Oracle and SAS have an ongoing commitment to our joint customers to deliver value-added technology integrations through engineered systems such as Exadata, Big Data Appliance, SuperCluster, Exalogic and ZFS Storage Appliance. Dedicated resources manage and execute on joint SAS/Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Solaris integration projects; providing customer support, including sizing and IT infrastructure optimization and consolidation. Oracle support teams are onsite at SAS Headquarters in Cary, NC (USA); and in the field on a global basis.
The latest in this effort is to enable our joint customers to deploy SAS High Performance Analytics on Big Data Appliance. This effort enables SAS users to leverage the lower cost infrastructure Hadoop offers in a production ready deployment on Oracle Big Data Appliance. Here from Paul Kent (VP Big Data, SAS) on some of the details.