SAS Environment Manager Data Mart—the heart of the Service Management Architecture

Several new capabilities and components are available in SAS Environment Manager 2.4, the web-based administration solution for a SAS environment. For me, the most important enhancement is probably the SAS Environment Manager Service Management Architecture Framework, which provides features and functions that enable SAS Environment Manager to fit into a […]

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Which SAS Migration Utility do I use?

During a migration to a new release of SAS software, the SAS Migration Utility is used to analyze and package your source software. There are two ways that you can get the SAS Migration Utility. It’s available by selecting SAS Migration Utility from the Downloads page on support.sas.com. The SAS Migration […]

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Renewing SAS solutions: a two-step process

Did you know that applying a new SAS license file for many SAS solutions is a two step process? Because many of SAS’ most of popular solutions (including SAS® Visual Analytics, SAS® Enterprise MinerTM and SAS® Customer Intelligence) depend on the middle-tier architecture for primary user access, information about licensed […]

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5 characteristics you meet in the cloud

If someone asks you whether SAS runs in the cloud, there are exactly two wrong answers: "yes" and "no". Instead, this question should spark a discussion. It should be a discussion about which of the five characteristics of cloud computing they are interested in. The answers will point you in […]

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How to tune storage arrays and clustered file systems for use with SAS

For those of you who have followed my SAS Administration blogs, you will know that setting up your IO subsystem (the entire infrastructure from the network/fibre channels in your physical server, across your connections, to the fibre adapters into the storage array, and finally to the physical disk drives in […]

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Enterprise Architecture: Your chance to design your perfect SAS environment

Perhaps it is my astrological sign, but as a Gemini, I seem to be cursed blessed with a duality that consists of balancing my creative side with exacting nature of my logical side.  In my personal life, I enjoy woodworking.  Whether it is creating “art in the round” from a […]

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SAS Environment Manager 2.4 -- new options for monitoring your SAS environment

If you’ve used SAS Environment Manager, you know what kind of information it’s capable of providing – the metrics that show you how the resources in your SAS environment are performing. But what if it could do more? What if it could automatically collect and standardize metric data from SAS […]

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SAS High-Performance Analytics: connecting to secure Hadoop

In this post we dig deeper into the fourth recommended practice for securing the SAS-Hadoop environment through Kerberos authentication: When configuring SAS and Hadoop jointly in a high-performance environment, ensure that all SAS servers are recognized by Kerberos. Before explaining the complex steps in connecting to secure Hadoop within a […]

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Matching SAS releases with compatible OS, SAS client and third-party software

The only thing that’s constant is change. The continual cycle of computing changes leads to common questions about the effects of these changes—operating systems are getting upgraded, customers are moving to new SAS clients, upgrading to new releases of SAS, working with new Java and browser versions. All of these […]

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