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The Analytics Of Purpose – SUNZ 2016

Session Two in the business stream of SUNZ 2016 brought us an insightful view into the purpose of analytics by Amanda Sterling. From art to analytics to art. While we were taken through the history of the arts and the Renaissance period and the growth of the...

Where was the SAS – SUNZ 2016

Once again I was fortunate to attend the National SUNZ one-day conference in Wellington. The event was well run (except for one slight timing glitch between the two streams), the food was good and the networking drinks were even better (mmm Beer). I understand the...

SAS Admin – LSF start and stop procedures

Generally, you should not have to start or stop LSF, unless you come across issues where a flow has completed but the state still says running, or you have made configuration changes. Starting and stopping the LSF services is very simple, but you can have a number of...

SAS Admin – Configuring access to SQL server

When I search for SAS Access to SQL Server I tend to find a lot of information on how to code my SAS script, what engine to use and some of the options available, but details on the configuration are few and far between. So, I thought I would write a blog about each...

SAS Admin – Configuring access to Sybase

When I search for SAS Access to Sybase I tend to find a lot of information on how to code my SAS script, what engine to use and some of the options available. But details on the configuration are few and far between. So, I thought I would write a blog about each one,...

Hadoop: A first timers look

I've heard a lot about Hadoop recently but never really new what it was. So I was fortunate enough to listen to Paul Kent the SAS Vice President of Big Data at the recent New Zealand SAS Users Conference speak on big data and Hadoop.  So I've including some of things...

Column Security on SAS Datasets

Sometime ago I was required to implement column level security across SAS datasets. This was to be implemented as masking of specific columns based on metadata security. The results would be presented via Information Maps and ultimately SAS Web Reports and SAS BI...

Building a Modern SAS Platform

At the resent SAS Insight Series Vince and Bill took us through the ins and outs of modernising your SAS platform. I went along to see what it was all about and to find some gems that I could pass on to my customers. Vince a 20 year veteran of SAS took us through the...

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