Interesting move … but “Eighty percent of (SAS and IBM analytics) revenues are from 15 core statistical procedure.” is presumably not only wrong but — more importantly — mostly irrelevant.
Arguing about Analytics by counting procedures is like comparing two pieces of art by counting the brushes that have been used to create them. True analytics solutions include data management and integration, user interface, process support, scalability, LoB and industry best practices, reporting and much more.
And it’s more than a “product”. Analytics vendors must be commited and capable and supporting their customers beyond the point of sales to create business value using it for their particular industry and lines of businesses. It’s so much more than bits and bytes.
All opinions, as usually, my own.