Innovation is top on SAS agenda with R&D at 24% revenues.
SAS is to provide a market place and appstore for Cloud API capabilities, apps available by industry. Get a fraud detection app at $ 0.99. Android visualization app is scheduled for Q3 2012.
SAS Visualization Analytics: 1 billion rows with 46 variables analysed in seconds. The closest from self-service BI in the industry.
SAS is adding a business rules studio in its RT decision making portfolio. Next step: integration with BPO and BPM
High Performance Analytics (HPA) and Big data: SAS is leveraging Hadoop through HDFS within HPA. A typical HPA rack includes 1152 processors, 4.6 Tb memory and 57.6 Tb disk.
With DataFlux now well integrated, SAS has the capability to improve customer data trustability as a foundation for business intelligence.