SAS to Join Eclipse Consortium
SAS becomes the first major business intelligence vendors to join the IBM-led initiative to develop an open-source application development tool platform.SAS Institute Inc. will announce Monday that it is joining the Eclipse consortium, an IBM-led initiative to develop an open-source application development tool platform. SAS becomes the first of the major business intelligence software vendors to join Eclipse and plans to contribute application development capabilities of its software to the effort. Eclipse members would be able to build business intelligence applications using the framework. SASs data warehousing, analytics and business intelligence software would integrate with the rest of the Java-based Eclipse Integrated Development Environment. Rich Main, director of Java development environments at Cary, N.C.-based SAS, will represent the company on the Eclipse Board of Stewards.
SAS is active in a number of other standards groups, including the Data Mining Group, Global Grid Forum, Java Community Process, Object Management Group and XML/A Council.