SAS has revealed that the company will continue its commitment to ensure advanced analytics run where customers locate their data.
As part of its strategic partnership with Microsoft, SAS have launched SAS Viya in November on Microsoft Azure.
Viya is an AI, analytic and data management platform that runs on a modern, scalable architecture. It is cloud-native software, designed to be delivered and updated continuously and bring the power of analytics to everyone, everywhere.
Raising the bar, SAS now expands cloud-native support for Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, with Red Hat OpenShift coming later this year.
Jay Upchurch SAS CIO said, “Analytics in the cloud is what our customers want. We are proud of our pioneering work with Microsoft and running SAS Viya on Microsoft Azure. We also respect our customers’ decisions to choose other cloud providers. We’ll meet them where their data is located and help them leverage their existing cloud investments to power their analytic aspirations.”
“SAS is committed to support customers’ cloud choices. Expanding to Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud makes SAS Viya available to even more users and reflects its commitment to support customer’s cloud choices. Additionally, SAS Cloud runs on Microsoft Azure has enjoyed 34 percent growth year-over-year for Q1 2021” he added.
“Over the last year, companies that have embraced digital transformation were able to uniquely adapt to fast-changing market conditions. And digital transformation requires analytically driven decisions,” Bryan Harris, SAS Chief Technical Officer said.
“By expanding SAS Viya support for more cloud providers, we’re giving customers choice and control to deploy world-class analytics anywhere and at any scale across their enterprise,” he added.
Additionally, other customers thriving with SAS Viya in the cloud include Axcess Financial, Banca Progetto, Center for Nonprofit Management, COPD Foundation, Gavilon Group, Georgia-Pacific, Orlando Magic, and University of Texas at Arlington.
“Once we decided SAS was the way to go, we knew we wanted our SAS solution hosted in a cloud environment, which is why we partnered with Pinnacle Solutions and went with an Amazon Web Services infrastructure to support it,” Vincent Malanga, Chief Information Officer of the COPD Foundation said.
Another customer finding analytical flexibility in the cloud is commodities management firm, Gavilon Group. “To serve our stakeholders, we need to manage large volumes of data and risk calculations in real time, as well as adapt to new use cases over time,” said Tony Vojslavek, Chief Risk Officer, Gavilon Group.
Many companies have positioned themselves for the future, to reduce workload and operational costs, through migrating to the SAS Cloud on Azure.