For all platforms other than z/OS, SAS Foundation and certain SAS Client Applications require the use of a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). A private JRE is provided by SAS and installed by the SAS® Deployment Wizard.
For z/OS, a Java Software Development Kit (SDK) is provided in the SAS Software Depot for use during installation, maintenance, and application of hot fixes. Some features of SAS 9.4, such as SAS/GRAPH support for the javaimg device and the SAS REPORT procedure, require a Java SDK. Therefore for any use of Java SDK in production SAS software on z/OS, you must install an appropriate Service Refresh of IBM 31-bit SDK.
Until further update, the Java version should be no higher than