August 25, 2023
“Having the right technology in place to streamline the migration of legacy workloads to the cloud is essential,” says Dai Vu, managing director, Cloud Marketplace & ISV GTM Programs, Google Cloud. “With Altair SLC now available on Google Cloud Marketplace, Altair is helping customers with seamless migration that can help them better compete in the market.”
Altair SLC is an alternative SAS language environment that doesn’t require any third-party middleware to process applications containing the SAS language. Its SAS language compiler supports SAS language and macro syntax, and includes procedure support for statistics, time series analytics, operational research, machine learning, matrix manipulation, operational research, graphing and output delivery. Altair SLC reduces users’ capital costs and operating expenses due to its ability to handle high levels of throughput.
“Altair SLC’s unique benefits make it a one-of-a-kind solution in today’s software landscape, and we are confident that customers will discover that it will quickly become an invaluable addition to their toolkit,” says Sam Mahalingam, chief technology officer, Altair. “Additionally, moving workloads from on-premises mainframes to the cloud with Altair SLC helps organizations modernize, future proof existing investments, and has the potential to reduce costs related to infrastructure and related administration.”
Altair SLC’s key features include:
- Multi-Language, Multi-Platform Capabilities: The solution’s SAS language compiler runs SAS language and SQL code, and uses Python and R compilers to run Python and R code and exchange SAS language datasets, Pandas, and R data frames. The software runs on IBM mainframes, in the cloud, and on servers and workstations running various operating systems. It supports remote job submission and ability to exchange data between mainframe, cloud and on-premises installations.
- Seamless Migration: Altair SLC’s code analysis tools can analyze SAS language programs in minutes. The Altair team will support users through the complete migration process, including assessment, proof of concept, and rollout.
- Data Access: Altair SLC can access virtually any data source, including cloud services, Hadoop, data warehouses, databases, SAS language, SPSS, Microsoft Excel, CSV, and other file-based data formats with no limits on data volumes.
- Flexible Deployment: Users can use Altair SLC in batch or standalone mode to execute programs and models, or use it with Altair Analytics Workbench, Altair’s integrated development environment, to create, maintain, and execute programs and models.
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