About this paper
As government agencies try to deal with the rise of big data, they struggle with quickly unlocking the value in the data due to issues with scalability, performance and the ability to handle different types of data. This paper focuses on a new opportunity government agencies should be exploring – the integration of Hadoop-centric big data approaches with user-focused business analytics capabilities. Users see accessible business analytics tools that produce results, without the need for IT staff to craft queries in programming languages. The powerful combination of SAS and Hadoop helps analysts know more, faster, so better decisions can be made.