|[February 11, 2014]
SAS Readies Groundbreaking Big Data Analytics for Hadoop
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
SAS (News - Alert) is developing an interactive analytics programming environment for
the open source Hadoop framework based on SAS in-memory technology. By
enabling enterprises to draw deep insights from big data assets faster
and with greater precision, the new software will boost the bottom line,
reduce risk, improve customer understanding and increase opportunities
In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop will enable multiple users to
simultaneously and interactively manage, explore and analyze data, build
and compare models, and score massive amounts of data in Hadoop. The
Hadoop open source framework is widely considered the future of big
data. Expected in the first half of 2014, SAS' software will greatly
boost productivity for data scientists.
"SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop loads Hadoop data once and keeps it
in memory for multiple analyses within a session - across multiple
users," said Oliver Schabenberger, SAS Senior Director, Analytic Server
Research and Development. "Compare that to approaches that require
writing data to disk. All that data shuffling is extremely inefficient
with big data."
The SAS in-memory architecture offers unprecedented speed - an absolute
requirement for finding value in massive amounts of data. The same
in-memory analytics technology that powers the popular SAS
Visual Analytics also underpins SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop.
"Data scientists, modelers and statisticians no longer need a patchwork
of tools because we're eliminating the need for different analytic
programming languages. SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop supports the
entire range of analytics, providing a fast, powerful and comprehensive
means for collaborative analysis," said Schabenberger.
Among the numerous supported statistical and achine learning modeling
techniques in SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop are: clustering,
regression, generalized linear models, analysis of variance, decision
trees, random decision forests, text analytics and recommendation
Please visit the SAS booth (#701) at the Strata event or attend "Fast
and Furious - Big Data Analytics Meets Hadoop," at 1:30 p.m. in Ballroom
G where the presentation will include demonstrations of SAS In-Memory
Analytics for Hadoop and other products under development by SAS.
analyst firm IDC
expects Hadoop to reach $812.8 million in sales in 2016 - a compound
annual growth of 60.2 percent. SAS anticipates customers will similarly
continue deploying big data architecture to glean big insights.
represents significant benefit to enterprises whose accumulated data
holds tremendous value. SAS is committed to providing the industry's
best analytics to those deploying this promising big data architecture,"
said Wayne Thompson, SAS Chief Data Scientist. "SAS supported big data
customers before big data was the buzz. As the technology evolves we're
meeting changing needs, as our customers have come to expect."
He noted that SAS' strategic relationships with Cloudera
provide customers industry-leading analytics within their favorite
Hadoop spreads data over large clusters of commodity servers and
performs processes in parallel. It also detects and handles failures,
which is critical for distributed processing. In addition to low
distributed hardware cost and the safety net of data redundancy,
Hadoop's notable advantages include:
Parallel processing - Hadoop's distributed computing model can process
huge volumes of data.
Scalability - Hadoop systems can be grown easily by adding more nodes.
Storage flexibility - Unlike traditional relational databases, data
does not need to be preprocessed for storage, and Hadoop easily stores
To learn more about Hadoop and big data analytics, please view this
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