how to migrate mainframe SAS to other new Platform like Windows

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how to migrate mainframe SAS to other new Platform like Windows

Hi Team,

 

We have some SAS programs and reports in mainframe. We need to migrate to other Platform like Windows. Could anyone can guide on the procedure and process for migration of mainframe SAS to other Platform.

Thanks

Abhishek

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Re: how to migrate mainframe SAS to other new Platform like Windows

If you have no clue on how to proceed I recommend that you engage an experienced person to guide you on site.
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Re: how to migrate mainframe SAS to other new Platform like Windows

You are much to unspecific here. The answer to your question would be a book with >1000 pages.

Do you already have your new platform in place, for starters?

Or are you still in the process of selecting the proper operating system environment?

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Re: how to migrate mainframe SAS to other new Platform like Windows

Thanks Kurt. Well we have an existing Mainframe SAS application which producers report for business users. We would likely want to migrate the Mainframe SAS application to Windows Platform.

I could able to find the below pdf which depict how to migrate from SAS to Windows.:

http://www.sascommunity.org/sugi/SUGI95/Sugi-95-224%20Witmer%20Dower.pdf

 

Could you able to provide any further pointers to it.

 

Thanks

Abhishek

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Re: how to migrate mainframe SAS to other new Platform like Windows

SAS code as such is highly platform independent so migration effort will highly depend on how much platform specifc logic you've got like:

- JCL

- File paths (filenames and libnames)

- Access to Mainframe data sources

- Scheduling

- ....

 

 

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Re: how to migrate mainframe SAS to other new Platform like Windows

It all very much depends on the complexity of your "application".

 

Is it just a bunch of SAS batch jobs that create reports in list form?

Or do you create static web pages?

Or do your users mainly create their own queries with Enterprise Guide or SAS Studio?

Or is it a set of stored processes that create web output?

Or is it a real web application with lots of STP's that interact with each other?

 

Your main obstacle will be on the storage side, as there is a big difference between the file access methods used on the MF and on other platforms.

On the MF, the operating system knows a lot about the internal file structure; on the other systems, files are just streams of bytes to the OS, and the applications have to deal with structure.

On top of this, the file navigation (catalog) on the MF differs deeply from Windows and UNIX.

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