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SAS/CONNECT® Software

Maximize computing resources and manage distributed applications

SAS/CONNECT software establishes connections between networked computers with different operating systems and enables you to combine their computing resources for more efficient IT enterprisewide. With the ability to access, manage and process data in distributed environments, you can maximize use of all resources to shorten execution times and speed decision making.

Benefits

  • Reduce costs by fully exploiting existing IT infrastructures.
  • Speed up application performance and lessen the time it takes to transform and analyze data.
  • Eliminate data silos and isolated islands of information.

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Features

  • Compute services across platforms
  • Data transfer services
  • Remote compute services
  • Independent and pipeline parallelism
  • Access to remote data
  • Results distribution and sharing

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Move your application to where the data is or move data to where the application is, whichever more efficiently delivers results.



How SAS® Is Different

  • Transfers data and applications across a variety of platforms, operating systems and software releases.
  • Addresses both independent and pipeline parallelism, allowing you to choose the best performance option for different application jobs – greatly speeding information delivery.
  • Provides unmatched potential to simultaneously scale up in SMP environments and scale out on a grid network.

Benefits

  • Reduce costs by fully exploiting existing IT infrastructures. SAS/CONNECT software enables you to integrate hardware, applications and data from distributed, heterogeneous platforms and provides an easy way to minimize idle CPU cycles. This reduces the need for constant hardware upgrades to meet growing CPU, memory and I/O requirements.
  • Speed up application performance and lessen the time it takes to transform and analyze data. With SAS/CONNECT you can divide jobs into independent units and distribute them across multiple CPUs in your environment. This efficient parallel processing substantially shortens total job execution times to increase the responsiveness of your applications.
  • Eliminate data silos and isolated islands of information. SAS/CONNECT gives you the ability to integrate and access data and applications on remote systems throughout the enterprise. With this bridging of information, you can provide decision makers with a holistic view of the enterprise.

Features

Compute services across platforms
  • Enables you to distribute processing to the most appropriate platforms in your network.
  • Enables asynchronous, parallel processing on SMP hardware as well as any number of platforms on your network.
  • Minimizes total elapsed execution time.
  • Bridges heterogeneous platforms, disparate data and software resources across your enterprise.
Data transfer services
  • Enables you to easily copy SAS files, SAS programs and raw data files across the network.
  • Automatically translates and converts data from one platform to another.
  • Reduces time for large data transfers with file compression algorithms.
  • Supports encryption of data as it flows on the network.
Remote compute services
  • Lets you seamlessly access remote server data libraries as if they were stored locally.
  • Provides GUI applications executing in the client session with read and write access to remote data.
Independent and pipeline parallelism
  • Segments applications so the appropriate pieces execute on the desired platform.
  • Lets you tap unused processor cycles across any number of heterogeneous machines.
  • Enables efficient use of all hardware, including SMP machines.
  • Overlaps processing execution by piping output from one process as the input into the next process in the pipeline.
  • Improves processing performance.
  • Reduces the demand for disc space.
Access to remote data
  • Eliminates the need to duplicate data for use in multiple sessions.
  • Allows libraries that are defined in the client session to be inherited by multiple server sessions for read and write access.
  • Enables child sessions to transparently access the parent data library for input parameters.
Results distribution and sharing
  • Distributes results by publishing to multiple channels, including the SAS BI report/content repository, the SAS Stored Process Server, printers, Microsoft Office documents and e-mail.
  • Lets you update analyses and results on a periodic basis using the native Windows scheduler.
  • Exports results to other applications such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access or Microsoft Word.

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Move your application to where the data is or move data to where the application is, whichever more efficiently delivers results.

Move your application to where the data is or move data to where the application is, whichever more efficiently delivers results. With SAS/CONNECT software, you can access and transfer remote data as well as partition and execute applications across processors—enabling you to maximize all of your computing resources.

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System Requirements

Host Platforms/Server Tier
  • HP/UX on Itanium: 11iv3 (11.31)
  • IBM AIX R64 on POWER architecture 7.1
  • IBM z/OS: V1R11 and higher
  • Linux x64 (64-bit): Novell SuSE 11 SP1; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1; Oracle Linux 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows on x64 (64-bit):
    Desktop: Windows 7* x64 SP1; Windows 8** x64
    Server: Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2 Family; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Family; Windows Server 2012 Family
  • Solaris on SPARC: Version 10 Update 9
  • Solaris on x64 (x64-86): Version 10 Update 9; Version 11

* NOTE: Windows 7 supported editions are: Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise.
** NOTE: Supported editions include: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise.

Please consult your local SAS sales representative if you have questions about your platform requirements. Also, for more detailed information, please visit our support site at http://support.sas.com/resources/sysreq/.

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Call us at 1-800-727-0025 (US and Canada) or request more information.