New year resolution: Don't let old stuff slow down your SAS Grid

As another year goes by, many people think about new year’s resolutions. It’s probably the third year in row that I’ve promised myself I’d start exercising in the fabulous SAS gym. Of course, I blame the recently concluded holiday season. With all the food-focused events, I couldn’t resist, ate way […]

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Accessing the provided Relationship Report in SAS Visual Analytics 7.3

In SAS Visual Analytics 7.3, the usage reports accessed from the administrator includes a relationship report.  This report provides very basic lineage and dependency information for selected object types.  The data to populate this report comes from the middle-tier relationship service.  Once you enable the collection and extraction of this […]

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What is going on with my Visual Analytics audit data archiving?

In my last blog (What is going on with my Visual Analytics audit data collection) I reviewed how middle-tier auditing works and where to look for logs to debug issues. In this follow up blog I will do the same for the Visual Analytics audit data archiving process. The archive process is […]

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SAS administrators tip: Keeping track of SAS users

If you are a SAS Administrator who is tasked with managing SAS users including adding and removing SAS users in the SAS Management Console, assigning (or re-assigning) them to Groups and Roles, maintaining their General information and user Accounts, then you know that when number of users grow, at some […]

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Help for SAS administrators only a click away

If you install, update, manage or maintain a SAS deployment, you're a SAS administrator, and a very valuable resource for your organization. Every day, SAS users at your company depend on you to do their job. Being a SAS administrator is a critical and rewarding role, but it can sometimes be a lonely one as […]

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What is going on with my Visual Analytics audit data collection?

In my last blog I discussed purging audit records from the Web Infrastructure Platform SharedServices database. The blog generated a fair bit of discussion around the SAS Visual Analytics auditing data gathering and archive process. So let’s take a step back and in this blog review how data collection for auditing works and […]

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Tips to keep your SAS system humming

From time to time we’ll hear from customers who are encountering performance issues. SAS has a sound methodology for resolving these issues and we are always here to keep your SAS system humming. However, many problems can be resolved with some simple suggestions. This blog will discuss different types of […]

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In-Database Nirvana – The Five Step Process to run business rules without moving data

The phrase “business rules” is often loosely used. It can refer to things like constraints in a query, a data mapping, a data quality constraint, a data transformation, or a model. Business rules also reflect an enforced policy, a regulatory requirement and business constraints on model scores that trigger analytically-driven […]

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Controlling the Size of the Web Infrastructure Platform Database Audit Tables

SAS Visual Analytics contains an Administrator Overview report which provides for Visual Analytics usage information by application, user, and object. To provide data for the report you must enable collection of key actions audit data in the Visual Analytics Middle-Tier. Auditing doesn’t just apply to Visual Analytics, it can be […]

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SAS Environment Manager: Details on Alerting

We all know that alerting is one of the most powerful features of SAS Environment Manager; the flexibility and comprehensiveness of this feature is one of the things that makes SAS EV stand out among monitoring tools. If we dig a little deeper, we find that we have quite a bit of […]

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