New Version of SAS Analytics Platform




sas150.pngSAS 9.4 is the new version of SAS Business Analytics platform that will be released in June. As the foundation for all SAS analytics products, the SAS Business Analytics platform has been improved to offer a set of features that accommodate requirements demanded by customers and new industry standards.

The platform is cloud enabled, and supports both private and public clouds. There are also several feature improvements in the following areas:

  • Analytics—support for simultaneous multiple variable forecasting, scenario analysis, and decision trees

  • Mobile—collaboration features such as annotations and sharing, and integration with mobile device management systems

  • Platform—support for Windows 64-bit versions


Additional improvements to the analytics platform include enhanced Hadoop integration, as well as the ability to run in-database processes for the Hadoop big data infrastructure.

Baldwin C. Golangco, president and chief executive officer of SM-MCI, one of SAS' first customers, commented:
We process vast amounts of transaction data every day so that customers can accurately see accrued loyalty points. Our data store is an extremely rich market-data source for all retail spending in the Philippines. We needed a more powerful tool to gain insights on customer buying behaviors and creating more effective promotions. SAS Visual Analytics has proven to be the right choice.

For existing customers this is a good opportunity to incorporate these new offerings and expand/improve their existing analytics platform with more big data and cloud-based interactions. New customers have the opportunity to acquire an improved cloud-ready analytics platform with interesting new capabilities.

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