The end of 2016 brings with it new releases of several SAS® Data Management products and offerings. The biggest driver for new capabilities added across the portfolio is customer desire for features that provide data access to and transformation in environments outside of SAS—Hadoop in particular.
SAS® Data Loader Goes Enterprise
SAS Data Loader for Hadoop 3.1 is an important release for the relatively new product. Enterprise class features delivered through standard SAS technologies should encourage even wider adoption. Key is that deployment mechanisms have changed to more closely resemble usual SAS installations and we now support many users working together doing data management activities in Hadoop. Here are some more details:
Keeping Up with Hadoop
Hadoop technologies are being updated and enhanced on a weekly basis. Hadoop support and updates in the November release of SAS are in line with a rapidly changing Hadoop distributions. We’ve enhanced our security features as well. The highlights:
Our customers continue to accelerate their Hadoop adoption and we intend to make it easy for SAS software to play nice with Hadoop.
Data Management Anywhere with 9.4M4
The November release of many SAS Data Management applications coincides with the SAS 9.4M4 maintenance release. New features across many SAS technologies make it easier to move data to and from external locations and in many cases processes the data there too.
Lastly, a quick shout out for SAS® Scalable Performance Data Server (SPDS) 5.3, released in October, that delivered many new features particularly around Hadoop support and integration with PROC DS2 and FedSQL.
I’ve only touched on some of the more important features added across the data management software portfolio in the November release, so keep an eye out for other updates on sas.com, support.sas.com and this community.