SAS Unveils New IoT Analytics Division
SAS’ new IoT division will develop new partnerships and expand existing ones to bring together best-in-class technology and expertise.
One of the key players in the field of analytics formed the new division to provide its clients with actionable insight from the data streaming from the billions of connected devices in service around the world.
Jason Mann, 14-year SAS veteran, will lead the new division as vice president of IoT. Mann previously was the director of product management for industry solutions and IoT. The IoT Division reports directly to SAS COO/CTO Oliver Schabenberger.
“The potential for IoT analytics is tremendous, as hinted at by our 2017 IoT revenue growth of 60%,” said Mann. “The new SAS IoT division brings together R&D, marketing, product management, enablement, and channel sales. Its goal is to continue to develop, deliver and support powerful IoT analytics software that covers the entire analytics lifecycle – batch, streaming and edge – all designed to help customers create value from their IoT investments.”
The SAS IoT division will develop new partnerships and expand existing ones to bring together best-in-class technology and expertise. For example, in 2017, SAS and Cisco unveiled the Cisco SAS Edge-to-Enterprise IoT Analytics Platform. It brings together all the hardware and software needed to analyze IoT data so customers do not need to build an IoT platform from scratch. SAS brings similar benefits to customers through long-standing partnerships with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel.
The central technology for the new IoT division is SAS® Event Stream Processing, software that analyzes high-velocity data while in motion, so action can be taken immediately. SAS Event Stream Processing is scalable, embeddable and distributable, and strengthens SAS’ position in the growing edge-analytics market.