Posts Tagged ‘ Architecture ’

NOTE: HTML 5 is in VA Hub Already!

July 22, 2015
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NOTE: HTML 5 is in VA Hub Already!

Aside from comments about my SAS Enterprise Guide vs SAS Studio article, Metacoda's Michelle Homes (@HomesAtMetacoda) was quick to write a comment about my Flash & SAS Visual Analytics (VA) article and to point out that HTML5 is already an option f...
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NOTE: Your Response: EG & Studio

July 21, 2015
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NOTE: Your Response: EG & Studio

As Mark Twain is oft (incorrectly) quoted as saying: "Reports of my death are much exaggerated". I didn't say that Enterprise Guide (EG) was anywhere close to death when I (contentiously) wrote NOTE: What is SAS Studio? RIP Enterprise Guide? but I...
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Hadoop is the New Black

July 7, 2015
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Hadoop is the New Black

It feels like any SAS-related project in 2015 not using Hadoop is simply not ambitious enough. The key question seems to be "how big should our Hadoop cluster be" rather than "do we need a Hadoop cluster".

Of course, I'm exaggerating, not every project needs to use Hadoop, but there...
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SAS Increasingly Embracing Virtuality & Cloud (and Hadoop) #SASGF15

June 17, 2015
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SAS Increasingly Embracing Virtuality & Cloud (and Hadoop) #SASGF15

Last week's UK SAS Forum encouraged me to dig-out my notes from this year's SAS Global Forum and type them up into some blog posts.One of the notable trends at this year's SAS Global Forum was cloud and virtuality, both providing SAS sites with increas...
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NOTE: Reverse-Engineering Technical Debt

December 10, 2013
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NOTE: Reverse-Engineering Technical Debt

I wrote a couple of items about technical debt back in November (here and here). Sometimes you don't choose to create debt for yourself, sometimes it's inherited. In technical guises, debt can be inherited when teams merge, for instance.In such circums...
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NOTE: Enterprise Guide vs DI Studio – What’s the difference?

December 4, 2013
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A favourite interview question of mine is: Compare and contrast SAS 9's stored process server and workspace server. This question is very good at revealing whether candidates actually understand some of what's going on behind the scenes of SAS 9. I mentioned this back in 2010, together with some notes on my expectations...
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More on Technical Debt #2/2

November 26, 2013
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More on Technical Debt #2/2

Last week I offered some techniques for management of technical debt. In this post I offer some more.Technical debt is a debt that you incur every time you avoid doing the right thing (like refactoring, removing duplication/redundancy), thereby letting...
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NOTE: High-Availability Metadata #sasgf13

May 8, 2013
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NOTE: High-Availability Metadata #sasgf13

One of the most notable features of v9.4 wasn't mentioned in the SAS Global Forum Technology Connection but I caught a paper by Bryan Wolfe on the subject. SAS v9.4 will remove SAS's most notable "single point of failure" - the metadata ser...
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