20 August, 2014
SAS Moves Analytics Suite To AWS To Stay Relevant In The Big Data Era
In its latest effort to remain relevant in the age of Big Data, the SAS Institute of Cary, N.C., has moved several of its advanced analytics packages to Amazon Web Services (AWS), writes Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly. The privately held analytics vendor, founded in 1976, remains popular with statisticians and business analysts in financial services, healthcare and manufacturing, and its business intelligence (BI) toolset is so far holding its business executive market, as witnessed by its reported $3.02 billion in 2013 revenues. According to IDC, as reported in the Charlotte (N.C.) News and Observer, SAS grew its market share in advanced analytics from 35.3 percent to 36.2 percent in 2012.