SAS unveils machine learning tool with introduction of Viya

LAS VEGAS: SAS has unveiled the new architecture on which all of its future software products will be based, which will include a suite of applications including a machine learning tool. The Viya architecture can be deployed on on-premise or in the cloud, and the company’s aim is to make analytics more accessible to all users, including small and medium businesses. SAS founder and chief executive Jim Goodnight announced Viya in his keynote at SAS Global Forum 2016 in Las Vegas, saying that the architecture supports fewer procedures but is more powerful thanks to an in-memory analytics capability.The new architecture has four key applications from the outset, including a machine learning tool aimed at data scientists who want to easily apply machine learning and data mining techniques to structured and…


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