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#146 in Forbes Largest Private Companies (October 2015)
SAS Institute was digging into big data and analytics before they were buzzwords de jour. The privately held company's software is used for business intelligence, data warehousing, and data mining by corporations to gather, manage, and analyze enormous amounts of information. Clients, mainly financial services firms, government agencies, and telecom carriers, use its applications to find patterns in customer data, manage resources, and target new business. Cloud-based apps are the company's fastest growing business. SAS also offers software and support packages for other segments such as leisure, manufacturing, and retail. It has more than 400 offices in about 60 countries.