SAS In-Memory Statistics For Hadoop
SAS, the largest company focused exclusively on business analytics and related technology, released its In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop software in March. Based on the same in-memory analytics technology that underlies the popular SAS Visual Analytics software, this new software offers the ability to manage, explore, score and analyze massive amounts of data in Hadoop.
The "cool factor" here is the software's performance and advanced analytical capabilities.
It offers an interactive programming environment for building and comparing analytical models, and supports a number of statistical and machine learning modeling techniques, including clustering, regression, analysis of variance, decision trees, random decision forests, text analytics, recommendation systems and more.