December 11, 2012
Greater Number of Enterprise Customers Now Use SAS Visual Analytics for Insight into Data
By Calvin Azuri
An increasing number of enterprise customers are now leveraging SAS (News - Alert) Visual Analytics to gain insight from data, irrespective of data size. The SAS Visual Analytics solution, released in March this year, has been designed as an in-memory advanced graphic solution and has already been deployed widely across the globe by enterprise customers.
The self-service data visualization offered by the solution allows users to gain valuable insight from data.
In a statement, Jim Davis, SAS senior vice president and chief marketing officer, said that, “Anyone in the organization can use SAS Visual Analytics to derive insight from data, regardless of data size. With its easy, drag-and-drop interfaces, business users can parlay powerful analytics and reporting into full understanding of data relationships. Customers are sharing exploratory insights from SAS Visual Analytics among a wide range of information consumers, including executives, business users, data scientists, managers and analysts. Many SAS customers have said this is exactly the scalable visualization solution they sought.”
Incorporating industry-leading analytics, the SAS Visual Analytics solution features in-memory architecture, allows for intuitive data exploration, and features information-delivery options which also include iPad and Android (News - Alert) tablets.
SAS comes with the only in-memory engine specifically for business visualization into big data.
Furthermore, SAS Visual Analytics, which runs on commodity hardware or database appliances from EMC Greenplum and Teradata (News - Alert), has been designed to address the growing need from both enterprises and service providers for fast answers from big data.
At present, according to McKinsey Global Institute, there is a shortage of workers with deep analytics skills in the U.S. And because corporate data has grown from 60 to 100 percent annually, the need for and deployment of SAS has become critical.
XL Group’s global insurance and reinsurance arm was one among a number of customers who appreciate the value in SAS Visual Analytics. The company will deploy SAS to quickly visualize business data from both internal and external sources as a way to explore new avenues of analyzing risk.
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Edited by Braden Becker