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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 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 giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.