Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 18:46:18 -0400
Reply-To: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
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From: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Subject: Re: SAS vs. MS SQL
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Huong asked, amongst other things, if we could provide "a breakdown of
what SAS can do vs. MS SQL."
I don't recall anyone mentioning "cost you more!"
If your IT department is like my own, that will definitely be one of the
decision factors that will be weighted heavily.
No final decision has been reached at my place, other than we are keeping
SAS base, SAS/STAT, SAS/AF and a few add-ons, but SQL server for database,
BI and data mining. Both promise to do the same things in those areas
(other than the database capabilities), but with a huge price discrepancy.
"On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 13:28:52 -0400, Huong Halpin <huongnhalpin@YAHOO.COM>
>SAS & SQL experts:
>I am a novice SAS user. I used it for a couple of years but not
>consecutively. After I just purchased SAS for my work, the IT department
>in the company is evaluating a few solutions including SAS and MS SQL.
>It’s a political thing. People who are evaluating SAS have never heard of
>SAS. What they are trying to do is to obtain a solution for all of the
>analysts in different departments to use. I am in the marketing
>department while others are in IT and maybe some other departments. My
>knowledge of SQL is very limited. I am fighting to keep SAS. So if
>anyone can give me a breakdown of what SAS can do vs. MS SQL, I would