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Base SAS Software

Base SAS® Software

A flexible, extensible 4GL and web-based interface for data access, transformation and reporting

It's the foundation for all SAS software. Along with an easy-to-learn, flexible programming language, you get a web-based programming interface; ready-to-use programs for data manipulation, information storage and retrieval, descriptive statistics and reporting; a centralized metadata repository; and a 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.

An intuitive and easy-to-learn programming language and packaged programs called procedures significantly reduce the amount of code needed to deliver information. SAS procedures encapsulate and deliver functionality with a few simple commands, increasing programmers' productivity. SAS Studio, a web-based developer interface, lets you access data files, libraries and existing programs from any device that has a web browser – making SAS coding easier and more accessible than ever.

Deliver reports to mobile devices.

Base SAS provides maximum reporting flexibility. You can easily create reports in standard office formats such as RTFs, PDFs, 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 on the platforms and applications people use most.

Maximize your computing resources.

Multithreaded, scalable and high-performance capabilities take advantage of parallel processing so you get the most from your computing resources and produce faster answers. Data manipulation routines can be executed on the data in-database or in-Hadoop, reducing the need to move data. This improves performance and security.

Combine SAS and Hadoop.

The Hadoop procedure lets you submit HDFS commands, MapReduce programs and Pig language code against Hadoop data from within SAS. Easily store large SAS data sets on Hadoop clusters and add the benefits of Base SAS security features such as encryption and password protection to Hadoop implementations.

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). So you can encrypt SAS data on disks, and increase security for stored passwords.


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Base SAS Software
  • Powerful data analysis capabilities.
  • Flexible 4GL.
  • Easily accessible web-based development environment.
  • 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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