04-26-2017 03:53 AM
04-26-2017 10:51 AM
To add to what @LinusH and others have said...
SAS 9.4 Maintenance 5 is the next scheduled release for the "traditional" SAS platform. Development continues on that platform to add features that customers need. That includes new procedures, functions, SAS/ACCESS engines, and enhancements to existing features. There are also new ways to use SAS 9.4, including from Python (using the SASPy project that SAS released last month.)
SAS Viya is the newer analytics platform that presents a number of new aspects that customers need: cloud-friendly, open to other programming languages via APIs, scalable/elastic, and more. It's the basis for SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning, the next generation of SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Investigator, and a number of analytical products such as SAS Visual Forecasting, SAS Optimization, and more. You can use it alongside SAS 9.4 and the Maintenance 5 release will bring more integration.
These features might meet one's expectations of the mythical "Version 10" -- but that's not a SAS version that is on the roadmap or announced. @LinusH is correct -- it's more useful to phrase the question as "when will SAS support <your-desired-feature-here>" and see if we can answer. (And the answer might be: "it already does.")