Many experienced and novice SAS programmers take advantage of the power of a “language within a language” offered by PROC SQL, SAS/IML and the SAS Macro Facility. But how many of you are aware of recently added languages and techniques? These newer tools are designed to help SAS programmers leverage virtualization, parallel processing and related technologies.
Here’s a sampling of the presentations, workshops and Super Demos offered at SAS Global Forum 2015. You won’t want to miss these if you’re looking for ways to add more programming techniques to your toolkit!
DS2 – DS2 enables parallel processing and storage of large data with reusable methods and packages.
SASSD4539 - DS2 MERGE Statement with Code Accelerator
SAS4060 - DS2 Programming Essentials (LWDS2E)
SAS4061 - SAS® and Hadoop (DIACCHAD)
SAS Federation Server and PROC FEDSQL-- SAS Federation Server provides big data virtualization access to sources such as Hadoop, Netezza and SAP HANA. Federated Query Language, or FEDSQL, is a vendor-independent language that provides a common SQL syntax to communicate across multiple relational databases without having to worry about vendor-specific SQL syntax.
SAS2204 - Introducing SAS® Federation Server
Grid -- Being able to split SAS processing over multiple SAS processers is the key to getting the most from your grid-enabled environment. You’ll want to know which SAS methods make this task easier.
And more - REST is being used across the industry for designing networked applications to provide lightweight and powerful web services. The Lua programming language can simplify some of your SAS coding tasks.
SAS1561 - Driving SAS® with Lua
SASSD4538 - Using Lua in SAS
Did I miss your favorite new technology from SAS? Comment below and I’ll see what might be available for you in Dallas.