I am a long-time SAS 9 Administrator, I feel very confident in my understanding of SAS 9 administration. I will admit I don’t know everything, but I have been administering SAS since the days of SAS 9.1.3. I often tell my students I am a general practitioner when it comes
In my previous post, Group-based access to Azure Files in the new SAS Viya, I walked through an example of making one or more Azure File Shares available to SAS Viya end user sessions with a group-based access pattern. This post extends the scenario and covers the case where we
It’s safe to say that SAS Global Forum is a conference designed for users, by users. As your conference chair, I am excited by this year’s top-notch user sessions. More than 150 sessions are available, many by SAS users just like you. Wherever you work or whatever you do, you’ll
You've probably heard by now the new SAS Viya runs on containers orchestrated by Kubernetes. There is a lot to know and learn for both experienced users and k8s noobies alike. I would recommend searching the SAS Communities Library for a wealth of information on deployment, administration, usability, and more.
Find out the most popular SAS Users YouTube channel how to tutorials, and learn a thing or two!
If you’re like me and the rest of the conference team, you’ve probably attended more virtual events this year than you ever thought possible. You can see the general evolution of virtual events by watching the early ones from April or May and compare them to the recent ones. We
Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series by Conor Hogan, a Solutions Architect at SAS, on SAS and database and storage options on cloud technologies. This article covers the SAS offerings available to connect to and interact with the various storage options available in Microsoft Azure. Access
Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it affects our lives -- there are even AI toothbrushes! But how do businesses use AI to help them compete in the market? According to Gartner research, only half of all AI projects are deployed and 90% take more than three
Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series by Conor Hogan, a Solutions Architect at SAS, on SAS and database and storage options on cloud technologies. This article covers the SAS offerings available to connect to and interact with the various database options available in Microsoft Azure. Access
Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of the series by Conor Hogan, a Solutions Architect at SAS, on SAS and database and storage options on cloud technologies. Access all the articles in the series here. In a previous article in this series, Accessing Databases in the Cloud – SAS
Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series by Conor Hogan, a Solutions Architect at SAS, on SAS and database and storage options on cloud technologies. This article covers the SAS offerings available to connect to and interact with the various database options available in Amazon Web Services.
As a data scientist, did you ever come to the point where you felt the need for an evolved analytics platform bringing together the disparate skills of open source and commercial software? A system that can enable advanced analytic capabilities. This is now possible and easy to implement. With many
"Practical AI" might seem like an oxymoron to some. But that’s only if you view artificial intelligence as a futuristic and unrealistic pursuit. Kirk Borne, PhD, decidedly does not. Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. In this
Multi-tenancy is one of the exciting new capabilities of SAS Viya. Because it is so new, there is quite a lot of misinformation going around about it. I would like to offer you five key things to know about multi-tenancy before implementing a project using this new paradigm. All tenants
How do you deploy your model so that business processes can make use of it? This post explores how SAS Viya applications can directly add models to a model repository, and specifically focuses on how to deploy them with SAS Model Manager to Hadoop.
Often, in addition to content, an administrator will want to save configuration so that it can be reloaded or updated and applied to a different system. You have the ability to save and reload SAS Viya configuration using command-line interfaces. Learn more in this post.
In this article, I want to give you an overview of the authentication options available with SAS Viya 3.3. SAS Viya 3.3, released in the second week of December 2017, and the second release with the new microservices architecture, presents more options for authentication than the previous releases. In future
In just a few short months the European General Data Protection Regulation becomes enforceable. This regulation enshrines in law the rights of EU citizens to have their personal data treated in accordance with their wishes. The regulation applies to any organisation which is processing EU citizens’ data, and the UK
At SAS, we use terms like “machine learning,” “predictive modeling” and, of course, “analytics” quite a bit in our day-to-day business. Not surprising, given that we're the largest analytical software vendor out there. But have you noticed that these terms are popping up more frequently in news articles and blogs?
Update-in-place supports the ability to update a SAS Deployment within a major SAS release. Updates often provide new versions of SAS products. However, when using the SAS Deployment Wizard to perform an update-in-place you cannot selectively update a machine or product. As a general rule if you want to update
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
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
In trying to offer better support to SAS users, many customers’ IT departments are looking to consolidate all their SAS desktop users onto a centralized Windows, UNIX or Linux server. This option is a very practical strategy, but implementing it satisfactorily requires a lot of assessment on how the SAS
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
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
When SAS is used for analysis on large volumes of data (in the gigabytes), SAS reads and writes the data using large block sequential IO. To gain the optimal performance from the hardware when doing these IOs, we strongly suggest that you review the information below to ensure that the
This is a continuing topic of the SAS Administration and Performance blog series. In the last edition, I discussed why you need to do a technical assessment prior to planning your SAS deployment. Yes, this step takes time, but you’ll find it far easier to implement the suggested tuning guidelines
"Do I really need a detailed technical architecture before I start my SAS Deployment?" My team gets asked these questions all the time: Do we really need to spend the time for the above exercise? Why can’t we just start doing the deployment of SAS and fix issues if they come
Some handy folks at SAS got together and created a series of videos to help you get started with the SAS 9.4 installation. It starts with the basics that explain what you should do with your Software Order Email. Step two provides videos for creating or moving the software depot.