The government has an unfathomable amount of data -- and it grows more and more each year. This puts agencies in a unique and important position to use that data for the public good. Whether it be improving government operations, solving some of the nation’s biggest challenges or empowering citizens [...]
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In the first half of 2017 and in my only domain – which is marketing – an announcement set the tone for a major change. How not to be stunned when “Coca-Cola ditches global CMO role in leadership shake-up”? If there is only one product you can find anywhere on [...]
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Wheat rust. You may have never heard of it, but in a matter of days, this fast-moving, silent-killing plant disease can completely annihilate a critical wheat farm in Ethiopia. Wheat rust’s newest nemeses? A legion of volunteer superheroes in the Data for Good movement. When Jake Porway, Founder and Executive […]
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Historically, generations could expect to experience one – maybe at best – major technology disruption or transformation in their lifetime. That’s simply not the case today. Today it is more difficult than ever before to know what will transform the technology landscape in the next month or the next year. […]
“What we are experiencing from analytics today is nothing short of a revolution,” said CEO Jim Goodnight, who spoke at Analytics Experience 2016 and set the stage for the conference’s executive panel. “Right now, my primary mission is to ensure people understand the limitless possibilities that lie before us, given […]
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.
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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 […]