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SASĀ® Data Management Standard 2.9

Overview

To keep pace with changes to third-party technologies, SAS has adopted a general policy of supporting one or more baseline major versions, subsequent minor updates, and subsequent major versions for each officially supported operating system. Only the supported baseline major versions are listed in this document. The full SAS Support policy governing third-party software can be found at https://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/baseline_plus.html.

As part of this policy, SAS strongly encourages customers to install the latest operating-system service packs.

Server-Tier Requirements

SAS Data Management Standard Server

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SAS Data Management Standard Server includes the following software:

  • two standard SAS/ACCESS engines of choice.
  • two SAS Metadata Bridges of choice, plus General Industry Standards, which is included automatically.

SAS Data Management Standard Server includes SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Packs. It also includes locales for SAS Quality Knowledge Base. 

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) is required. If this software is not already installed on your machine, visit the Microsoft Download Center.

On Windows, OpenSSL 1.0 or later is required. The OpenSSL DLLs must be installed in the Windows system directory or in a directory that is in the system PATH.

In UNIX environments, the vendor-provided OpenSSL library associated with your host must be installed:

  • AIX: openssl.base
  • HP-UX: openssl
  • Linux: openssl or compat-openssl10
  • Solaris 10: SUNWopenssl-libraries
  • Solaris 11: library/security/openssl

SAS Data Quality Standard Server

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SAS Data Quality Standard Server includes SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Packs. It also includes locales for  SAS Quality Knowledge Base.  

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

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 Management Standard contains the following SAS data servers that require additional configuration:

  • SAS Job Monitor Data Server Configuration
  • SAS Data Remediation Data Server
  • SAS Data Management 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 titled Initial Configuration Recommendations in the "Tuning the PostgreSQL Data Server" section of SAS 9.4 Web Applications: Tuning for Performance and Scalability.


Middle-Tier Requirements

Starting with SAS 9.4M7, the SAS Web Server (a specific version of the Apache HTTP Server) that is delivered with the Middle Tier cannot be configured on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. Install the SAS Web Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 or another supported operating system. As an alternative, you can choose not to install the SAS Web Server.

SAS Data Management Standard Mid-Tier

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Client-Tier Requirements

 

SAS Data Management Standard Studio

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SAS Data Management Standard Studio includes SAS Data Management Contextual Extraction Language Packs. It also includes locales for SAS Quality Knowledge Base.  

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

OpenSSL 1.0 or later is required. The OpenSSL DLLs must be installed in the Windows system directory or in a directory that is in the system PATH.

SAS Data Management Standard Clients

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Specific Product Requirements

Database Repository Storage

DataFlux Data Management Server and DataFlux Data Management Studio support the following databases for repository storage:

  • IBM DB2
  • Informix
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • SAS Web Infrastructure Platform Data Server
  • Sybase
  • Teradata

Important Upgrade Requirements

A few SAS Data Management components have been deprecated (as of July 2020). Before upgrading your SAS Data Management solution software, read the section of the SAS 9.4 Guide to Software Updates and Product Changes that is relevant for your product.


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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