IBM and SAS
IBM has had a longstanding relationship with SAS that has benefitted our mutual customers. For more than 30 years, SAS and IBM have collaborated to offer highly optimized solutions to more than 2,400 customers worldwide and recently renewed the SAS IBM Alliance agreement through 2015. The release of the SAS Scoring Accelerator for DB2 marks a key milestone in that relationship.
IBM’s acquisition of both Netezza and Platform Computing underscores the growing interest in technologies for in-database, grid, and high-performance computing. SAS will continue to partner with IBM from an R&D and sales perspective to support customer engagements.
"This capability will enable our mutual customers to best exploit the advanced technology of IBM InfoSphere Warehouse, powered by DB2. With a tighter integration between IBM Data Warehouse software and Systems and the SAS technology, our joint customers will be able to reduce the time required to build and deploy vital business models.
Go to market
IBM Global Services
IBM has created a unique practice that specializes in SAS solutions. Consultants provide analytical services, systems integration and industry-specific e-business consulting expertise. Combining these services with SAS solutions for CRM, SRM and ERP exploitation, SAS and IBM customers can integrate the decision-support capabilities of SAS solutions with existing transaction systems and other IBM e-business applications.
Software and middleware technology
Together, IBM technology and SAS software extend the power of intelligence throughout the enterprise. IBM DB2 Universal Database is powering the world's e-business solutions by offering open, industrial-strength database management for business intelligence, transaction processing, and a broad range of applications. More than 2,700 sites and 1,900 companies and organizations are running SAS software and DB2 Universal Database today. Coupled with IBM MQSeries, eNetwork Communications Server and DB2, Web-enabled SAS software applications provide real-time access to data warehouses and sophisticated analysis applications for large and geographically dispersed user bases.
Utilizing the IBM Global Financing (IGF) program allows much more flexible payment options (level monthly payments, balloon payments, etc.) than SAS' standard annual fee structure. IGF can also finance any combination of SAS software (both first-year fees and renewals), services and/or hardware -- even services or hardware supplied by a different vendor.
Modernize and Grow on IBM Hardware
SAS and IBM work together to make sure that our joint customers gain the greatest performance and return on both their SAS software investment and hardware investment. By collaborating on the business side and IT side, both organizations see the value of the partnership and our message together is stronger. The benefits of modernizing a customer’s environment include:
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. Its Global Technology Services (GTS) segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology, and maintenance services, as well as technology-based support services. The company's Global Business Services (GBS) segment offers consulting and systems integration and application management services. Its Software Group (SWG) segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data warehousing, business analytics and intelligence, performance management, and predictive analytics; Tivoli software for identity management, data security, storage management, and datacenter automation; Lotus software for collaboration, messaging, and social networking; rational software to support software development for IT and embedded systems; business intelligence software, which provides querying and forecasting tools; predictive analytics software to predict outcomes and act on that insight; and operating systems software. Its Systems and Technology Group (STG) segment provides computing and storage solutions, including servers, disk and tape storage systems and software, point-of-sale retail systems, and microelectronics. The company's Global Financing (IGF) segment provides lease and loan financing to end-users and internal clients; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. It serves financial services, public, industrial, distribution, communications and general business sectors. IBM was founded in 1910 and is based in Armonk, New York.