SAS Analytics and Open Source

April 27, 2014 - Research O75

Many organizations balance open source solutions with commercial software to meet the requirements for statistical analysis both within their organizations and externally with regulatory bodies. While open source analytic tools offer a robust online community, and extensive array of algorithms, packaged analytics software companies, most notably SAS offer the performance, scalability, governance, and support organizations require for production and operational analytics. Nucleus found that in most of these organizations, open source and SAS is quickly becoming a complementary partnership, where new hires’ expertise and the ability to be nimble in conducting research and analysis bring benefits and new approaches that can become part of an enterprise analytics implementation.