The post will review the SAS Data Management products on SAS 9.4 M6 and what they can bring to a business. Find out when and why you should use these products, you might learn a few new things about SAS Business Data Network, Lineage, Data Remediation and Federation Server. There is also a new product: SAS Reference Data Manager. Highlighted are the changes and improvements in the new HTML5 interfaces.
Welcome to the Age of HTML5. Previously, applications in SAS 9.4 used the Adobe Flash Player to provide interactive user interfaces. Adobe announced that it intends to end support for Flash technology and will cease to update and distribute the Flash Player at the end of 2020.
SAS® Data Management products have a new shiny HTML5 interface since the SAS® 9.4 M6 release. The SAS® Data Management Advanced bundle released in June 2019:
SAS® Federation Server Manager was released in September 2019 and is a stand-alone product, not part of the above bundle.
Most of the changes affect the interface and navigation. From a visual perspective, the product interfaces are aligned with other interfaces in SAS Viya. From a technical perspective, the revamp aimed to make the search and the REST APIs faster.
SAS Business Data Network is an application that enables you to manage the business terms. It supports a collaborative approach to manage:
This SAS demo includes an overview of business terms, business metadata, associated items, technical metadata, search options, business term hierarchies, and term types, export or import, REST API and workflows.
SAS Business Data Network supports business terms import from .csv and .xml files. The import is a simple and efficient way of managing business terms. In this demo, you will learn about three key elements in the import process: the term hierarchy, the term type and the import template.
You might find Data Remediation as your “data issue organizer”. You can assign issues to users. Those issues are sent automatically in the remediation database. In the interface, users can visualize the issues, assign them to other users, resolve or reject the issues, comment, etc.
SAS Data Remediation makes it easy to capture and review problems found in your data. SAS Data Remediation has a web-based interface for data administrators and REST APIs for system integration.
Data Remediation organizes the data and gives users access to remediation issues, items, and packages. Issues, items, and packages are associated with an application and subject area in remediation.
SAS Reference Data Manager supplies hierarchy, data management capabilities and a repository for your organization's reference data to be:
SAS Reference Data Manager consists of the following:
Some examples of common reference data are as follows:
SAS Federation Server Manager is the editor used to set up, manage, configure and secure access to SAS Federation Server. Administrators use SAS Federation Server Manager, to create data services and DSNs that connect to data sources supported by any SAS Federation Server.
Imagine Fed Server as a window*. You stand on the inside. The window lets light and heat in but filters it at the same time. You can:
With Fed Server you can:
Built-in query interface for administrators.
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The SAS Data Management products: Business Data Network, Lineage, Reference Data Manager, Data Remediation, Federation Server have now a brand new shiny HTML5 interface. Most of the changes affect the interface and navigation. Visually, the product interfaces align now to other interfaces in SAS Viya. In some cases, the search has improved, the REST APIs are faster. Or the product was entirely re-thought, such as the SAS Reference Data Manager.
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