SAS Enterprise Miner Review

A comprehensive data analytics tool with several valuable features, satisfactory technical support, and a stable build

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of the solution was to perform fraud modeling techniques for a financial institution.

What is most valuable?

I found the ease of use of the solution the most valuable. Additionally, other valuable features include: the user interface, power to extract data, compatibility with other technologies (specifically with PS400), and automation of several tasks.

What needs improvement?

One improvement I would suggest is the compatibility with Microsoft SQL and to improve all communications to the solution.

For a future release, I would like for the solution to be combined with other product offerings as opposed to a lot of separate solutions. For example, Text Miner is a separate product. I have to spend additional money to purchase a license for Text Miner.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution depends on the machine that is being used to run it. For example, if the machine's RAM is low, then issues may arise when dealing with large amounts of data.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution helped me scale up several of my analytical projects.

How are customer service and technical support?

The customer service/technical support for this solution was satisfactory.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is challenging if doing it for the first time.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is expensive for an individual, but for an enterprise/institution (purchasing bulk licenses), it is not a high price for the use that will come from it.

What other advice do I have?

Individuals using this solution should be familiar with analytical techniques before they start with Enterprise Miner. Additionally, they should know the difference between SAS and SQL and understand why are they are using one or the other.

SAS is not a software development tool. Most people think that they will create applications using SAS, which is not true. It is an analytical tool and helps automate some of your tasks.

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**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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