re: SAS Upgrades Visual Analytics App
I'm not very clear on the back-end strategy where SAS Visual Analytics and the underlying LASR Server is concerned. My understanding is that you can use a commodity cluster to run SAS's high-performance computing (HPC) nodes. Another option is HDFS on commodity hardware, but unless this is a Hadoop cluster that's usable for any and all reasons, not just SAS analytics work, I fail to see the point. Then there's running on appliances from Teradata or Greenplum, but I thought this was just for HPC, not Visual Analytics and the LASR Server.
SAS, please clarify!