SAS and Business
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Introductions

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Agenda

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SAS 9.2 Time Line




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SAS 9.2
          Value Proposition
                                      Not just a “minor DOT” release. A major step
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SAS 9.2
          Security, Manageability, Scalability, Usability

            Deployment &                               ...
SAS 9.2

                                      Major update in Platform Support
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SAS 9.2 Maintenance Strategy

                                      Maintenance Releases – “remastering of SAS”
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9.2 Customer Adoption

                                      All new implementations based on 9.2 as
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9.2 Migration Experiences
                                      Planning Important
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Migration Processes
                                      Migration process consists of 4 main phases
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9.2 Migration Experiences
                                      Timeframe & Effort
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Key 9.2 Technology Adoption Trends

                                      Large customers deploying SAS Grid
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Grid Example

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                  Metadata




                  8 Grid Nodes
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9.2 Business Adoption Trends

                                      2009 saw numbers of strategic implementations
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SAS Academic Program in NZ

                                      New License Structure
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SAS User Forums




                                        12 August 2010
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Speed of change

            Years it took to reach a market
                 audience of 50 Million


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Explosion of data

                            It was estimated that 40 exabytes (4.0 x 1019) of
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Top 10 Technology Trends for 2010
          Gartner

                                      Cloud Computing
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SAS Technology Directions

                                      Shared services and component re-use
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Next Generation BI Dashboard




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What’s new or coming soon

                                      Maintenance 3 Release
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Enterprise Guide 4.3
                                    New program editor with auto complete and
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SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3
          Syntax suggestions and completion




Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights r...
SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3
          Integrated syntax help




Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3
          SAS Code Analyser




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Social Network Analysis




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Text Analytics

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Sunz 2010 Keynote

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Opening Key Note - SAS and Business Analytics Today and Tomorrow. A Technical Perspective by Bill Gibson, Chief Technology Officer & James Foster, Chief Technology Strategist

This session will overview the current SAS 9.2 status, from the perspectives of technology, customer adoption, and business problems being addressed. We will then outline the trends we are seeing in technology, relevant to SAS users, and the SAS Roadmap to address these trends.

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  1. 1. SAS and Business Analytics Today and Tomorrow. A Technical Perspective SUNZ 2010, 16 February 2010 Bill Gibson, CTO, SAS ANZ James Foster, CTS, SAS ANZ Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Introductions CTO CTS • Architecture • Architecture Implementation Planning • Customer Support • Interface with • Best Global Product Implementation Management Practices • Industry Trends Today Tomorrow Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Agenda SAS Product (9.2) Status Bill • Technology • Customer Adoption • Business Issues being solved General Technology Trends James SAS Roadmap Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. SAS 9.2 Time Line • Q3 2009- Q2 2010 • Q1/2 SAS Platform M2/3 Maintenance • Q2 2008 General Availability Business Solutions SAS Foundation - Reporting, OLAP, CI, RI, FI etc Limited availability - Data Integration, - Advanced Analytics - Enhanced Teradata Integration Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. SAS 9.2 Value Proposition Not just a “minor DOT” release. A major step forward in SAS technology Delivers a great deal of customer requested functionality Customer Driven Delivers Delivers a giant More IT enhancements to leap in Productivity Friendly reduce the cost for functionality to IT and Business aid productivity units of managing of all using SAS SAS 9.2 a SAS Environment Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. SAS 9.2 Security, Manageability, Scalability, Usability Deployment & Environment Scalability Security Configuration Monitoring Improvements Electronic software delivery Visualize activity on More multi-threaded SAS AES Encryption Support servers procedures Silent installation framework Local Authentication Modify server options Enhanced grid support for SAS and logging on the fly enablement Administrators Automatic configuration of SAS technologies and web applications Single sign-on support: Integrated Windows Extensions for usage Authentication & Web Better use of OS and Record and replay support with 3rd party network underlying HW Based (CA Siteminder / for installations monitoring systems IBM Tivoli Access Manager) Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. SAS 9.2 Major update in Platform Support • Operating Systems • Java Application Servers • 64 bit Windows − Break the 2G ceiling New Baseline Architecture Level • Minor releases are building on initial versions Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. SAS 9.2 Maintenance Strategy Maintenance Releases – “remastering of SAS” • Delivers bug fixes, minor new features, support for new 3rd party software levels • All future installs automatically include maintenance • Maintenance can be applied to existing installations • Requires redeployment of Web Tier, refresh of clients • M2 (October 2009) • M3 ( Q2 2010) • See http://support.sas.com/software/maintenance/index.html • Hot Fixes specific to maintenance level, and normally only available at current level Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. 9.2 Customer Adoption All new implementations based on 9.2 as available. Over 50 new 9.2 Implementations during 2009- 10 • From single machines to multi-machine environments with separate Dev/Test /Prod Migration for metadata based implementations. Over 25 metadata based migrations Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. 9.2 Migration Experiences Planning Important • Especially if there are multiple levels: Dev/test/prod Automated migration tools extremely robust • Very high level of compatibility 9.2 is delivering improved functionality & performance. Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Migration Processes Migration process consists of 4 main phases Assess the state of the current environment Identify what is “outside the SAS box” Determine the target architecture & hardware deployment Plan Migration approach, define roles, estimate resources Create software depot and plan file Backup the current environment Setup target environment Upgrade to SAS 9.2 using SASDW with either migration or promotion tools. Create and populate secondary environments Implement customizations, if needed Validate the new environment Resynchronize content Rollout SAS 9.2 access to end users Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. 9.2 Migration Experiences Timeframe & Effort • Simple can be around a week • Generally 2-3 weeks • Complex enterprise / shared environments can be staged over longer periods. − Amount of content, number of environments − Validation effort Lessons • As always a few gotchas, generally fixes or workarounds available, but need to allow for this in planning • Users have to test, needs commitment to prevent upgrade dragging out. Need to clearly communicate die date for 9.1.3 Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Key 9.2 Technology Adoption Trends Large customers deploying SAS Grid Technology for increased scalability Real Time Decisioning Technologies Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Grid Example Active/Passive Metadata 8 Grid Nodes with workload balanced across nodes Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. 9.2 Business Adoption Trends 2009 saw numbers of strategic implementations at major customers across ANZ. Customer Analytics in Retail and Telecommunications Risk Management in Banking Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. SAS Academic Program in NZ New License Structure • facilitating more courses using SAS Student Placement Program • Opportunity for summer work placements for students in your organisations Student Projects Program • Opportunities for students to work on interesting projects that you can’t resource/justify. Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. SAS User Forums 12 August 2010 Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Speed of change Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 Million Television:Years Internet: 3 Years Radio: 4 Years iPod: 38 Facebook: 213 Years Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Explosion of data It was estimated that 40 exabytes (4.0 x 1019) of unique information was created last year That is more than the previous 5000 years combined 80% is unstructured Sources: http://my.gartner.com/it/content/1031300/1031312/july1_technology_trends_you_cant_afford_ignore.pdf http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics 8 Feb 2009 Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Top 10 Technology Trends for 2010 Gartner Cloud Computing Advanced Analytics Client Computing IT for Green Reshaping the Data Centre Social Computing Security – Activity Monitoring Flash Memory Virtualisation for Availability Mobile Applications Source: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1210613 Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. SAS Technology Directions Shared services and component re-use Improved interface standards (Flash/Flex) In-Database Grid Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Next Generation BI Dashboard Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. What’s new or coming soon Maintenance 3 Release • Deployment enhancements • Broader platform support • Partial promotion improvements BI Client Release (4.3) • Outlook Integration • Significant dashboard improvements • Enterprise Guide enhancements SAS Social Network (Influence) Analysis (SNA) Text Analytics Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Enterprise Guide 4.3 New program editor with auto complete and popup function help Code to flow capability Explicit SQL pass-through options Enhanced process flow (rearrange, panning tool, looping, etc.) Integration with SG Editor and SG Designer Improved integration with WRS and information maps Improved OLAP Analyser Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3 Syntax suggestions and completion Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3 Integrated syntax help Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3 SAS Code Analyser Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Social Network Analysis Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Text Analytics Predictive Information Modeling, Organization and Discover Trends Access and Patterns Content Ontology Sentiment Text Mining Categorization Management Analysis Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Copyright © 2006, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 2009, Company Confidential - For Internal Use Only

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