S - Definitions

  • S

    SAS Institute Inc.

    SAS Institute Inc. is a software vendor that specializes in advanced and predictive analytics applications, as well as business intelligence and data visualization tools.

  • Scala (Scalable Language)

    Scala is a software programming language that mixes object-oriented methods with functional programming capabilities. It was used to create the scalable Spark analytics engine.

  • self-service analytics

    Self-service analytics is an approach to advanced analytics that gives the ability to conduct analyses to business users, rather than data scientists.

  • self-service business intelligence (BI)

    The self-service approach lets end users create personalized reports and analytical queries while freeing up IT staffers to focus on other tasks – potentially benefiting both groups.

  • small multiples

    Small multiples (also called trellis charts or lattice charts) provide data visualization of many small, interrelated graphs clustered together in a single display.

  • social analysis

    Social analysis is the practice of analyzing a situation or social problem through objective, systematic exploration.

  • social media analytics

    Social media analytics is the practice of gathering data from social media websites and analyzing that data using social media analytics tools to make business decisions.

  • Software as a Service BI (SaaS BI)

    Software as a Service business intelligence (SaaS BI) is a delivery model for business intelligence in which applications are typically deployed outside of a company’s firewall at a hosted location.

  • sparkline

    A sparkline is a small embedded line graph that illustrates a single trend. Sparklines do not include axes or labels; context comes from the related content.

  • spreadmart (spreadsheet data mart)

    A spreadmart (spreadsheet data mart) is a situation in which a company's employees has inconsistent views of corporate data because each department relies on the data from their own spreadsheets.

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