SAS® and Open Source Integration

SAS® Viya® integrates open source technology across the analytics life cycle, enabling all types of SAS and open source users to collaborate.

Why use SAS® with open source?

Turn your models into smarter business decisions. SAS Viya enables all thinkers and innovators to extract insights from data using their tool of choice.

Deploy & execute open source models everywhere

Put your models into production with simultaneous access to multiple deployment destinations. Execute analytics however you like – using APIs, in batch, in a private docker, on Azure, etc. The choice is yours.

Govern & orchestrate your analytics ecosystem

Using different tools, frameworks and technologies to develop models fuels innovation and creativity. But it can also mean a level of complexity that makes it difficult to turn analytics into value. SAS supports models in different languages, moving them from sandbox to production in a centralized, governed manner that meets any scalability requirement.

Integrate models into business applications

A model has no value until it becomes a product, tool or solution users can interact with. SAS REST APIs let you easily customize and integrate open source analytics into your business applications so you can realize value quickly.

Customer Success

Look Who's Working Smarter With SAS® & Open Source Analytics

Organizations across industries are using SAS Viya to reduce the complexity of their open ecosystems and turn analytics into value.

“SAS has the ability to bring together the data scientist community like no other solution can.”

Shawn Hushman • Former VP of Decision Sciences • Cox Automotive

Becoming 'code agnostic' at Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, SAS Viya is the glue holding the analytics organization together. With a team that includes people around the world who code in Python, R and SAS, the ability to integrate disparate code, processes and information into one hub that provides consistent delivery of information is particularly impressive.

“We have people programming in multiple interfaces, and they’re using different ways to collaborate on model development," says Shawn Hushman, former Vice President of Decision Sciences for Cox Automotive. "They have different ways they like to publish and show the output and different ways to deploy the models. SAS allows us to stitch it all together.”

“Analytics is not just a capability that supports your core strategy. It has to be a core strategy of its own.”

Chris Donovan • Executive Director of Analytics • Cleveland Clinic

Opening analytics to executives at Cleveland Clinic

At Cleveland Clinic, giving more people access to analytics is a priority, with an aim toward growing analytics maturity across the whole health care system instead of centralizing analytics skills and capabilities in one team. “Our leaders may not know how to build a predictive model, but they need to be able to use data to make better decisions,” says Chris Donovan, Executive Director of Analytics at Cleveland Clinic. “Not everyone is a data scientist. But everyone needs to be able to interact with data at their level.”

This focus on analytics has helped Cleveland Clinic transform from a focus on palliative care to preventive care. And the leaders at Cleveland Clinic want to make data easily available to executives and managers with drag-and-drop capabilities and simple interfaces.

“So we’ll do the forecasting with open analytics as an initial prototype. When we’re happy with that first stage, we run it in SAS. For us, it’s easier to create an industrial-strength product in SAS.”

Jeremy TerBush • Senior VP of Analytics • Wyndham Destination Network

Going from prototype to industrial-strength results at Wyndham Destination Network

The analytics team at Wyndham Destination Network uses a combination of open source and enterprise analytics to find innovative solutions to complex problems – from pricing elasticity to resort operations and customer retention.

"One of the main benefits of using both SAS and open source software is that you can let people use the platform they’re most comfortable with," says Jeremy TerBush, Senior Vice President of Analytics at Wyndham Destination Network. "It’s a learning curve for them to completely shift their thinking. To allow everyone to use whatever platform they’re comfortable with is a big productive boost for us. I think we get better answers too. We can collect the best practices and draw from communities of all platforms and have a bigger pool of ideas. It gives us more flexibility within the team to solve the problem in a number of different ways."

“We think that data science – and SAS – can help reduce intersection fatalities."

Team Hackanadians

Hackathon team uses SAS plus open source to optimize traffic sensors in emergencies

Members of Hackanadians, a 2021 SAS hackathon team, used techniques that combined SAS and open source to create an audio-based intersection management app for emergency vehicle prioritization. The artificial intelligence (AI) application uses optimization, IoT sensors, machine learning and deep learning to detect sirens and commandeer traffic signals to allow emergency vehicles to pass more safely through traffic.

Open Integration Capabilities

Combine the benefits of every technology system in your organization for model development and deployment.

SAS® Viya® uses PROC CAS to run CAS actions in SAS Cloud Analytic Services.

Use REST APIs for any client language to access SAS analytics, data and services.

Use Python APIs to apply SAS Viya CAS actions.

Use R APIs to apply SAS Viya CAS actions.

Use Java APIs to apply SAS Viya CAS actions.

Use Lua APIs to apply SAS Viya CAS actions.

Use iOS and Android SDKs to create mobile apps that access content in SAS Viya.

Enabling Technologies

Use SAS Viya and your favorite open source tools in every aspect of analytics.

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Conquer all your analytics challenges – from experimental to mission critical – with faster decisions in the cloud. The latest release of SAS Viya is now available on these cloud providers.

SAS Cloud

Running the latest version of SAS Viya natively on Microsoft Azure, the SAS Cloud manages your entire analytics platform for optimal performance and value.

Azure

Microsoft is our strategic partner and preferred cloud provider. With deep integration and a shared road map, SAS and Microsoft are shaping the future of AI and analytics in the cloud.

AWS

Designed to be cloud-native, SAS Viya is tested and approved to leverage the same cloud services used by millions of AWS users.

GCP

With a commitment to innovation and open-source cloud principles, SAS Viya brings native AI and advanced analytics to Google Cloud.

Red Hat OpenShift

SAS Viya is bringing the latest DataOps, AI and ModelOps capabilities to Red Hat OpenShift – the leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, built for your open, hybrid cloud strategy.​

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