First look at SAS Viya’s new cloud analytics applications

Cary, N.C.-based analytics software firm SAS Institute announced on Monday that its Viya cloud platform is ready to ship and showcased two solutions that will launch with it later this month. The first two applications available on Viya will cater to two different roles in the business analytics chain of command. One is meant to arm data scientists with a new productivity tool, while the other is meant to help business analysts apply analytics to solve specific products. Viya, the cloud platform that SAS announced in March, is the software firm’s first foray into offering its applications as a service. In a media conference held at its Analytics Experience conference in Las Vegas, executives described SAS’s approach to the cloud as one that is open, and includes embedded cognitive computing…


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