SAS has developed for Hadoop. 

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What are your challenges with big data? Are you using Hadoop?


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Brendan Bailey

Multimedia Project Manager

Brendan Bailey is a Multimedia Project Manager in Video Communications and New Media department at SAS, where he manages the production of studio webcasts, demos, promotional videos and more. Brendan has produced the Inside SAS Global Forum video series since its inception in 2008, and has developed similar interview-style programming for the forecasting and data mining conferences and, most recently, Analytics 2011. Brendan also maintains the SAS YouTube channel. Joining SAS in 1987, Brendan spent his first 10 years in the Quality Assurance department, testing SAS/Graph software. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina.

1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    I am not clear where SAS come into picture with Hadoop technologies?
    Can anyone explain briefly about Hadoop and SAS?
    Thanks a lot.

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