For developers of analytics and ML tools, free-to-use resources like Python, R, and SQL have redefined the landscape. And this isn’t simply a matter of cost. These open-source languages offer greater productivity, flexibility, and their own specific sets of capabilities and benefits. But there’s a catch. While it may no longer be the preferred choice for coders who have grown up with open source, the long-established, SAS language remains a staple of the data science ecosystem. As a result, many enterprises still rely on a host of business-critical applications that were built using SAS language.