RALEIGH, N.C. - —
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that FICO,
the predictive analytics
and decision management software company, has built and rapidly scaled the FICO® Analytic Cloud on OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat’s award-winning
private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering.
The FICO Analytic Cloud gives application developers, business users and FICO partners around the world one-stop access to FICO’s best-in-class analytics and decision management tools and technology, including SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications for social and mobile customer engagement, targeted marketing campaign development, delinquent account management and instant credit decisioning. With OpenShift Enterprise’s development, testing, and hosting environment, FICO can easily build analytic applications and run them in the cloud architecture, reducing the time to value by up to 70 percent.
FICO has provided analytics software for more than 50 years to a wide variety of organizations, including banks, insurers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies.
The FICO Analytic Cloud provides PaaS access to
the FICO® Decision Management Platform
, where customers use FICO analytic and decision tools and technology to create, customize and deploy their applications and services. FICO deployed OpenShift Enterprise in order to enable its customers to create hybrid cloud solutions using the FICO Decision Management Platform and to deploy those solutions both hosted and on-premise.
FICO also relies on OpenShift’s award-winning support, provided by Red Hat Global Support Services, for sharing technical expertise and helping address partner issues.
“The relationship we have with those who support OpenShift is more than I could have ever asked for,” said Tony McGivern, CIO of FICO. “I can make one phone call and have a SWAT team assembled within an hour. When you’re working in a new, innovative, highly advanced development model like we are today, that’s a great source of security.”
FICO plans to continue and expand its collaboration with Red Hat through a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform implementation, building its internal PaaS offerings around a combination of OpenShift and OpenStack. FICO is running additional proofs of concept around Project Atomic, Docker and other open source projects.
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat
“Platform-as-a-Service is such a powerful technology, and FICO is an amazing example of a customer that has used OpenShift to not only transform their internal development organization, but also to bring their product to market.
“Platform-as-a-Service has become a powerful tool for software firms, and we have been pleased to work with FICO in this longstanding collaboration. We look forward to combining the benefits of enterprise PaaS and OpenStack in FICO’s Decision Management Platform to bring these cloud assets to the widest variety of users.”
Tony McGivern, CIO, FICO
“Not only are we using OpenStack and OpenShift as the underlying engines for the FICO Analytic Cloud, we’ll be building all of our internal PaaS offers around those two products. Our relationship with Red Hat almost spans our entire portfolio, and is a good example of what we consider value in a vendor. It’s more than a partnership. It’s a shared-goal, shared-vision, shared-outcome relationship where everybody’s in it for exactly the same reason, and mutual goals produce outstanding outcomes.”
Not only are we using OpenStack and OpenShift as the underlying engines for the FICO Analytic Cloud, we’ll be building all of our internal PaaS offers around those two products. Our relationship with Red Hat almost spans our entire portfolio, and is a good example of what we consider value in a vendor. It’s more than a partnership. It’s a shared-goal, shared-vision, shared-outcome relationship where everybody’s in it for exactly the same reason, and mutual goals produce outstanding outcomes.