What is an analytics platform?
An analytics platform is a software foundation that's engineered to generate insights from your data in any computing environment. Built on a strategy of using analytical insights to drive business actions, this platform supports every phase of the analytics life cycle – from data, to discovery, to deployment.
Hallmarks of the Right Analytics Platform
- Adapts to the full spectrum of challenges you face with analytics and data.
- Embraces all major coding languages, methods and application standards for analytics.
- Provides an extensive suite of proven methods for handling analytical problems of any size and complexity.
- Scales from small to big data, in motion and at rest, at the edge and in the cloud.
- Deploys seamlessly to any operational technology or application environment.
- Is accessible to anyone wanting to derive insights from data, regardless of skill or experience.
- Provides a rich set of interfaces that cater to all users and information consumers.
- For technical audiences – embraces programming and scripting from an array of coding languages. For business analysts and nontechnical users – provides interactive visual and cognitive interfaces.
- Includes built-in workflows for domain experts.
- Is easily transferable across both physical and virtual hardware environments, gleaning the most value from all available assets and protecting future investments.
- Delivers processing power that's optimized for analytics workloads, and withstands failover.
- Takes advantage of multithreaded, distributed computing environments, based on a common, governed code base.
- Provides a traceable results path from project initiation to deployment, visible to any audit.
- Protects data assets with management control over system and data access, and support for encryption and secure network connections.
- Verifies the accuracy and validity of analytical results, evidenced by a rigorous testing framework and proven domain practices.
Who benefits from an analytics platform?
Why choose an analytics platform from SAS?
Proven reliability, flexibility and adaptability. The trusted choice of leading organizations around the world for delivering results that make a difference. The industry-recognized leader in advanced analytics. Innovation driven by customer needs. Continuous enhancements to our analytics platform derived from 40-plus years of analytics experience. Market-leading analytical methods designed for superior performance that delivers functional value.
SAS is named sole Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Insight Platform Suites, Q4 2016