SAS® helps Rijkswaterstaat analyze IoT data to keep traffic flowing, citizens safer

Analytics leader demonstrates the value of applying analytics at the edge of an enterprise network

Because 20 percent of the Netherlands’ land mass is below sea level, managing water levels and land and sea traffic is a top priority. Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch government agency responsible for roadways and waterways, chose SAS® to gain deeper insights about traffic flows to keep citizens safe and traveling smoothly around the country.  

“SAS Analytics supports us in many ways, including helping us understand how many miles of highways are operational and whether or not we have enough sand available in the event of rising water,” said Bas van Essen, Head of RWS Datalab. “Having that sort of vision into our data makes a lifesaving difference.”

SAS® helps manage a rising tide of streaming data

Rijkswaterstaat monitors roadways, water levels and the Dutch infrastructure by applying SAS Event Stream Processing to the data flowing from connected IoT sensors in assets like bridges, dams, dikes, locks and storm surge barriers. SAS Event Stream Processing can be scaled, embedded and deployed across an enterprise, from small, constrained devices that sit at the network’s edge to cloud data centers. Its performance and ease of adoption provide organizations the flexibility to adapt to evolving challenges. Initial results from Rijkswaterstaat’s use of SAS include cost savings; accurate, rapid insight into the performance of the organization’s assets; and a heightened ability to make proactive maintenance decisions.

“Rijkswaterstaat worked to develop a reliable, agile network to extract value from its IoT assets,” said Randy Guard, SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “The agency understands the need to keep analytics close to the source of the data – in this case, connected sensors on the country’s many traffic ways. With SAS Event Stream Processing, Rijkswaterstaat keeps Dutch citizens safe and mobile.”

Analytics Experience Amsterdam

Today’s announcement was made at the Analytics Experience conference in Amsterdam, a business technology conference presented by SAS that brings together thousands of attendees on-site and online to share ideas on critical business issues.

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