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SAS® Customer Due Diligence 7.1

Overview

SAS Customer Due Diligence is available for both distributed and non-distributed SAS LASR Analytic Server deployments. These system requirements apply to both LASR deployments. The headings below indicate whether components apply to a specific LASR deployment.

Note: SAS Customer Due Diligence includes SAS Enterprise Case Management. Use of Enterprise Case Management outside of a Customer Due Diligence context requires licensure of the full SAS Enterprise Case Management product.

Server-Tier Requirements

SAS Customer Due Diligence Server

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SAS Customer Due Diligence Server includes a SAS Quality Knowledge Base for English (US). It also includes one of the following:

  • SAS Quality Knowledge Base for Product Data of choice, or
  • Quality Knowledge Base Locale of choice

Because SAS Quality Knowledge Base for English is required, an additional Quality Knowledge Base in a language of your choice is also included in your license. This language does not have to be the same as the language that you select for the SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Pack, which accompanies SAS Data Quality Standard Server (see below). A separate download of the Quality Knowledge Base is no longer required.

SAS Customer Due Diligence Server also includes one of the following SAS/ACCESS engines of choice for SAS Customer Due Diligence:

  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to IBM DB2
  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC (for use with Microsoft SQL Server)
  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle
  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata

In addition, this solution includes one of the following SAS/ACCESS engines of choice for SAS Enterprise Case Management:

  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to IBM DB2
  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC (for use with Microsoft SQL Server)
  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle
  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to PostgreSQL

SAS Data Management Standard Server

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SAS Data Management Standard Server includes either a SAS Quality Knowledge Base Locale of choice, or a SAS Quality Knowledge Base for Product Data of choice. Select the same language that you selected for the SAS Customer Due Diligence Server.

SAS Data Management Standard Server includes two standard SAS/ACCESS engines of choice. It also includes three SAS Metadata Bridges of choice, plus General Industry Standards, which is included automatically.

Although SAS Data Management Server is supported on z/OS, it has some limitations related to connectivity or functionality.

SAS Data Quality Standard Server

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SAS Data Quality Standard Server includes a SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Pack of choice. It also includes either a SAS Quality Knowledge Base Locale of choice, or a SAS Quality Knowledge Base for Product Data of choice. Select the same language that you selected for the SAS Customer Due Diligence Server.

SAS Visual Process Orchestration Server

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Note: SAS Visual Process Orchestration Server is required only when the SAS Data Quality Standard Server is running on Windows 32-bit. It must be installed on a separate machine, however, because it does not support 32-bit Windows. For more information, see the SAS Visual Process Orchestration System Requirements document, available on the Install Center web site.

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server includes a standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice. If you select a different type of engine from the one that you selected for the SAS Enterprise Case Management Server, it must be separately licensed. SAS recommends that you install SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server on a separate machine from the solution software.

Inclusion of SAS Visual Analytics LASR Server

  • SAS Visual Analytics LASR Server, Non-distributed is included automatically if the deployment is for Non-distributed LASR. It is optional if deployment is for Distributed LASR.
  • SAS Visual Analytics LASR Server, Distributed is included automatically if the deployment is for Distributed LASR.

For Hadoop Support

Base SAS, SAS/ACCESS engines, and SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server can be installed on the head node of the commodity hardware (symmetric) or on separate hardware (asymmetric). The Distributed LASR Base SAS components for SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting can therefore be installed on Windows for x64 while working with the Linux for x64 LASR grid.

SAS Solution LASR Analytic Server (Non-distributed LASR)

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SAS Solution LASR Analytic Server must run on the same operating system as SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server. It includes one standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice for transactional data. You must select the same type of ACCESS engine as the one that is running on the SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server, or it must be separately licensed.

SAS LASR Analytic Server (Distributed LASR) on Linux for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS High-Performance Node Installation 3.5
  • SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop 1.0
Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 10 MB

Supported Environments:
  • Oracle Linux 6.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family

Use of a co-located Hadoop File System (HDFS) is optional, but it requires a supported Hadoop environment and SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop (which are included with your license). For information about supported Hadoop distributions, refer to http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v94/hadoop/hadoop-distributions.html. The plug-ins require additional configuration. For more information, see SAS High-Performance Analytics Infrastructure 3.5: Installation and Configuration Guide at http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/hp-analytics-infrastructure/index.html.

SAS Metadata Server

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SAS makes the following recommendations for SAS Metadata Server deployments:

  • a 64-bit host system
  • a dedicated machine to simplify tuning, management, and diagnostics
  • multi-core server hardware because SAS Metadata Server is multi-threaded
  • four or more cores for production deployments

The disk I/O performance of any server-class system should be sufficient. Memory requirements are highly dependent on the product mix and usage, but 8 GB of RAM are sufficient for most large deployments. For many deployments, 4 GB of RAM are sufficient and should be considered a minimum, unless the specific deployment is tested and verified to require less memory.


Middle-Tier Requirements

Typically, the Mid-Tier components are installed on the same machine as the Customer Due Diligence Server.

Note: SAS Customer Due Diligence includes SAS Enterprise Case Management. Use of SAS Enterprise Case Management outside of a SAS Customer Due Diligence context requires licensing for the full SAS Enterprise Case Management product.

SAS Customer Due Diligence Mid-tiers

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-tier

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SAS recommends installing SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server on a separate machine.

Web Application Servers

When you install your SAS solution software, SAS Deployment Manager installs and configures the required web application servers and web servers.

To install these servers, select one of the supported operating systems for the middle tier.

Note: These servers cannot be installed on the z/OS or 32-bit Windows platforms.

Supported Databases

SAS Customer Due Diligence supports the following databases1:

  • IBM DB2 Universal Database, Version 10.1 or a later version (64-bit libraries)
  • Oracle Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition, 11g and 12c2, 3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 20124, 5
  • Teradata v13.10

Notes:

  1. Use of SAS Enterprise Case Management is optional in SAS Customer Due Diligence 7.1. If you decide to use Enterprise Case Management with Customer Due Diligence, note that Customer Due Diligence and Enterprise Case Management support different databases. Refer to the SAS Enterprise Case Management system requirements for more information about SAS Enterprise Case Management database support.
  2. To leverage advanced tuning features such as bitmap indexing and data partitioning, SAS recommends deploying SAS Customer Due Diligence on Oracle Enterprise Edition instead of Oracle Standard Edition. Oracle Enterprise Edition offers features required for tuning high-volume databases. Consult with your Oracle licensing representative for a complete list of available features.
  3. When using Oracle, the Oracle Text option should be installed.
  4. When using Microsoft SQL Server as the solution database, select SAS/ACCESS to ODBC as the access engine. 
  5. When using Microsoft SQL Server as the solution database, all server tiers of the solution are expected to be installed on Windows.

Third-Party Software Requirements

SAS Customer Due Diligence 7.1 requires Apache Solr 5.3.1 to support search-related capabilities. This software is required for system operation.

Note: For proper Solr operation, a network drive that is accessible to the Server tier as well as to the Solr installation is required.


Client-Tier Requirements

Note: Microsoft Windows 10 desktop operating system is also supported for SAS client software.

SAS Data Management Standard Studio

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SAS Data Management Standard Studio is limited to five users.

SAS Data Management Standard Studio includes a SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Pack of choice. It also includes either a Quality Knowledge Base Locale of choice, or a SAS Quality Knowledge Base for Product Data of choice.

The language that you select for these component must be the same as the language that you selected for the same components on the SAS Customer Due Diligence Server.

SAS Enterprise Case Management Client

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SAS Visual Analytics Mobile Clients

SAS Visual Analytics Mobile Clients (SAS Mobile BI) are available for the Apple iPad and Android tablets via free downloads from app stores.

Web Browsers

SAS Customer Due Diligence supports the following web browsers:

  • Google Chrome version 24 or a later version
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11
    Note: Microsoft Edge is not supported.
  • Mozilla Firefox version 29 or a later version

Third-Party Software

SAS software may be provided with certain third-party software, including but not limited to open-source software, which is licensed under its applicable third-party software license agreement. For license information about third-party software distributed with SAS software, refer to http://support.sas.com/thirdpartylicenses.

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