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Analytics Architectures for the Era of Abundance

Opportunities and risks abound for IT organizations. At each digital step, the diverse data that organizations need to manage and analyze continues to grow.

Is IT ready for the “Era of Abundance”? Or is it constantly stuck in the vicious cycle of the “Era of Scarcity”?

Hosted by Gary Spakes of SAS, this on-demand webinar will prescribe an optimal set of information architecture options involving Hadoop for data management, data discovery and analytics.

You’ll learn how to:

• Embrace analytics by looking beyond technology and existing organizational mindsets.
• Modernize your analytics architecture to integrate with what you have.
• Meet current and future needs around different types of users, workloads and scalability.
• Make the most intelligent decisions when building a big data architecture.
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    •Make millions of item/location decisions accurately by size
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The Power to Know ®
In today's organizations, you need to get relevant data quickly to drive faster business decisions. With big data, sometimes that's easier said than done.

SAS® Business Intelligence offers predictive insights with the ability to understand the past, monitor the present and predict outcomes, no matter the size or complexity of your data. In fact, SAS helps you deliver accurate, valuable information – from Hadoop or any other big data source.

Plus, SAS offers an integrated, flexible presentation layer for the full breadth of SAS Analytics capabilities: data and text mining, statistics, predictive analytics, forecasting and optimization.

One of the key components of SAS Business Intelligence, SAS Visual Analytics, offers self-service data discovery, enabling even nontechnical business users to explore billions of rows of data in seconds. With this tool, you can discover more opportunities and make more precise decisions, easily publishing reports to the Web and mobile devices.

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