SAS Viya is our latest extension of the SAS Platform and interoperable with SAS® 9.4. There were a number of SAS Viya presentations at SAS Global Forum 2018. In this series, we will review several of the most interesting talks. This post reviews Hadley Christoffels’ talk, A Need For Speed: Loading Data via the Cloud.
Tag: data management
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has received a lot of press over the last few years. Organisations have been discussing how to implement it, and it has often, if not routinely, been viewed as a challenge and a requirement, a box that needs to be ticked before everyone can
Lately, the media has again been focusing on the debate about how we can do more for society's vulnerable groups, including children. This is an important debate and an area that we at SAS already have much experience with: when you apply analytics to the right data, something important happens.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on 25 May 2018 pertains not only to organizations located within the EU; it applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location. Here are four selected SAS tools for GDPR that allow you to protect personal data in SAS reports by suppressing counts in small demographic group reports.
The release of SAS Viya 3.3 has brought some nice data quality features. In addition to the visual applications like Data Studio or Data Explorer that are part of the Data Preparation offering, one can leverage data quality capabilities from a programming perspective. Here is an overview of SAS Data Quality 3.3 programming capabilities.
In May of 2016, I expressed my personal excitement for the release of SAS 360 Discover to the SAS platform, and the subject of predictive marketing analytics. Since then, I have worked with brands across industries like sports, non-profits, and financial services to learn about valuable use cases. Before diving
Having been involved in some capacity in more than 100 Customer Intelligence (CI) sales and implementation cycles, one of the most common questions perspective clients ask me is: “What do we need to do to make this project successful?” Over the years, I have distilled six themes that ultimately determine
This is a continuation of my previous blog post on SAS Data Studio and the Code transform. In this post, I will review some additional examples of using the Code transform in a SAS Data Studio data plan to help you prepare your data for analytic reports and/or models. Create
SAS Data Studio is a new application in SAS Viya 3.3 that provides a mechanism for performing simple, self-service data preparation tasks to prepare data for use in SAS Visual Analytics or other applications. It is accessed via the Prepare Data menu item or tile on SAS Home. Note: A
A restaurant cannot survive without customers. It does not matter how cutting-edge or delicious its food, or how many Michelin stars it has earned. The equation is simple: If it has no diners, there will be no income, and the restaurant will go out of business. This insight could be
Cuando usted viaja, va de compras o se hospeda en un hotel espera recibir un servicio de primera, un trato amable y que se cumpla lo que le han prometido. Es lo que exigimos de las empresas y organizaciones con las que tratamos: tener una experiencia que cumpla con nuestras
Much has been written about the value that North Carolina’s Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services (CJLEADS) system has brought the state’s court personnel and law enforcement officers. CJLEADS integrates dozens of NC criminal justice and law enforcement data sets, a vast improvement over the state’s legacy processes. Law
How many of us have already failed to unsubscribe to newsletters or other email solicitations? For sure the link is there at the bottom of these emails, but who knows what happens when asking for unsubscribing. Consent has been for years limited to one “Do not call/contact” flag at the
In a recent Q&A session, SAS Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer Oliver Schabenberger mentioned a thought-provoking concept. When learning (new) information, you should be able to convey it to three different people: a “newbie” (someone who has never heard of the information before), an expert (someone
Here are some new tips for masking. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires your company to implement (quote) all necessary technical and organizational measures and to take into consideration the available technology at the time of the processing and technological developments. So, how can you comply with
You work with data. Data about your customers. It's likely that your customers' identity could be determined from the data you’ve collected. Starting in May 2018, a new data protection law will be in effect. This means you’re going to have to document which technical measures you’ve implemented to prevent your
When using conventional methods to access and analyze data sets from Teradata tables, SAS brings all the rows from a Teradata table to SAS Workspace Server. As the number of rows in the table grows over time, it adds to the network latency to fetch the data from a database
The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is very nearly upon us. The deadline is approaching, and we are very firmly into the transition phase. Should you panic? Definitely not. Instead, you must breathe and prioritise. Ask yourself what areas regulators and consumers are most likely to stumble
During the last two years, I have been involved in quite a number of meetings and conferences about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). My role has been to provide information about the regulation and its impact and what organisations need to do as a result. Known unknowns and
Welche Veränderungen bringt 2018 im Datenmanagement? Ich habe Experten nach ihrer Meinung zu den Technologietrends 2018 gefragt und sie mit meinen eigenen Erwartungen verglichen. Herauskristallisiert haben sich fünf große Trends, die uns meiner Ansicht nach dieses Jahr im Datenmanagement begleiten: 1. Datenbewegung wird wichtiger Cloud-Anbieter haben bereits gezeigt, wie einfach
What will 2018 unveil for the data management market? I searched expert opinions on technology trends for 2018 and matched them against my own to uncover the five major trends that I think we’ll see in data management this year: 1. Data movement becomes more important. Cloud providers have proven
At a time of unprecedented financial challenges – from payment shifts and regulatory mandates to aging populations – our nation’s hospitals are awash in data. Clearly, there is a need for analytics capabilities to make health care more efficient, cost-effective and satisfying to patients and providers alike. In the October
With SAS Data Management, you can set up SAS Data Remediation to manage and correct data issues. SAS Data Remediation allows user- or role-based access to data exceptions. When a data issue is discovered it can be sent automatically or manually to a remediation queue where it can be corrected
Behavioral health information technology (HIT) adoption efforts have struggled and are still plagued by a number of challenges. Since 2011, the federal government has incentivized the industry to the tune of $37 billion. However, according to US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) “psychologists, community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and others
Employers sometimes complain that new graduates are not ‘job ready’. Often this complaint is about soft skills, such as the ability to work in a team. Sometimes, however, it is about specific technical skills or knowledge required in the role. An example might be particular data science techniques, or perhaps
There is a buzz about ‘real-time’ analytics and its likely impact on decision-making, customer relationships and profitability. It is, to be fair, new and exciting, and therefore undeniably attractive. Part of the excitement may be because everyone can see the potential, and the cynicism has not yet set in. The
SAS Data Preparation 2.1 is now available and it includes the ability to perform data quality transformations on your data using the definitions from the SAS Quality Knowledge Base (QKB). The SAS Quality Knowledge Base is a collection of files which store data and logic that define data quality operations
The primary obstacle to becoming a data-driven business is that data is not readily available, leaving valuable insights unused in data silos. To overcome this hurdle, today’s companies are creating a new role: Chief Data Officers (CDO). Responsible for unlocking insights hidden in data silos, the CDO is tasked with