SAS 9.3, Support Options
& More
SHRUG User Group Meeting, Oct 28, 2011
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Big Data, Big Analytics, Data Governance
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SAS 9.3!
 Thousands of new capabilities with many surfaced
through improved user interfaces
 Enhancements to existing working methods improving
productivity and allowing reduction in backlog and
more responsiveness
 Extended and new capabilities that enable you to tackle
problems previously difficult/impossible to attack in a
timely manner
 An agile environment to handle Big Data and Big
Analytics
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SAS 9.3 - Data Management
 Improved manageability of the Data Management environment
 Increased transparency into the Data Management
environment
 Better data governance & reduced risk associated with data
 More trustworthy information & less time reconciling differences
 Reporting on Batch Execution
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Ability to capture and analyze information on deployed jobs such as:
Steps, Warnings, Errors, & Job Statistics
 Enhanced SAS Code Importer
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Support for expansion of SAS macros, analyze only feature,
ability to detect collisions plus improved logging & error checking
 New Transformations
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New Compare Tables transform compares two data sources &
detect changes in data
 Metadata and Manageability
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Metadata Search tool
Column Metadata Standardization Wizard
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SAS 9.3 – Analytics
 Enables new business capabilities
 Provides governance processes for model management
 Brings industry best practices to the hands of the practitioners
 SAS Enterprise Miner 7.1
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Survival data mining for time dependent outcomes
In-database expansions for statistical transformations and modelling
 SAS Model Manager 3.1
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Model retraining in MM
Model management for additional types of models including R models
 SAS Forecast Server 4.1
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Addition of custom time intervals
PROC HPFTEMPRECON for temporal reconciliation (“benchmarking”) of
multiple time series
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SAS 9.3 – Analytics
 Continued investment in core analytical technologies
 SAS/STAT 9.3
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Expanded capabilities for Bayesian analysis including the addition of a RANDOM statement and multivariate
priors in MCMC
GRAPH license no longer required for ODS Graphics
 SAS/ETS 9.3
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Automatic variable selection for COUNTREG procedure
 SAS/OR 9.3
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Optimization
 Improvements to nonlinear solvers & introduction of a multi-start method
for nonlinear programming
 Performance improvements for mixed integer programming solver
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Simulation
 Using data to drive models – empirical distributions, nonhomogeneous
Poisson processes
 Improved usability to simplify navigation of large models
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SAS 9.3 – What about BASE SAS?
 High Quality Graphics now included in BASE
SAS:
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ODS Statistical Graphics
The SG Family of Procedures
The GTL (Graphical Template Language)
The ODS Graphics Designer
The ODS Graphics Editor
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SAS 9.3 Documentation
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SAS Global Forum 2012
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SAS Global Forum 2012 – Call for Papers
 Deadline for submission of title/abstract – Monday,
November 14th
 Benefits (Organization)
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Increased visibility
Positive client impressions
Internal dialogue
Innovation
 Benefits (Personal)
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Professional development
Insightful feedback
Key connections
Community experience
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Customer Value Award
All expenses-paid trip
to SAS Global Forum!
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Global Resources: Blogs
http://blogs.sas.com
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Global Resources: Blogs
http://sas-x.com
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Global Resources: Discussion Forums
http://communities.sas.com
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Social Media – LinkedIn
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Social Media - Twitter
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YouTube
http://youtube.com/SASSoftware
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SAS Canada Community
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SAS Canada Community - Contest
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SHRUG Website
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THANK YOU
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