Big Data 100: Business Analytics

SAS Institute

Top Executive: CEO Jim Goodnight

Founded in 1976, SAS coud be considered the original business intelligence software company. Today it develops a broad range of business intelligence, analytics and data management software, performance and risk management applications. It also supplies analytical software for specific tasks such as supply chain management and fraud detection, and for specific industries such as life sciences and retail.

The privately held company, based in Cary, N.C., reported that annual sales in 2013 exceeded $3 billion.

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