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SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence is well-suited for companies that already have employees doing SAS programming or companies that want to move into a more advanced, paid business intelligence platform. The software is a natural extension of the base SAS system, and base SAS programmers should enjoy the visual capabilities offered by SAS Business Intelligence. The software, of course, is not only for established SAS customers. It is easy enough for non-SAS programmers to figure it out, but it will be easier for experienced professionals. SAS Business Intelligence is ideal for companies looking to have reports automated, such as accounting reports, processing reports, statistical reports, and various other business reports. The software is not appropriate for one or two person shops, unless you are the type that wants to create reports for yourself. I think it would be hard to justify the cost if the company does not have executives interested in real-time visualization and analytics. If they're not going to use it, it's not useful.
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Hadoop

Hadoop is well suited for healthcare organizations that deal with huge amounts of data and optimizing data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Hadoop
Pixel Perfect reports
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Hadoop
Customizable dashboards
SAS Business Intelligence
7.6
Hadoop
Report Formatting Templates
SAS Business Intelligence
6.6
Hadoop

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Hadoop
Drill-down analysis
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Hadoop
Formatting capabilities
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Hadoop
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Hadoop
Report sharing and collaboration
SAS Business Intelligence
8.3
Hadoop

Report Output and Scheduling

SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Hadoop
Publish to Web
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Hadoop
Publish to PDF
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0
Hadoop
Report Versioning
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Hadoop
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAS Business Intelligence
8.7
Hadoop
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5
Hadoop

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAS Business Intelligence
8.1
Hadoop
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAS Business Intelligence
7.5
Hadoop
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAS Business Intelligence
7.7
Hadoop
Predictive Analytics
SAS Business Intelligence
9.0
Hadoop

Access Control and Security

SAS Business Intelligence
8.8
Hadoop
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAS Business Intelligence
8.5
Hadoop
Role-Based Security Model
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Hadoop
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Hadoop
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAS Business Intelligence
9.1
Hadoop

Mobile Capabilities

SAS Business Intelligence
6.9
Hadoop
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Hadoop
Dedicated iOS Application
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Hadoop
Dedicated Android Application
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Hadoop
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Hadoop

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAS Business Intelligence
7.4
Hadoop
REST API
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Hadoop
Javascript API
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
Hadoop
iFrames
SAS Business Intelligence
6.3
Hadoop
Java API
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Hadoop
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Hadoop
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Hadoop

Pros

  • Robust software
  • Amazing Microsoft Office Integration
  • Always increasing number of features
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  • Hadoop is an excellent framework for building distributed, fault tolerant data processing systems which leverage HDFS which is optimized for low latency storage and high throughput performance.
  • Hadoop Map reduce is a powerful programming model and can be leveraged directly either via use of Java programming language or by data flow languages like Apache Pig.
  • Hadoop has a reach eco system of companion tools which enable easy integration for ingesting large amounts of data efficiently from various sources. For example Apache Flume can act as data bus which can use HDFS as a sink and integrates effectively with disparate data sources.
  • Hadoop can also be leveraged to build complex data processing and machine learning workflows, due to availability of Apache Mahout, which uses the map reduce model of Hadoop to run complex algorithms.
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Cons

  • SAS is relatively expensive when compared to other BI tools and requires a large amount of upfront fee which becomes an issue for smaller organizations.
  • UI for the dashboards looks a little date in comparison to competitors like Tableau and Microstrategy.
  • Integration with other open source software like Python needs to be built in.
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  • I would have hoped for a simpler interface if possible, so that the initial effort that had to be spent would have been much less. I often see others who are starting to use hadoop are finding it hard to learn.
  • I'm not sure if it is a problem with the organization and the modules they provide, but sometimes I wish there were more modules available to be used.
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Likelihood to Renew

SAS Business Intelligence9.3
Based on 3 answers
SAS really is the cutting edge in Business Intelligence. That is all they do! They are constantly coming out with new products, product upgrades, and their tech support is second to none. In addition, their support of Education has made our ability to acquire their product possible.
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Hadoop9.6
Based on 8 answers
Volume , velocity and variety. Also it is free.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Hadoop9.0
Based on 3 answers
I found it really useful during my academic projects. Data handling for large data sets was easy with Hadoop. It used to work really fast for bigger data sets. I found it reliable.
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Support

SAS Business Intelligence10.0
Based on 1 answer
When you call tech support, you are immediately routed to a person who can answer your question. Often they can answer on the spot. However, if they cannot, you are given a track number and then followed up with. There have been times when I have had multiple track numbers open and they will actually TRACK YOU DOWN to ensure that your problem has been resolved. Issues do not fall into black holes with SAS. They are also willing to do a WebEx with you to diagnose the problem by seeing your environment, which is always helpful.
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Hadoop6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Hadoop6.1
Based on 2 answers
Hadoop is a complex topic and best suited for classrom training. Online training are a waste of time and money.
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Alternatives Considered

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Hadoop was a cheaper alternative to Amazon. Since I had to pay for every minute I use with Amazon, I had to make sure multiple times that the code was good enough before I purchased with Amazon. But since Hadoop was available on the cluster, I had the opportunity to code on the way.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive Impact: better customer service. We have been able to deliver reports that will help multiple employees and implement any feedback they have on those reports quickly.
  • Positive Impact: increased inter-departmental discussions. We have long had a problem working in silos. Now we are pulling data from multiple departments into one report, and it becomes easy to see how what one department is doing in affecting another. We had a meeting to discuss a preliminary report on course scheduling efficiency. It included data from our Facilities folks and our academic Deans. Once we put the numbers up on the screen, there spawned a helpful discussion about how what one department can do to help another.
  • Positive Impact: organizational transparency. For the first time, our users are exposed to a wealth of data about themselves and other areas of the college. It is starting to make some question the way we do business, and if there is a better way.
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  • It has made us respect the sheer volume of Big data.
  • It helps us update our dashboards.
  • It's easier to think big with Hadoop.
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Pricing Details

SAS Business Intelligence

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Hadoop

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details