New software is part of the SAS®Viya™ platform, an open, cloud-ready analytics architecture ready for the future
The relentless increase in computing power and the accumulation of big data over the years has sparked intense interest in machine learning and its associated techniques. The new SAS® Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning software will feed this need for smarter analytics.
Advanced analytics offer insight to businesses, but machine learning and deep learning algorithms take it deeper, revealing insights that were previously out of reach. For example, machine learning use can include facial recognition in security systems, speech recognition in customer service applications, accurate product recommendations in e-commerce, self-driving cars and medical diagnostics.
Designed to boost data scientist productivity, SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning features:
- Flexible, web-based programming.
- Highly scalable, in-memory data manipulation and analytical processing.
- Powerful data manipulation and management.
- Data exploration, variable transformations and dimension reduction.
- Modern statistical, data mining and machine-learning techniques.
- Integrated text analytics.
- Model assessment and scoring.
- Access to algorithms from Python, Lua, Java.
“SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning shatters barriers related to data volume and variety, limited analytical depth and computational bottlenecks. That means greater productivity – and faster, deeper insight,” said Hugo D’Ulisse, Head of Analytical Platform, SAS UK & Ireland. “This software will help you measure processing time for analytical modeling in seconds or minutes – not hours – and find solutions to challenging problems faster than ever.”
SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning is one of the initial analytics applications on the SAS Viya platform. SAS Viya is an innovative analytics environment designed for use in the cloud that provides the power of SAS Analytics through SAS interfaces as well as open APIs for Python, Lua, Java and REST.
The new analytics offerings for SAS Viya are structured for a diverse range of users, while maintaining consistency and manageability. In addition to SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning for data scientists, the Viya family will include SAS Visual Analytics for business analysts and SAS Visual Statistics, aimed at experienced statistical users.
The breadth of SAS Viya applications will satisfy the appetites of all user types, while maintaining a consistent structure. The speed of the multi-threaded parallel processing engine in SAS Viya will drive faster decisions. And the strength of analytics from the advanced analytics leader will produce trusted results.
To better understand the need, applications and benefits of machine learning, please visit Machine Learning: what it is and why it matters.
This announcement was made at the Analytics Experience conference in Las Vegas, a business technology conference presented by SAS that brings together more than 10,000 attendees on-site and online to share ideas on critical business issues.