Licensing model for Viya?

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Licensing model for Viya?

Greetings to the Viya team!

 

Just returned from Las Vegas and SAS Global Forum 2016, where I got to see the announcement and demos of SAS Viya. There was a lot presented around functionality, but I have a more tactical question: What is the licensing model for Viya?

 

One advantage to cloud-based technology is the ability to scale both up and down quickly and then to pay for what is used rather than on a set cost around maximum possible size. Will Viya offer similar vertically dynamic licensing and pricing models?

 

Another advantage that results from cloud-based "pay what you use" from many other software products is the opportunity to have access to features that have infrequent use cases but don't require a full up-front license. Will Viya offer similar horizontally dynamic licensing and pricing models?

 

Thanks for the hard work on the product! Looking forward to hearing some of the logistics about licensing so we can figure out how best it fits into our technical ecosystem.

 

For example in the latter case, if I have a business use case for a few procedures' worth of content available in SAS/ETS or SAS/OR or another package just a few times a year, today I'd have to pay for the full package for the full year. Is there going to be a licensing and pricing model that allows access to the entire SAS suite and then charge for what is used?  

 

 


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‎04-25-2016 10:26 AM
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Re: Licensing model for Viya?

You are absolutely right - yes. We'll be offering pay-as-you-go/consumption-based pricing for the Analytics as a Service offerings running on SAS Viya. The details of this pricing will be released when the products are for available for customers to purchase.

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Re: Licensing model for Viya?

Thanks for the question @jamesfrye -- I've reached out to our product management team on this, and I know the answer is coming soon.  They are all just getting back from the big conference too...

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‎04-25-2016 10:26 AM
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Re: Licensing model for Viya?

You are absolutely right - yes. We'll be offering pay-as-you-go/consumption-based pricing for the Analytics as a Service offerings running on SAS Viya. The details of this pricing will be released when the products are for available for customers to purchase.

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Re: Licensing model for Viya?

Thanks for the info! Good to hear there will be a usage-based pricing model. That's an important feature for this to be viable (Viya-ble?) in my opinion.

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Re: Licensing model for Viya?

I just can't wait until it's aviyailble...
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