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The highlights of the just-announced SAS 9.4 release are integrating its emerging generation of data integration and big data analytics offerings with the mother ship.


  • Analyzes SAS's strategy for integrating its web-based business user-focused data transformation tools with SAS 9.4.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses how SAS Data Loader jobs that are typically conducted on an ad hoc basis can now be operationalized.
  • Provides Ovum's perspective on how SAS Data Loader should also become integrated with SAS Viya.

Key questions answered

  • How is it making data integration more business user-friendly?
  • What is the direction that SAS should take with its user-focused, self-service data integration tools?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Joining the mother ship
  • The enhancements to SAS Data Loader are an interim step
  • SAS Viya becomes first-class citizen with the mother ship
  • It’s all about hybrid cloud


  • Further reading
  • Author

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