SAS® Factory Miner

Build and retrain predictive models across either business or customer segments. SAS Factory Miner, which runs as an add-on to SAS® Enterprise Miner, provides an automated web-based framework that enables you to use machine learning and statistical algorithms to test many modeling approaches simultaneously across many segments, then automatically pick the best model for each segment.

The most recent release is SAS Factory Miner 15.2.

What's New

SAS Factory Miner 15.2 contains various performance enhancements.

Key Features

Data access and preparation

  • Access to data sources (including SAS data sets, database tables, and Hadoop files) that are registered in SAS Metadata Server
  • Interactive assignment of data source metadata (such as variable roles, levels, and order) or use of automated settings to share variable settings across projects
  • Data segmentation for stratified modeling
  • Automated data profiling and interactive variable distribution graphs for detecting data issues
  • Data filtering
  • Data transformations
  • Data cleaning with statistical and machine learning imputation methods

Customizable supervised learning templates

Ability to interactively build custom templates that include models and the following processing steps:

  • Filtering
  • Principal components
  • Imputation
  • Transformations
  • Supervised and unsupervised variable selection
  • Create your own model templates
  • Edit any data preparation or model parameters and save as customized template
  • Ability to share model templates across projects and users

Self-service machine learning techniques

Build models that use the following techniques:

  • Bayesian networks
  • Decision trees
  • Gradient boosting
  • Neural networks
  • Random forests
  • Support vector machines
  • Generalized linear models
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Interactive visualization of model-specific results

Champion model identification

  • Automatic identification for each segment by using selectable criteria
  • Manual overrides of system-selected models
  • Interactive comparison and assessment of models within a segment and across multiple segments

Model performance exception identification

  • Reports that highlight model performance exceptions to enable easy 
  • Identification of underperforming models
  • Detail drill-down

Model tracking and reporting

  • Summary reports that contain model results, significant variables, and model settings
  • Reports in PDF and RTF for easy sharing

Model retraining

  • Retraining of existing model templates on new data sets
  • Tracking of assessment statistics across retraining iterations
  • Longitudinal model performance degradation reports

Flexible model management and deployment

  • Automatic generation of SAS score code for all model templates
  • Registration of models to SAS Model Manager for centralized model deployment and management (requires SAS Model Manager)
  • Model deployment in database and in Hadoop using SAS Scoring Accelerator (requires SAS Scoring Accelerator)

Scalable processing for training models

  • Multithreaded procedures on SAS servers to take advantage of multicore servers
  • Asynchronous processes via SAS Grid Manager for workload balancing and scheduling (requires SAS Grid Manager)
  • In memory by using SAS High-Performance Data Mining on database appliances -such as Oracle, Teradata, Greenplum, and SAP HANA - or on Hadoop (requires SAS High-Performance Data Mining)

Videos & Tutorials

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Find user's guides and other technical documentation for SAS Factory Miner.

SAS Factory Miner 15.2

Previous Versions


SAS Factory Miner 15.1


SAS Factory Miner 14.2

SAS Factory Miner 14.1

  • Getting Started with SAS Factory Miner 14.1 PDF | HTML
  • Example Data for Getting Started with SAS Factory Miner 14.1 ZIP
  • SAS Factory Miner 14.1: Administration and Configuration PDF
  • SAS Factory Miner 14.1: User's Guide PDF
  • Accessibility Features for SAS Factory Miner 14.1 HTML

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