"SAS continues to be an analytics powerhouse."

SAS is a Leader in The Forrester Wave:  Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions

SAS offerings include “almost every feature a data scientist or business user could ever want.”

The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015

What qualities do Leaders have? Unmatched breadth and depth of solutions.
Extremely mature products. No resting on our laurels.

Forrester assessed 13 vendors that have comprehensive core predictive analytics functionality, an original cross-domain predictive analytics solution, and sparked client inquiries, technology trends or market presence that put the vendor on Forrester's radar. SAS is one of only three vendors recognized as a Leader.

SAS scored 5.00 out of a possible 5.00 in the current offering category for data, model management and usability and tooling. For it's strategy, SAS received a 5.00 for ability to execute, implementation support and solution road map. SAS also had a 5.00 for market presence which is based on evaluations of vendor partnerships, customer base and corporate financial results

“SAS also keeps up with the evolving needs of analytics users, " the report states. "SAS® Visual Analytics provides data scientists with an all-in-one visualization tool and predictive analytics solution. SAS solutions are also integrated with open source R, Python and Hadoop.”


“As SAS customers question how to deal with emerging challenges and opportunities, SAS is there to lead with product innovations and to help provide the answers,” said SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis.


Customers ask: “How do I manage and use big data? We tell them to get comfortable with Hadoop and consider our solutions that simplify the use of predictive analytics and machine learning on Hadoop. How do I get answers faster? Stream data through models with SAS Event Stream Processing, we say. Where do I start with so much data? Self-service visual exploration is a great way to dive into data. What can I do to avoid a costly, lengthy project deployment? Cloud computing is the answer. SAS anticipated customer these requirements in advance of the need, and next generation SAS Analytics is ready now,” said Davis.


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SAS continues to be an analytics powerhouse. With a strategic focus on analytics since 1973, it is no surprise that SAS offers predictive analytics solutions that offer almost every feature a data scientist or business user could ever want.

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