Posts Tagged ‘ Big Data ’

NOTE: SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop

July 23, 2015
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NOTE: SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop

I've recently written about how much new functionality is getting released by SAS on an almost monthly basis without much fanfare, and I've also written about how Hadoop is becoming a new "operating system" and we should expect to see Grid and LASR run...
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Jedi SAS Tricks – Maximum Warp with Hadoop

July 20, 2015
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I'm gearing up to teach the next "DS2 Programming Essentials with Hadoop" class, and thinking about Warp Speed DATA Steps with DS2 where I first demonstrated parallel processing using threads in base SAS. But how about DATA step processing at maximum warp? For that, we'll need a massively parallel processing

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Hadoop is the New Black

July 7, 2015
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Hadoop is the New Black

It feels like any SAS-related project in 2015 not using Hadoop is simply not ambitious enough. The key question seems to be "how big should our Hadoop cluster be" rather than "do we need a Hadoop cluster".

Of course, I'm exaggerating, not every project needs to use Hadoop, but there...
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Jedi SAS Tricks: Warp Speed DATA Steps with DS2

April 25, 2015
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I remember the first time I was faced with the challenge of parallelizing a DATA step process. It was 2001 and SAS V8.1 was shiny and new. We were processing very large data sets, and the computations performed on each record were quite complex. The processing was crawling along on

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UK General Election 2015: using PROC MAPIMPORT to visualise the election

April 9, 2015
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Election fever has hit the United Kingdom as the days count down to 7th May 2015.  This is likely to be one of the most uncertain elections in recent memory, with nearly 10 parties struggling for votes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Results night will be tense, with the different

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Making sense of text analytics

February 28, 2014
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With all of us blogging, emailing and posting updates on social media, the amount of textual data is growing fast. So how do you make sense of all that big data? Dr. Goutam Chakraborty teaches a Business Knowledge Series course, Text Analytics and Sent...
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What’s the big idea? Big graphs, for bigger data!

June 21, 2013
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Not everyone agrees on a definition of "big data" -- but you'll probably agree that the amount of data available today is a lot bigger than in the past, eh?!? ... so let's just call it "Bigger Data"!  :) And you might have noticed that some of your ol...
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If Netflix had used my viewing history to create its new show

February 9, 2013
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If Netflix had used my viewing history to create its new show

Netflix has made a big splash in the news with its use of big data. By analyzing millions of data points about the viewing habits of its customers, the movie delivery giant used the insight it gained to devise the "perfect show". One of the defining characteristics of the show,
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