Siemens and SAS start collaboration for creation of IoT edge solutions

Siemens and SAS start collaboration for creation of IoT edge solutions

Siemens Digital Industries Software and SAS have partnered to help companies develop new IoT edge and cloud-based solutions. The two companies do this by applying SAS and open source streaming analyses via MindSphere from Siemens.

Users will have access to advanced and predictive SAS analysis in MindSphere, accelerating the introduction of machine learning and artificial intelligence in IoT environments.

MindSphere from Siemens is a cloud-based, open IoT operating system that connects real things to the digital world through open connections. In addition, the operating system enables a rich partner ecosystem to develop and deliver new applications by providing a basis for new business models.


According to the two companies, the collaboration offers benefits in the form of, among other things, increased productivity and reduction of operational risks. This is achieved by means of optimised asset performance management and powerful predictive and normative maintenance.

The two companies want to engage new and existing customers together and enable nearly real-time integrated artificial intelligence for IoT peripherals, starting with streaming analytics. The solutions are expected to be available later this year.


In March, SAS announced that it would be investing a billion dollars in the development of artificial intelligence over the next three years. The company wants to do this through software innovation, education and the provision of expert services, among other things. In this way, the company wants to build on the basis it already has in artificial intelligence, including advanced analytics, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing and computer vision.

The investment focuses on three main areas. These include research and development (R&D) innovations, educational initiatives that focus on customer needs to better understand and benefit from artificial intelligence, and expert services to optimise the return on investment of artificial intelligence projects for the customer.

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