SAS Viya

AI, analytic, and data management platform
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SAS ViyaProduct Overview

  1. About SAS Viya
  2. Pros of SAS Viya
  3. Cons of SAS Viya
  4. Breakdown of core features

SAS Viya product overview

SAS Viya is an AI, analytic, and data management platform that runs on modern, scalable architecture. The platform empowers data scientists, business analysts, developers, and executives to collaborate, scale, and operationalize insights everywhere.

SAS Viya takes users through every step of the analytics journey throughout the analytics life cycle, helping them make the most of their technology and talent investments. It provides capabilities that span every step of the DataOps and ModelOps processes. Also, it democratizes data and analytics so everyone can make faster and better decisions. It unifies disparate technologies, skill sets, and processes with end-to-end capabilities powered by automated AI.

Pros of SAS Viya

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  • Data analysts can use proven AI to operationalize insights. SAS Viya’s AI capabilities also accelerate finding and acting on hidden opportunities.
  • Its built-in governance makes decisions repeatable, explainable, transparent, and trustworthy no matter the scale of data, users, and workloads.

Cons of SAS Viya

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  • According to some users, installing and maintaining the software can be complex.

Breakdown of core features

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Data preparation

SAS Viya facilitates data preparation for analytics using machine learning and AI suggestions – without coding, needing specialized skills, or relying on IT. The software’s visual interface simplifies data preparation by removing technical barriers and enabling users to blend, wrangle, and shape data on their own. It integrates data as part of the reporting and analytics pipeline. As a result, IT can focus on more strategic work while users get insights needed to investigate data at will.

Custom chatbot creation

With SAS Viya, users can create and deploy custom, natural language chatbots. The platform supports custom chatbot creation via an intuitive and low-code visual interface for chatbot-enabled insights. Moreover, this interface takes the guesswork out of building conversational experiences, expediting the design process for both beginners and advanced users.

Data visualization

Data scientists can visually explore data and share smart visualizations and interactive reports through a single, self-service interface. The software’s augmented analytics and advanced capabilities streamline insights and uncover stories hidden in the data.

Machine learning and AI suggestions

SAS Viya’s machine learning and AI features scan data and make intelligent transformation suggestions. Users can accept suggestions and complete transformations at the click of a button, without advanced or complex coding required.

(Last updated on 04/18/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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  • Data preparation
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  • Advanced workload management


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