Independent Research Firm Names SAS Leader in Agile Business Intelligence Platforms

CARY, N.C. -- Analytics powerhouse SAS was named a leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2015 - The 13 Providers That Matter Most and How They Stack Up." The Forrester Research Inc. report rates 13 agile BI software products, including SAS® Visual Analytics, on current offering, strategy and market presence. Forrester selected the top 13 from more than 50 agile BI vendors.

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"SAS, a global leader in advanced analytics, now offers a top Agile BI platform," according to the report. "SAS has built on its traditional strengths in advanced predictive analytics platform plus vertical industry and business domain specific advanced analytics applications with a formidable Agile BI product - Visual Analytics, available either as on-premises licensed software or in the cloud via SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud (SaaS).

"While other Agile BI tools may be limited in their performance and scalability by the underlying database performance or the amount of data that can fit into memory on a single desktop or a server, [SAS] Visual Analytics is based on an in-memory data grid engine, LASR. The pure in-memory architecture makes [SAS] Visual Analytics highly scalable and allows users to visualize and analyze data interactively, with very low latency."

SAS® Visual Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics provides business insight through data visualization. Its flexible point-and-click user interface is ideal for a self-service environment.

"With SAS Visual Analytics, business users can handle basic data preparation, data discovery, reporting and analytics on their own, from their desks and share insights via mobile devices," said Jim Davis, SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "Whether deployed on-site or in a cloud, SAS Visual Analytics has an option that fits. And when your business grows, SAS will grow with you."

For further information, read Data Visualization Techniques - From Basics to Big Data with SAS Visual Analyticsto learn how SAS Visual Analytics turns big data into valuable insight.

About SAS
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.