SAS Viya

SAS Viya is a cloud-enabled, in-memory analytics engine that provides quick, accurate and reliable analytical insights. Elastic, scalable and fault-tolerant processing addresses the complex analytical challenges of today, while effortlessly scaling for the future.

Through an educational partnership, SAS and Clemson provide research, software, services and funding through the university’s Watt Family Innovation Center. Thanks to this partnership, professors, students and researchers access and apply advanced SAS® Analytics, business intelligence, cybersecurity and data management software.

Clemson has received access to SAS Visual Analytics, the company’s flagship data visualization and exploration tool. The following SAS Viya 3.5 products are available to faculty, staff, and students at Clemson:

  • SAS Visual Analytics
  • SAS Visual Statistics
  • SAS Visual Data Mining & Machine Learning
  • SAS Visual Text Analytics
  • SAS Visual Forecasting
  • SAS Econometrics
  • SAS Optimization
  • SAS/QC

Learn more and get started

To access the software, complete the online form to request a SAS license and gain access to the SAS e-learning portal.

The SAS Academic Hub is a comprehensive online resource portal featuring free content exclusively for educators and students interested in teaching and learning SAS. You’ll need to register for SAS Academic Hub using your Clemson email address before signing up for classes. Once you’ve registered, multiple resources are available directly from SAS to help you get started:

The Watt Center offers help sessions for SAS Cloud. These sessions are designed to support students, faculty and staff with general questions and use of the SAS Cloud platform. To schedule a help session, contact Dr. David White, research associate at the Watt Center.

SAS cloud environment

Clemson offers a version of SAS products that runs in the cloud, which keeps users from having to install SAS products on individual devices. The processing capability, memory and bandwidth available offer many advantages when compared to installing software on individual user devices. To access the cloud version, you must be on Clemson’s campus network. If you aren’t on campus, you can access the network via VPN or by using a browser on a virtual machine via CUapps, powered by Citrix. Once you are connected to the network, simply visit to get started.