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SAS® Quality Analytic Suite Foundation 6.2

Overview

SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation requires one or more of the following:

  • SAS Asset Performance Analytics
  • SAS Field Quality Analytics
  • SAS Production Quality Analytics

Follow these installation guidelines:

  • SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation and either SAS Field Quality Analytics, SAS Asset Performance Analytics, or SAS Production Quality Analytics must be installed on the same server-tier machine.
  • SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation, SAS Business Rules Manager, SAS Model Manager, SAS Enterprise Miner, and SAS Text Miner must be installed on the same server-tier machine.
  • One additional installation of SAS Enterprise Miner Server, SAS Text Miner Server, Base SAS, and SAS/STAT can be installed on a separate machine at no extra charge for any platforms where that combination of products is supported.
  • AS Enterprise Content Categorization may be installed on the same machine as SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation.

SAS Event Stream Processing (SAS Viya Enabled) 4.2 on Linux for x64 allows integration to SAS Asset Performance Analytics and SAS Production Quality Analytics. SAS Field Quality Analytics does not have this integration.

Server Tier Requirements

In addition to the pieces described in detail below, SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation also includes the following servers from other offerings. For information about their requirements, review the system requirements documents for each solution and server listed below:

  • SAS Enterprise Content Categorization
  • SAS Enterprise Miner Server
  • SAS Text Miner Server, including a SAS Text Miner language of choice

SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation Server

Select a platform:

SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation includes the following software:

  • three SAS Metadata Bridges (aka MITI) of choice
  • one Text Analytics Language of choice
  • one standard SAS/ACCESS engines of choice or SAS Data Surveyor
  • one SAS/ACCESS engine of choice with each of these three solutions that can be licensed with SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation:
    • SAS Asset Performance Analytics
    • SAS Field Quality Analytics
    • SAS Production Quality Analytics

SAS OLAP Server

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SAS/ACCESS Interface to the PI System

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SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation includes SAS/ACCESS Interface to the PI System but it is optional.

SAS Enterprise Miner and Text Miner Server

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SAS Enterprise Miner Server and SAS Text Miner Server are optional. SAS Text Analytics Language of choice is included with SAS Text Miner and is optional

SAS Contextual Analysis Server

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SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation includes SAS Contextual Analysis Server but it is optional.

SAS Contextual Analysis Server includes:

  • SAS Text Analytics Language of choice
  • standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice

SAS Enterprise Content Categorization Server

Select a platform:

SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation includes SAS Enterprise Content Categorization Server but it is optional.

SAS Enterprise Content Categorization is obtained through the external download site.

SAS Enterprise Content Categorization Server also includes SAS Text Analytics.

SAS Crawler Server

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SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation includes SAS Crawler Server but it is optional.

SAS Crawler is obtained through the external download site.

SAS Crawler also includes SAS Text Analytics.

SAS Scalable Performance Data Server

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For information about the requirements for SAS Scalable Performance Data Server, please refer to the system requirements document for that offering.

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.

Note: Both the Distributed Mode and Non-distributed Mode of SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting include a Non-distributed Mode SAS LASR Analytic Server.

However, only the Distributed Mode of SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting includes the Distributed Mode SAS LASR Analytic Server.

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

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS High-Performance Computing Management Console 2.9
  • SAS High-Performance Node Installation 3.7
  • SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop 1.01

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 1 MB
Supported Environments:
  • Oracle Linux 6.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Oracle Linux 7.1 (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 7.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (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 https://support.sas.com/en/documentation/third-party-software-reference/9-4/support-for-hadoop.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 Metadata Server software is included with Base SAS on this machine.

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 Field Quality Analytics contains the SAS data server SAS Quality Analytic Suite Data Server, which requires additional configuration.

The size of the data server is small.

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 information 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 Quality Analytic Suite Foundation Mid-Tiers

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier on Linux for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS Home 7.4
  • SAS Studio Mid-Tier 3.71
  • SAS Visual Analytics Administrator 7.4
  • SAS Visual Analytics Designer 7.4
  • SAS Visual Analytics Graph Builder 7.4
  • SAS Visual Analytics Printing Support 7.4
  • SAS Visual Analytics Report Viewer 7.4
  • SAS Visual Analytics Services 7.4
  • SAS Visual Data Builder 7.4
  • SAS Web Application Server 9.44
  • SAS Web Infrastructure Platform 9.4
  • SAS Web Server 9.44
  • Search Interface to SAS Content 3.6

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 4108 MB
Supported Environments:
  • Oracle Linux 6.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Oracle Linux 7.1 (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 7.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family

SAS Contextual Analysis Mid-Tier

Refer to the Mid-Tier section of the SAS Contextual Analysis System Requirements.

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

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

SAS Enterprise Miner, Model Manager, and Text Miner Personal Client

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SAS Enterprise Miner, Model Manager, and Text Miner Personal Client includes:

  • Base SAS, as needed
  • SAS Text Analytics Language of choice

SAS Text Miner Personal Client is optional and included with SAS Text Miner. SAS Text Analytics Language of choice is also optional.

SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation Clients

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SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation includes SAS Text Miner Client. It is optional.

SAS Enterprise Content Categorization Studio Client

SAS Quality Analytic Suite Foundation includes SAS Enterprise Content Categorization Studio Client. It is optional and obtained through the external download site by customers who have a current license.

SAS Enterprise Content Categorization Studio Client runs on Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit platforms. It includes:

  • SAS Enterprise Content Categorization Studio
  • SAS Text Data Language Pack of choice

If not specified, by default, SAS Text Data Language Pack of choice for English (USA) will be included.

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

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 https://support.sas.com/en/documentation/third-party-software-reference/9-4/support-for-9-4-web-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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