06-21-2016 02:59 PM
Our analyst group has been asked to compare SAS Studio to Enterprise Guide. Management would like to have developer's move towards SAS Studio as their primary tool for development/analysis. We understand that SAS Studio will not allow you to handle capabiities such as the creation of Stored Processes. Can anyone share their experience regarding SAS Studio and whether it is a viable replacement.
06-21-2016 03:21 PM
You might start with Phil Holland's 2015 SGF paper,
"SAS® Enterprise Guide or SAS® Studio: Which is Best for You?"
06-21-2016 03:48 PM
Problem is the each has their own requirements. So the important part of your investigation should be your requirements.
Said that, EG as you already assumes is a more capable tool. Tha't probably because it has been around for quite some time now.
But I'm pretty sure that SAS Studio in the end will be a natural replacement.
When it's time for you to do the change, depends (again) on your requirements.
Can you elaborate what you mean by development?
EG is a good toll for Stored Process creation, ad-hoc analysis and persona programming.
If you have ETL like development, neither of the tools suffice (DI Studio is the right choice for SAS ETL).
06-21-2016 03:58 PM
06-24-2016 01:52 PM
You are correct that Studio doesn't provide a development environment for stored processes like EG does. We do have some experimental functionality in Studio to read existing stored processes & display them as Studio tasks. But I was hoping to drill in a bit more into your use of stored processes since we're trying to enhance the Studio task model to provide an alternative. Have you looked into creating tasks in Studio & if so, what were the things that you wanted to do that tasks didn't support? Looking for use cases to help drive development.
06-22-2016 02:08 AM
06-22-2016 06:31 AM
Agreed, but it is a management issue and have been asked to review both even though we know that EG is more robust and mature than Studio. It might be a better choice as it increases its capabilities.