Use Hub Shared Collections to automatically push VA reports to your users

The SAS Visual Analytics 7.2 release introduces a new look and feel to the Hub with the modern (HTML5) version. It also introduces a new feature, Shared Collections, which allows an administrator to push a Shared Collection to all users’ Hub view, including Guest access. And bonus - it will […]

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Providing multi-machine data for the SAS Environment Manager Data Mart

One of the great things that the new Data Mart will do for you is combine data from all the machines found in a multi-machine deployment into one storage area, where it is used to create many of the reports found in the Report Center. This capability began with the 14w41 […]

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Anonymization for analysts, report designers and information owners

This is my second blog on the topic of anonymization, which I’ve spent some time over the past several months researching. My first blog, Anonymization for data managers, focused on the technical process. Now let’s dive into the role for analysts, report designers and information owners. To analysts and reporting […]

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Anonymization for data managers

I’ve spent some time over the past couple of months learning more about anonymization. This began with an interest in the technical methods used to protect sensitive personally-identifiable information in a SAS data warehouse and analytics platform we delivered for a customer. But I learned that anonymization has two rather different meanings; one in the […]

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Recent improvements to SAS automated migration tools

Recent updates to SAS 9.4 have introduced some nice improvements in support of automated migration using the SAS Migration Utility and SAS Deployment Wizard. SAS has been working hard to make the migration experience more user friendly and less error prone. Changes have focused on making errors easier to identify […]

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SAS administrators: What’s next after your Hadoop introduction?

Hadoop has been called a game changer technology. Here’s why: - DATA IS DIFFERENT: We now have to deal with both structured and unstructured data. - NO LIMITS: We now deal with Terabyte or Petabyte data size and not just with old Megabyte. - COMPLEXITY: We work with complex multi-server […]

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Hadoop skills for SAS administrators – why you need them and where to start

If you have your SAS Certified Platform Administrator Credential, then it’s clear that you’ve studied a lot to achieve it. But suddenly the Hadoop era shows up and what you find are big gaps in your skills inventory. SAS administrators must be familiar with all the data SAS platform can […]

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How SAS gets to data in Hadoop

SAS offers a rich collection of features for working with Hadoop quickly and efficiently. This post will provide a brief run-through of the various technologies used by SAS to get to data in Hadoop and what’s needed to get the job done. Working with text files Base SAS software has the […]

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SAS administration and architecture—highlights from SAS Global Forum 2015

I was privileged with the opportunity to present a couple of papers at SAS Global Forum 2015 in Dallas, Texas this year.  While there, I was also excited to attend presentations with new and inventive approaches for working with the administration and architecture of SAS solutions. This is a collection […]

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