Leading automation firm Siemens is teaming up with the business analytics leader SAS to provide AI-embedded IoT (internet of things) analytics for edge and cloud.
The companies together will provide customers access to SAS’s advanced and predictive analytics in Siemens’ MindSphere. This will speed up the adoption of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in IoT environments.
MindSphere is a cloud-based, open IoT operating system that enables open connectivity by working as a bridge between real things and the digital world. The solution comes with rich APIs which can be used to develop applications quickly and easily.
On the other hand, the AI and IoT technologies provided by SAS are diverse and scalable. Businesses can use these technologies for IoT data both at the edge and in the cloud. SAS IoT Analytics solutions are used to learn machine operational and behavioral patterns, develop fast and accurate predictions, and make better decisions.
“Siemens’ pedigree in innovative operational assets, software and processes is unmatched. Their commitment to digitizing the world’s industries provides a unique platform for IoT to realize its full potential through AI,” said Jason Mann, Vice President of SAS’ IoT Division.
“Our partnership can accelerate adopting the transformative value of IoT for our customers.”
The collaboration of Siemens and SAS will enable near-real-time embedded AI for IoT devices at the edge. The joint solutions will benefit several industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, energy & utilities, smart cities, transportation, and automotive.
“SAS is a recognized world-leader in advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. We are excited to leverage their analytics in MindSphere,” said Stephen Bashada, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Siemens MindSphere.
“The combination of Siemens’ deep industrial domain knowledge with SAS’ deep analytics knowledge is a powerful step forward for IoT.”
Siemens and SAS will make the joint solutions generally available later this year.