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  • 22 January 2013 09:07

SAS is "powerhouse" in big data analytics, says independent research firm

Report notes SAS' 36-year history of providing analytics software

SAS was ranked a leader in the recent report, " The Forrester Wave: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q1 2013" The importance of big data analytics was underscored by Forrester Research Inc. when it noted in the report that predictive analytics can drive breakthrough business outcomes.

The report says that among the 10 vendors evaluated, SAS is "an analytics powerhouse" and, along with another vendor, an "unshakable leader" in the analysis of big data predictive analytics solutions. The ratings were based on three categories and SAS scored highest among all vendors in each:

• Current offerings • Strategy • Market presence

Forrester evaluated 26 SAS products in its study, demonstrating the breadth of the SAS analytics portfolio. Other vendors had from one to 12 products evaluated. "Since 1976, SAS has provided enterprises with the industry's most powerful analytics which continue to support the world's largest data sets, now called big data," said Jim Davis, SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "With innovative new products such as SAS® High-Performance Analytics Server, SAS® Visual Analytics and SAS® DataFlux Event Stream Processing Engine we are leading the charge to meet new and fast-evolving customer needs."

"Regardless of data volume, analytics maturity or company size, SAS helps organisations uncover insight, and while every organisation may not have big data, they all have big data analytics problems," said Davis.

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