According to a report issued by a top analyst firm, SAS is the worldâs number one vendor in both data warehouse generation and data warehouse access software sales.
In its âWorldwide Data Warehousing Tools 2005 Vendor Sharesâ report (Doc #203229, Aug. 2006), IDC showed sales of SASâ data warehouse generation software increasing from $198.8 million in 2004 to $224.0 million in 2005, a 12.7 percent increase. Also, SAS saw a 12.3 percent increase in revenue for its data warehouse access software, rising from $502.3 million in 2004 to $564.3 million in 2005.
IDC defines the data warehouse generation market as data integration and access, unified development environment, and third-generation language tools. IDC calls data warehouse access a derivative of the business intelligence tools market that includes end-user query, reporting and analysis software as well as advanced analytics.
âTodayâs report illustrates SASâ leadership in data integration,â said Ken Hausman, Data Integration Product Marketing Manager for SAS. âSAS Data Integration, which includes data quality technologies provided by DataFlux, provides a complete range of data integration capabilities that go beyond the data warehouse access and data warehouse generation software covered by this report. For the first time, this wide breadth of technologies provides enterprises with an opportunity to consolidate vendors and standardise on a single platform for all their data integration needs, significantly reducing costs and increasing reusability across ongoing data integration initiatives.â
Data warehousing is just one component of the complete range of data integration technologies â including multi-vendor, multi-platform connectivity and metadata; data cleansing and enrichment; extraction, transformation and loading (ETL); migration and synchronisation; data federation; and master data management â available with SASÂ® Data Integration. The capabilities available in SAS Data Integration provide organisation with the flexibility, reliability and agility to respond quickly to new data integration requirements.