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SAS named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

SAS® Data Integration recognized for completeness of vision, ability to execute

CARY, NC  (29 Jul. 2013)  – SAS is positioned in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s latest Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools.i  SAS enables organizations to collect, manage and integrate data from across the enterprise, delivering a more accurate view of customers, products and more. SAS® Data Integration technologies meet the full spectrum of enterprise data integration needs with data access, ETL and ELT, data quality, data governance and an interactive data integration development environment. Gartner evaluated SAS on functionality, integration capabilities, global market presence and product road map.

"Leaders have significant mind share in the market, and resources skilled in their tools are readily available," Gartner stated in the report. "These vendors establish market trends, to a large degree, by providing new functional capabilities in their products, and by identifying new types of business problems to which data integration tools can bring significant value."

Implementation, support and product excellence

Organizations face data challenges ranging from complex, big data sets to increased needs for transparency and visibility. To move beyond ad hoc data integration and find a comprehensive solution that executes a variety of data integration programs, read the white paper, The New Data Integration Landscape .

"SAS customers know we provide the industry's best support with unmatched data integration knowledge and domain expertise," said Jim Davis, SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "We work to understand evolving data management needs and translate those into new products and services."

Strong data management capabilities combined with a focus on emerging technologies, such as big data and cloud computing, make SAS Data Management a complete solution for data integration, quality and governance among leading organizations across industries. SAS Data Management also delivers master data management and federation capabilities to align even more closely to the converging data management landscape. http://www.sas.com/software/data-management/index.html

i. Gartner Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Eric Thoo, et al, July 17, 2013

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