‘…It takes a big village…’ so to speak when it comes to bringing enterprise-class big data & analytics solutions to the market. It is for this reason that our Cisco UCS team partners with several key ISVs in the big data segment be they Hadoop vendors, analytics providers, MySQL platforms, etc.

SAS Software is one of our strategic ISV relationships. Just recently at Cisco Live Berlin we introduced our first ‘Edge to Enterprise Big Data’ solution with them. Next week in Orlando, FL at their SAS Global Forum 2017 event our joint momentum continues as we will again take the stage with them.

If you are there, please try to attend the Monday morning (8:30 – 10:00), April 3rd General Session: “Technology Connection. Analytics in Action. Innovation at Work”.  Here Cisco UCS CTO Raghu Nambiar will join along with others Oliver Schabenberger, SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Hear from Schabenberger on how innovation in analytics affects programmers, business users and executives today.

Today in market we have two offerings with SAS, our SAS Visual Analytics with Cisco UCS solution and our Edge-to-Enterprise IoT Analytics Platform solution with SAS.

These new solutions are based on our fourth generation big data and analytics architecture,  Cisco’s UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics. It is a highly scalable architecture for big data and analytics systems that includes computing, storage, and networking resources fully managed through Cisco UCS Manager and linearly scalable to thousands of nodes using Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches and the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) platform. You can dive into the details of these two SAS Software oriented Cisco Validated Designs on the Cisco Design Zone here.

By the way, if you can’t attend the SAS Global Forum in person, here is the event’s streaming web site.

To continue to learn more about Cisco’s data and analytics solution offerings – from the Edge to the Enterprise – please visit www.cisco.com/go/bigdata