Netezza and Teradata are both great examples of distributed processing databases that combine the power of SAS with their own platform to deliver a powerful analytics tool.
The problem? Clients rarely use it. We have seen several clients who possess this functionality. Some of who purchased the DB at the request of the analysts, only to see them never use the processing. The issues usually arise from old code, new analysts, ad-hoc scenarios, etc, etc.
If your organization is working with an in database system like Teradata or Netezza with SAS, let us know. We have put together a guide for analyst to use. This gives you code to borrow for the some of the most resource intensive SAS processing.
Here are a quick reference to some of the SAS docs: