Basics Of SAS

Understand The Basics Of Analytics And SAS

How to start with an analytical career? Am I making a right choice? These were million dollar questions for me when I have first time think of becoming an analytics professional. Ages have passed and the questions remain the same, as many of the aspirants keep popping the same question in many of the seminar I took.

Let me answer those by below one liner from one of giant, Salesforce, Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) estimates adding analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) applications will increase their Total Addressable Market (TAM) by $13B in FY2014. (Source: Forbes)

89% of business leaders believe Big Data will revolutionize business operations in the same way the Internet did. (Source: Wikibon)

Let us start with, what is SAS, more importantly, why SAS?

If you are a programmer, you must be knowing, what UNIX is for the modern IT industry? SAS can be described same as UNIX for Programming and IT. This is the software where whole analytics industry was built around and SAS has 55 to 60 % of market share which roughly makes around $20 billion (US).

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