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System Requirements
SAS® Data Loader 3.1

Overview

To use SAS Data Loader for Hadoop with Kerberos-enabled Hadoop, you must configure SAS Data Loader for Hadoop for single sign-on to the mid-tier with Integrated Windows Authenticaiton (IWA).

Server Tier Requirements

SAS Data Loader for Hadoop Server

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For supported Hadoop distributions, refer to http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v94/hadoop/hadoop-distributions.html.

Note: For MapR, SAS Data Loader 3.1 is only supported on Linux for the middle tier and server tier machines. For MapR, the SAS Metadata Server is supported on the standard platforms.

SAS Data Loader for Hadoop includes SAS Quality Knowledge Base Locale of choice. If not specified, by default, SAS Quality Knowledge Base Locale for English (USA) will be included.

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.

SAS Data Servers

SAS Data Loader contains the following SAS data server that requires additional configuration:

  • SAS Data Loader Data Server

The size of the data server is medium.

Note: When you configure your software, the size of each data server must be considered.

Before you install, update, or add products and solutions that result in the deployment of one or more SAS data servers to the same machine, kernel parameter changes for shared memory and semaphores are required. For details about configuration of small, medium, and large data servers, see the section “Tuning the PostgreSQL Data Server“ in the guide SAS 9.4 Web Applications: Tuning for Performance and Scalability, Second Edition. at http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/intellplatform/tabs/admin94.html


Middle Tier Requirements

SAS Data Loader for Hadoop Mid-Tier

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Note: For MapR, SAS Data Loader 3.1 is only supported on Linux for the middle tier and server tier machines. For MapR, the SAS Metadata Server is supported on the standard platforms.

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.


Client Tier Requirements

SAS Data Loader for Hadoop Client

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Web Browsers

The list of Web browsers that SAS supports is updated as new products are tested and approved. For the latest information, visit the SAS 9.4 Support for Web Browsers and Plug-Ins page at http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v94/browsers.html.


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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