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SASĀ® MDM Advanced 4.3

Overview

This document lists the requirements for SAS Master Data Management Advanced (MDM Advanced) Version 4.3.

SAS MDM Advanced is available for multiple platforms, as noted below.

Server-Tier Requirements

SAS MDM Advanced Server

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SAS MDM Advanced Server supports only SAS DataFlux Data Management Platform 2.7.

SAS MDM Advanced Server includes a SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Pack of choice. It includes either a Quality Knowledge Base Locale of choice or a Quality Knowledge Base for Product Data in the language of choice. Select the same locale as the one you selected for SAS Data Quality Server.

SAS MDM Advanced Server supports only Oracle 11g or 12c and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014. The database must be created and a user must be defined before you start the deployment.

SAS Data Management Server Remote Function Call for SAP is included on request. It includes SAS Federation Server Driver for SAP.

SAS Data Quality Server

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SAS Data Quality Server includes a locale of choice for either the Quality Knowledge Base for Contact Information or the Quality Knowledge Base for Product Data. If nothing is selected, the English (USA) locale of the Quality Knowledge Base for Contact Information is included by default.

SAS Data Quality Server only supports the Quality Knowledge Base (QKB) for Contact Information version 25 (or later) and the Quality Knowledge Base (QKB) for Product Data version 5 (or later).

SAS Business Rules Manager Server

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SAS Business Rules Manager Server is included but is optional. It includes a standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice (Oracle is recommended).

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server includes SAS/ACCESS Interface to PostgreSQL and a standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice (for ODBC or Oracle).

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

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS High-Performance Computing Management Console 2.8
  • SAS High-Performance Node Installation 3.5
  • SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop 1.0

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 1 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 colocated 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/solutions/hpainfrastructure/.

SAS Authentication Server

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SAS Web Studio Server

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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 MDM Advanced contains the following SAS data servers that require additional configuration:

  • SAS Job Monitor Data Server Configuration
  • SAS Data Remediation Data Server

The size of each of these data servers 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 MDM Advanced Mid-Tier

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SAS MDM Advanced Mid-Tier only supports Oracle 11g or 12c and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014. The database must be created and a user must be defined before you start the deployment.

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier

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


Client-Tier Requirements

SAS MDM Advanced Studio

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Note: Windows 10 (Home or Pro, 64-bit version) is also supported for SAS client software.

SAS MDM Advanced Studio includes a a SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Pack of choice. It also includes a choice of either a SAS Data Management Quality Knowledge Base Locale of choice or a Knowledge Base for Product Data in the language of choice.

The Knowledge Base must be the same as the one that was selected for the SAS Data Quality Server.

If not specified, by default, Quality Knowledge Base Locale for English (USA) will be included. The locale must be the same as the one that was selected for the SAS Data Quality Server. SAS MDM Advanced Studio only supports Quality Knowledge Base (QKB) Contact Information version 25 (or later).

SAS Data Management Server Remote Function Call for SAP is included on request. It includes SAS Federation Server Driver for SAP.

SAS MDM Advanced Administrator

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Note: Windows 10 (Home or Pro, 64-bit version) is also supported for SAS client software.

SAS MDM Advanced Studio includes a a SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Pack of choice. It also includes a choice of either a SAS Data Management Quality Knowledge Base Locale of choice or a Knowledge Base for Product Data in the language of choice.

The Knowledge Base must be the same as the one that was selected for the SAS Data Quality Server.

If not specified, by default, Quality Knowledge Base Locale for English (USA) will be included. The locale must be the same as the one that was selected for the SAS Data Quality Server. SAS MDM Advanced Studio only supports Quality Knowledge Base (QKB) Contact Information version 25 (or later).

SAS Data Management Server Remote Function Call for SAP is included on request. It includes SAS Federation Server Driver for SAP.

SAS MDM Advanced Clients

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Note: Windows 10 (Home or Pro, 64-bit version) is also supported for SAS client software.

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.


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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