Will R out perform SAS on Data Analytics in near future?A comparison study of SAS vs. R:
Data Analytics means SAS and SAS means data analytics. Can any analytics firm think analytics services without SAS in recent years? But for last couple of years people have started talking about a data analytics tool call “R”.
What is R?
R is anopen source data analytics tool which was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman in 1993.
It is a complete interactive and object-oriented programming language with Data Visualization, Statistical Analysis,Predictive Modeling, Data Mining, and Machine Learning algorithms
Revolution Analytics focused on developing “open-core” versions of the free and open source software R for enterprise, academic and analytics customers
Case Study: SAS and R benchmarking (Source:Big Data Analytics, Benchmarking SAS®, R, and Mahout)
The objective of the comparison study is required to understand the quality of the analytics, overall completeness, and overall effort is required by the analytics to do the analysis and the cost effectiveness without compromising the quality. Let us take a use case where we want to build a predictive model by three methods 1) Logistics Regression, 2) Decision Tree and 3) Ransom Forest. SAS has done a comparison study on the same and here is the result:
Based on the study
Recent Market Trend:
Please note that the result could be biased as the sample size is very small and the segment could be from R community.
In summary, based on the latest industry trends R and open-source technologies are becoming the standard for statistical computing over the next ten years. This trend has created multiple new opportunities to develop the product or solution development using open source platforms in analytics like R.
Based on the Gartner’s research, industry still believes that SAS is the leader and the only tool which can deliver end to end analytics with high quality, provide different domain specific solutions and industry does not mind to spend extra money to maintain the business standard at any cost.
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