27
Sep

SAS Viya: What’s in it for me? The user.

SAS Viya: What’s in it for me?If you’re in the field of analytics, you’ve undoubtedly heard about SAS Viya, our new, open analytic platform. Designed for all analytic professionals, regardless of skills or experience, SAS Viya seamlessly handles big, complex, diverse data and can bridge SAS 9.4. It also supports any programming language, allowing analysts to choose the tool that makes them most productive.

Recently a colleague of mine, Leo Sadovy, wrote the blog post SAS Viya: What’s in it for me? The business? This post describes the benefits of SAS Viya for the line of business owner. Spoiler alert: When it comes to analytics, SAS Viya provides the best of all worlds.

But what does SAS Viya mean to me … if I’m a current SAS user? As the communication manager for our existing SAS user base, Leo’s post inspired me to ask a similar question on behalf of our SAS users.

So, I hit the road, found a few smart colleagues (who know a lot more than I do about SAS Viya!) and recorded the Facebook Live video you’ll find attached below.

You’ll learn what SAS Viya is and what motivated us to create it, what it means to you as a SAS user (a new or longtime one), and what learning tools and other resources are available to you to learn even more.

Enjoy!

SAS Viya: What's in it for me? The user

Learn more about SAS Viya

And, if you have any other questions about SAS Viya, feel free to leave them in the comments field. I’ll get back to you if I know the answer… or find someone else who can help, if I don't!

SAS Viya: What’s in it for me? The user. was published on SAS Users.

14
Sep

How to learn from The Dream Team of experts at Analytics Experience 2017...even if you're not going

You might not know it by looking at me (I’m rounding up when I tell people I’m 5’8”) but I’m a huge basketball fan. I’ve been following the sport since I was 10, coaching it for the last decade and playing on teams throughout my life, still dedicating my winters [...]

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24
Aug

Learn neural networks and more at Analytics Experience 2017

What’s your favorite time of day?  For me, it’s the morning with a cup of coffee, just as the sun starts to appear on the horizon, emitting a pleasant warm glow.  My least favorite part of the day?  Mornings without coffee when that same big ball of light makes a [...]

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20
Jul

Discounted Certification Exams at SAS Analytics Experience 2017

SAS is hosting the premier analytics conference in the world September 18-20 in Washington DC, and supplementing the event with discounted training and certification exams at SAS Analytics Experience 2017. These offerings will be held before and after the event. As at other SAS events, we will be offering certification exams at [...]

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9
Sep

Analytics in the Cloud gets a whole lot easier with SAS Analytics for Containers

If you’re doing data processing in the cloud or using container-enabled infrastructures to deploy your software, you’ll want to learn more about SAS Analytics for Containers. This new solution puts SAS into your existing container-enabled environment – think Docker or Kubernetes – giving data scientists and analysts the ability to perform sophisticated analyses using SAS, and all from the cloud.

The product’s coming out party is the Analytics Experience 2016 conference, September 12-14, 2016 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. In advance of that event, I sat down with Product Manager Donna DeCapite to learn a little more about SAS Analytics for Containers and find out why it’s such a big deal for organizations who use containers for their applications.

Larry LaRusso: Before we get into details around the solution, and with apologies for my ignorance, let me start out with a really basic question. What are containers?

Donna DeCapite: Cloud containers are all the rage in the IT world. They’re an alternative to virtual machines.  They allow applications and any of its dependencies to be deployed and run in isolated space. Organizations will build and deploy in the container environment because it allows you to build only the necessary system libraries and functions to run a given piece of software. IT prefer it because it’s easy to replicate, and it’s faster and easier to deploy.

LL: And SAS Analytics for Containers will allow organizations to run SAS’ analytics in this environment, the containers?

DD: In short, yes. SAS Analytics for Containers provides a powerful set of data access, analysis and graphical tools to organizations within a container-based infrastructure like Docker. This takes advantage of the build once, run anywhere flexibility of the container environment, making it easier and faster to use SAS Analytics in the cloud.

LL: Who, within an organization, will be the primary users?

DC: Really anyone working with containers in the cloud or anyone working with DevOps. Data scientists will embrace SAS Analytics for Containers because it allows them to access data from nearly any source and easily perform sophisticated analyses using SAS Studio, our browser-based interface, or Jupyter Notebook, an open source notebook-style interface. For SAS developers, the product allows them to quickly provision IT resource to sandbox development ideas. And as I mentioned earlier, IT will appreciate the ease with which applications can be deployed, distributed and managed.

LL: You mentioned data scientists, so now I’m curious; we’re talking complex analyses here, yes?

DC: Definitely. Regressions, decision trees, Bayesian analysis, spatial point pattern analysis, missing data analysis, and many additional statistical analysis techniques can be performed with SAS Analytics for Containers. And in addition to sophisticated statistical and predictive analytics, there are a ton of prebuilt SAS procedures included to handle common tasks like data manipulation, information storage, and report writing, all available via SAS Studio and its assistive nature.

LL: What about organizations that have massive amounts of data? Can they use SAS Analytics for Containers as well?

DC: Yes, SAS Analytics for Containers allows you to take advantage of the processing power of your Hadoop Cluster by leveraging the SAS Accelerators for Hadoop like Code and Scoring Accelerator.

LL: Thank you so much for your time Donna. I know you’ve educated me quite a deal! How about more information. Where can individuals learn more about SAS Analytics for Containers?

DC: If you’re going to Analytics Experience 2016, consider coming to Michael Ames’ table talk, Cloud Computing: How Does It Work? It’s scheduled for Monday, September 12 from 4:30-5:00pm Vegas time. If you’re not going to the event, the SAS website is the best place for more information. Probably the best place to start is the SAS Analytics for Containers home page.

tags: analytics conference, analytics experience, cloud computing, SAS Analytics for Containers, sas studio

Analytics in the Cloud gets a whole lot easier with SAS Analytics for Containers was published on SAS Users.

6
Sep

The Analytics Experience – virtually anywhere

Analytics experts and decision makers are taking over Las Vegas Sept. 12-14 while attending Analytics Experience. Whether you are in Vegas or need to participate from the luxury of your sofa or office, read on for help to stay connected and be a part of it all. Watch Live There […]

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26
Aug

Trends in analytics with Zencos

Leading up to the Analytics Experience conference, we're going to explore the big trends, hot topics and what's ahead in the industry with some of the companies leading the way. I had the chance to interview David Septoff, CEO of Zencos to get his take on what you need to know about […]

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23
Aug

Now is the time to get SAS certified

Yes, I read the baby books.  I visited the websites.  I swaddled a football.  I was prepared. When my daughter came into the world last year there was a small comfort that I had done about all I could do to prepare for her arrival.  I say a small comfort […]

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19
Aug

Free POC, on the latest SAS technology, in your own office

Ever wanted to test out the latest SAS® technology on your own data, but lacked the time or administrative backing of IT to make that happen?  Ever wanted to test drive Hadoop with your own data and SAS® but are lacking the support or skills to do that?  If I piqued […]

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2
Aug

Analytical problem solving with Carlos

Carlos Pinheiro is talented. One afternoon Carlos stood in front of a group of marketers including myself, and shared social network analysis using our data.  Yes, the analysis took talent, but the real brilliance was that Carlos presented the information in a way where we all left the meeting with […]

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