by Angela Guess
A new press release out of SAS reports, “Businesses and IT departments are now contending with a wide variety of analytics languages, tools and skills. They are clamoring for a cohesive analytics infrastructure that is easy to manage and govern, yet allows them to use the language or tool of their choice. Analytics applications developed for the SAS 9 platform offer this cohesion. With SAS Viya, analytically driven organizations can extend these offerings through a robust, cloud-ready platform, open at a more granular and consistent level.”
The release goes on, “Data scientists ‘can break out of analytic silos and collaborate as a team regardless of their choice of programming language, sharing work with each other and boosting team productivity. The focus of analytics at Navistar is to uncover business insights that reveal the ‘why,’ and less about ‘how’ we developed them. That’s what motivates the Navistar data science team and makes a real difference to the business,’ said Gyasi Dapaa, Director of Data Science at Navistar International, a SAS customer.”
Oliver Schabenberger, SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, noted, “Open means the ability to access, and customers want the freedom to build on a platform they can access in the most productive way. We’ve always been an open platform – SAS customers can already integrate analytic efforts easily within their Hadoop cluster. Now with SAS Viya, whether that is through SAS, Python, Java or REST APIs, the SAS platform encourages customers to use the programmatic approach that best suits their needs. SAS embraces open source software and adds interoperability, utility and analytic innovation for the enterprise.”
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