Welcome to the new, open SAS!


Going to the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit? Visit the SAS booth to learn more about our open analytics platform.

For many years, we’ve been saying that to do advanced analytics well, you must have good quality, clean and standardised data. And now we’re fast approaching the deadline for businesses to be compliant with the GDPR regulations (with fines for noncompliance up to four per cent of revenue).

SAS’ capabilities in locating and sniffing out personal data across a disparate enterprise, as well as managing access through our data virtualisation, governance and lineage, mean we can help our customers modernise, scale and productionalise so they can be more than compliant in 2018.

Extending out the analytics lifecycle to showcase our very newest capabilities in a cloud-ready, open, API-centric platform supports not only the full needs of GDPR, but also all the needs of a modern company. From a start-up FinTech wanting pay-as-we-go cloud services, to large scale enterprises that need to know that the operational decisions and algorithms they’re running will not only scale, but will also meet stringent controls for governance, standards and security – SAS has got you covered.

The ability to support testing and building in open languages like Python and R, and then to seamlessly challenge scale and deploy with the SAS platform, is undoubtedly one of the most important developments for SAS and our customers in the new API-centric, platform economy.

It opens the door for start-ups and FinTechs to fail fast and move on with ideas and innovations, all while having the reassurance of support from one of the most well-established, scalable and flexible analytics platforms available on the market.

And crucially it's now open (i.e. accessible and inclusive), cloud-ready and engineered for the future of advanced analytics – thanks to SAS Viya. Our newly published research explains how organisations are using open and proprietary solutions, and why combining open source with a platform like Viya offers the best of both worlds.

Learn more by stopping by our booth at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2017. I’d be pleased to meet you and introduce our team of experts in GDPR and the open analytics platform.

In the past you may have garnered the view that SAS was a closed, reliable, scaleable workhorse in the advanced analytics back-office world. My mission this year: ‘Let's change that!’.


About Author

Peter Pugh-Jones

Peter Pugh-Jones is Head of Technology, SAS UK & Ireland. During his 25 year career, he has been lucky enough to have worked all over the world in diverse sectors of the IT and Software Industries. A passionate contributor to several well-known and established open source projects (in his spare time), Peter firmly holds the belief of utilising the right tools and technology to meet the data and analytical challenges of business today, while ensuring his customers derive the very best ROI. With the convergence of robotics, analytics, artificial intelligence and IoT on the cusp of this fourth industrial revolution, Peter firmly believes there has never been a more exciting time to be working in advanced analytics.

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