|[March 24, 2014]
SAS® Visual Analytics customers get a double shot of updates
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
Relying increasingly on insight from data to make critical decisions,
business leaders are demanding more from supporting technologies. They
expect software to handle data, regardless of source and size, analyze
all information and provide quick answers to complex questions.
SAS has heard its customers and delivered - in just three months - two
significantly more powerful versions of its red-hot data visualization
Visual Analytics. More than 1,500 customers already benefit from SAS
Visual Analytics, which combines data visualization and data discovery.
They, and those ready to step up to graphical insight, will see faster
and easier data loading, new text and unstructured data analytics, more
reporting features and improved mobile device capabilities.
"The SAS Visual Analytics team has led SAS' move to agile development,
which helps us optimally meet customer needs," said Jim Davis, SAS
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "Our customers must
move quickly in fast-changing markets. SAS is committed to delivering
the analytics innovation they need."
Telecommunications is one such volatile industry that will benefit from
rapid delivery of new SAS capabilities. Telecom Italia (News - Alert), for example,
tapped SAS Visual Analytics to add in-memory analytics and advanced data
visualization to its geomarketing system, simplifying the
decision-support and operational processes for technical and commercial
"SAS Visual Analytics helps us identify network shortcomings and make
fast improvements," says Fabrizio Bellezza, Telecom Italia Vice
President of National Wholesale Services and Head of Market Development.
"SAS also allows us to calculate the statistical correlations between
various KPIs for more effective analysis."
Based on SAS in-memory processing technology, SAS Visual Analytics is
not only ideal for departmental or workgroup applications; it can also
take on big
data. Business professionals can spot opportunities such as new
businesses or areas for improvement in less time than it takes to pour a
cup of coffee. SAS in-memory innovation requires no data movement or
user programming for its fast analytical processing.
Customers can choose how to deploy SAS Visual Analytics. Available for
on-site licensing, SAS Visual Analytics scales from workgroups on a
departmental server up to massive environments, including enterprise
deployments supporting multiple lines of business and the Hadoop
big data architecture. SAS supports Cloudera and Hortonworks Hadoop
distributions. Customers can also use SAS Visual Analytics in a cloud
The key strength of SAS Visual Analytics is integrated analytics from
the world's leading advanced analytics supplier. Industry analyst IDC's Worldwide
Business Analytics Software 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares
report says SAS represents 36.2 percent of advanced analytics
deployed by customers. All of the other named providers combined total
just 24.9 percent.
Highlights of enhancements in December 2013 and March 2014 versions:
Text analytics lets users explore customer comments or Twitter (News - Alert) streams
to find opportunities.
Word cloud and network diagram visualizations quickly show influences
Enhanced mobile features for Apple (News - Alert) iOS7 and Android devices improve
usability on the go.
Easy, self-service data import and improved data preparation bring in
data from 17 sources; parallel loading includes data from Cloudera,
Greenplum, Hortonworks, Oracle (News - Alert) and Teradata.
KPI and metric-based alerts are triggered by user-defined business
Integration with Microsoft (News - Alert) Office provides easy access through
Additional graphic, animation and display options paint even better
Please read this whitepaper
to learn how SAS Visual Analytics turns big data into valuable insight.
Today's announcement was made at SAS Global Forum, the world's largest
gathering of SAS users, attended by more than 4,500 business and IT
users of SAS software and solutions. Select sessions and keynotes from
the user conference will be live
SAS is the leader in business
analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor
in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS
helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and
deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been
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