SAS and Red Hat expand partnership

SAS and Red Hat expand partnership

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In an expansion to their existing collaboration, SAS is creating a best-in-class hybrid cloud analytics solution by delivering its market leading analytics on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform.

The two companies report that optimising the cloud-native design of SAS Viya in Red Hat OpenShift gives customers choice and control across hybrid environments.

“The collaboration between SAS and Red Hat combines market leading analytics with the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform in Red Hat OpenShift,” says Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst.

This, he says, will help “accelerate customer adoption of analytics across the hybrid cloud”.

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This moves digital transformation from drawing board to finishing the last mile

Jim Goodnight, SAS

The expanded partnership was announced at the 6th annual All Things Open Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Around 3,500 of the world’s leading developers, technologists and decision-makers gathered to discuss open source, open tech and open web in the enterprise. 

As companies organisations continue to migrate to public cloud providers, the two companies state that Red Hat OpenShift will provide a portable managed container and Kubernetes platform that can help customers manage their infrastructure across the hybrid cloud. By using SAS Analytics in a Red Hat OpenShift environment, customers can quickly realise results while maintaining control on where to run their analytics workloads.

“Combining the flexibility and scalability of SAS’ number one advanced analytics platform with the portability of Red Hat OpenShift, the most secure implementation of Kubernetes on the market, moves digital transformation from drawing board to finishing the last mile,” says SAS CEO Jim Goodnight.

SAS Viya, he adds, provides a modern, flexible cloud-based architecture that supports agile development and deployment of both SAS and open source AI and machine learning models in a single, governed platform. 

In support of this collaboration, SAS is creating an OpenShift Center of Excellence (CoE) with joint engineering to drive the art of the possible for distributed analytics workloads in containers, Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift.

Red Hat CEO Jim WhitehurstCredit: IDG
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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