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SAS 9.4 Intelligence Platform: Overview, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by

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the information technology staff retains control over the quality and consistency of
the data.
Analytics
SAS offers the richest and widest portfolio of analytic products in the software
industry. The portfolio includes products for predictive and descriptive modeling,
data mining, text analytics, forecasting, optimization, simulation, data visualization,
model management, and experimental design. You can use any combination of these
tools with the SAS Intelligence Platform to add extraordinary precision and insight
to your reports and analyses.
The following sections describe in more detail the data management, business
intelligence, and analytics components, as well as key supporting components.
Data Management Overview
Data Management
The software tools in the data management category enable you to consolidate and
manage enterprise data from a variety of source systems, applications, and technologies.
SAS provides access engines and interfaces to a wide variety of data sources, including
the following:
delimited files, SAS data sets, and relational database management system (RDMS)
tables
Hadoop file systems for handling big data
application data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship
management (CRM) systems
message queuing platforms
web services
unstructured and semi-structured data
Data storage options include simple relational databases, a threaded multidimensional
database that supports online analytical processing (OLAP), and relational storage with a
threaded multiple input/output (I/O) subsystem for intensive use by focused applications.
Each of the data management solutions is described briefly in the following sections.
SAS Data Integration Studio
SAS Data Integration Studio is a visual design tool that enables you to consolidate and
manage enterprise data from a variety of source systems, applications, and technologies.
The software enables you to create jobs and process flows that extract, transform, and
load data for use in data warehouses and data marts. You can also create processes that
cleanse, migrate, synchronize, replicate, and promote data for applications and business
services.
SAS Data Integration Studio is part of the following offerings: SAS Enterprise Data
Integration Server (renewals only), SAS Data Integration Server, SAS Data Management
Standard, and SAS Data Management Advanced.
For more information, see Chapter 6, “Clients in the SAS Intelligence Platform,” on
page 41.
Components of the SAS Intelligence Platform 3

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