SAS and Red Hat will collaborate to improve SAS’s hybrid cloud analytics. This is to be done by offering SAS analytics on OpenShift, Red Hat’s Kubernetes platform.

“The collaboration between SAS and Red Hat combines market leading analytics with the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform in Red Hat OpenShift, helping to accelerate customer adoption of analytics across the hybrid cloud,” said Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat.

According to the companies, customers can achieve faster results by using SAS Analytics in a Red Hat OpenShift environment. At the same time, they can remain in control of where they want to execute their analytical workloads.

“Combining the flexibility and scalability of SAS’ No. 1 AI and 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,” said Jim Goodnight, CEO at SAS.

SAS Viya

SAS Viya offers a cloud-based architecture that supports flexible development and deployment of AI, and specific machine learning models, in a single platform. It does not matter whether those models come from SAS or whether they are open source. Optimizing the cloud-native design of SAS Viya in Red Hat OpenShift should, therefore, give customers more choice and control over the use of AI in hybrid environments.

The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform can automate the delivery, management and scalability of applications, allowing customers to focus on the development, implementation and operationalization of analytics. SAS Viya on Red Hat OpenShift therefore offers a number of possibilities for the development, implementation, lineage and explainability of models.

To support the collaboration, SAS wants to create an OpenShift Center of Excellence (CoE). With this, analytical workloads in containers, Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift can be optimized.