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Are there benefits to deploying business analytics on grid computing platforms? IDC says yes. This white paper on the value of grid computing and other HPC technologies for business analytics is based on recent IDC research studies on business analytics and high-performance computing, as well as the evaluation of grid computing and business analytics software vendors SAS and IBM Platform Computing. Interviews were conducted with three SAS customers that use SAS Grid Manager. The examples show that these technologies can enable competitive differentiation in an environment of more challenging decision support requirements, growing data volumes and shrinking IT budgets.
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.