Connecting to SAS under z/OS

Under z/OS, you can access or connect to a SAS session in any of the following ways:
3270 terminals
You can use devices that support extended data streams as well as those that do not. For more information about terminal support, see Terminal Support in the z/OS Environment.
terminal emulators
Terminal emulators that you can use to access SAS on z/OS include Attachmate Extra!, Hummingbird Host Explorer, and others.
Note: SAS best supports those terminal emulators that closely conform to the original IBM specifications for the 3270 terminal. If you are having difficulties with the SAS vector graphics in your emulator session, make sure that the settings for your emulator match these specifications as closely as possible.
SAS/CONNECT software
SAS/CONNECT supports cooperative and distributed processing between z/OS and Windows, and between z/OS and UNIX. It supports the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) and XMS (Cross-Memory Services) communications access methods. TCP/IP and XMS enable local clients who are running SAS to communicate with one or more SAS applications or programs that are running in remote environments. For more information, see Communications Access Methods for SAS/CONNECT and SAS/SHARE.
SAS/SHARE software
SAS/SHARE enables local and remote clients in a heterogeneous network to update SAS data concurrently. It also provides a low-overhead method for multiple remote clients to read local SAS data. For more information, see Communications Access Methods for SAS/CONNECT and SAS/SHARE.
SAS/SESSION software
SAS/SESSION enables terminal users who are connected to the Customer Information Control System (CICS) to communicate with SAS software in a z/OS environment. It uses the LU6.2 (APPC/MVS) protocol. Your on-site SAS support personnel can find more information about SAS/SESSION in the installation instructions for SAS software in the z/OS environment.
SAS Intelligence Platform
SAS creates and delivers enterprise intelligence through the SAS Intelligence Platform. This cohesive platform is based on an architecture that fully integrates SAS technologies in data extraction, transformation, and loading; data storage; business intelligence; and analytics. These capabilities provide the end-to-end infrastructure necessary for exploring, analyzing, optimizing, reporting, and understanding your data. For more information, see the documentation about “SAS Intelligence Platform: Administration Documentation” at