Base SAS Software

Base SAS® Software

Flexible and extensible fourth-generation programming language designed for data access, transformation and reporting

A scalable, integrated software environment specially designed for data access, transformation and reporting

Base SAS includes a fourth-generation programming language; ready-to-use programs for data manipulation, information storage and retrieval, descriptive statistics and report writing; and a powerful macro facility that reduces programming time and maintenance headaches.


Integrate data across environments.

Based on an open, cross-platform architecture, Base SAS is hardware-agile and integrates into any computing environment infrastructure, enabling you to unify your computing efforts and get a single view of your data.

Read, format and analyze any data.

From small data issues to large complex data problems, programmers can read, format, analyze and report on data quickly, regardless of format.

Make programming fast and easy.

With an intuitive, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use programming language, Base SAS significantly reduces the amount of code required to deliver information. SAS procedures encapsulate and deliver functionality with a few simple commands, increasing your programmers' productivity.

Simplify reporting and delivery to mobile devices.

Base SAS provides maximum reporting flexibility. You can easily create reports in standard office formats such as Rich Text Format (RTF), Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft PowerPoint, HTML and an e-books format that can be read with iBooks® on the iPad® and iPhone®. Produce reports and visualizations of analytic results automatically from statistical procedures and deliver them to your users on the platforms and applications they regularly use.

Maximize use of all computing resources.

With multithreaded, scalable and high-performance capabilities, Base SAS software takes advantage of parallel processing power to maximize use of computing resources and produce the timely answers your organization demands. In addition, data manipulation routines can be executed on the data where it resides in-database. This reduces the need to move data and improves performance and security.

Incorporate Hadoop capabilities into SAS applications.

Using Base SAS, you can not only incorporate Hadoop capabilities such as the Pig and Hive languages and MapReduce framework, you can also apply them across all SAS products and solutions.

Access industry-standard data security.

SAS/SECURETM is delivered as part of Base SAS and provides access to industry-standard data encryption, including the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), enabling you to encrypt SAS data on disks.



Base SAS Software
  • Powerful data analysis capabilities
  • Flexible 4GL
  • Support for wide range of data formats
  • Support for Hadoop
  • Performance and scalability
  • Interoperability and multiple platform deployment
  • Manageability
  • Flexible report output formats
  • Industry-standard data encryption algorithms

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