chapter eight

loading data

SAS Visual Analytics 7.3 relies exclusively on the SAS LASR Analytic Server as both data repository and analytic engine. For this section of the book, we want to look at how data gets into LASR. As it turns out, data can be loaded from several sources directly into the LASR Analytic Server. Each source has different potential options, dependencies, and features.

In this chapter we will do the following:

•   look at how the SAS LASR Analytic Server is optimized to work with large volumes of data

•   explore the SASHDAT file format, which is specifically designed to work with high-performance distributed data

•   illustrate other techniques for parallel loading of data.

•   investigate the automatic loading of data into ...

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