2012 Red Hat Summit: Irfan Khan, Sybase keynote





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Published on Jun 27, 2012

Irfan Khan, senior vice president and chief technology officer of the Database and Technology Group at Sybase (an SAP company), gives a keynote at the 2012 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World.

Khan speaks about Sybase and SAP historically, as one company today, and their integrated vision for the enterprises of tomorrow. More than 65% of the worlds GDP will touch a SAP backend at some time.

Khan explains that SAP operates according to two core principles:

1. Be nondisruptive to the customer landscape. Change cannot happen overnight, and consumers prefer if their technology comes in a certain cadence.

2. Remain open to customer choice.

Khan then discusses how the shift from proprietary to open thinking happened within their business, and their slow but steady growth in open source contributions and partnerships--including that with Red Hat.

Red Hat and Sybase/SAP have a deep partnership, working together to produce consistent, standard research and development, including the Linux lab established jointly in Germany.

Khan describes how these efforts can and will continue to innovate as IT technologies develop and become more efficient and flexible. Increasing connectedness requires increased integration and a better ability to consume mass quantities of (big) data.

"The enterprises of the future are going to be successful if they allow this data to grow--uncurtailed--but do so in a way where they can actually manage it with efficiencies." -- Irfan Khan

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