IBM Power Systems for SAS Viya 3.5 Deployment Guide

Book description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides options and best practices for deploying SAS Viya 3.5 on IBM POWER9™ servers.

SAS Viya is a complex set of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics solutions that require a properly planned infrastructure to meet the needs of the data scientists, business analysts, and application developers who use Viya capabilities in their daily work activities.

Regardless of the user role, the underlying infrastructure matters to ensure performance expectations and service level agreement (SLA) requirements are met or exceeded. Although the general planning process is similar for deploying SAS Viya on any platform, key IBM POWER9 differentiators must be considered to ensure that an optimized infrastructure deployment is achieved.

This guide provides useful information that is needed during the planning, sizing, ordering, installing, configuring, and tuning phases of your SAS Viya deployment on POWER9 processor-based servers.

This book addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, developers, sellers, and anyone who wants to implement SAS Viya 3.5 on IBM POWER9 servers. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team.

This book compliments the documentation that is available in IBM Knowledge Center and aligns with the educational materials that are provided by the IBM Systems Software Education (SSE).

Table of contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. What is SAS Viya 3.5
    1. 1.1 Overview
    2. 1.2 SAS 9.4 history and overview
    3. 1.3 SAS Viya 3.5 overview
    4. 1.4 Planning your deployment
    5. 1.5 For more information
  5. Chapter 2. Advantages of IBM POWER with SAS Viya 3.5
    1. 2.1 IBM and SAS: IBM continuously delivering data-intensive SAS workloads
      1. 2.1.1 IBM Power Systems architecture
      2. 2.1.2 Alliance with SAS and IBM
    2. 2.2 IBM POWER9: The processor designed for the AI era
      1. 2.2.1 SAS mixed analytics testing on IBM POWER9 and IBM FlashSystems
      2. 2.2.2 Empowering advanced analytics
    3. 2.3 SAS paired with IBM Storage
      1. 2.3.1 IBM FlashSystem and IBM Elastic Storage Server GL6S
      2. 2.3.2 IBM Elastic Storage Server GL4 with Mellanox switch
  6. Chapter 3. IBM POWER9 deployment options
    1. 3.1 IBM POWER9 deployment options
      1. 3.1.1 SMP mode deployment options
      2. 3.1.2 MPP mode deployment options
    2. 3.2 Network configuration options
    3. 3.3 IBM POWER9 hardware minimum configuration options
      1. 3.3.1 Single-server hardware configurations
      2. 3.3.2 Single-partition hardware configurations
      3. 3.3.3 Multi-server minimum hardware configuration
      4. 3.3.4 Multi-partition minimum hardware configuration
    4. 3.4 Storage considerations
      1. 3.4.1 IBM FlashSystem family
      2. 3.4.2 NVMe protocol
      3. 3.4.3 IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
      4. 3.4.4 IBM SAN Volume Controller
      5. 3.4.5 More information
    5. 3.5 Sizing considerations
    6. 3.6 High availability considerations
    7. 3.7 Disaster recovery considerations
  7. Chapter 4. SAS Viya 3.5 on IBM POWER9
    1. 4.1 Installing SAS Viya 3.5 on IBM POWER9
    2. 4.2 Tuning suggested practices
      1. 4.2.1 Best frequency for performance-critical workload
      2. 4.2.2 Simultaneous multithreading
      3. 4.2.3 Minimize NUMA effects in multi-partition configuration with IBM PowerVM
      4. 4.2.4 Network tuning in an MPP environment
      5. 4.2.5 Large memory capacity and high data bandwidth
      6. 4.2.6 Fast storage devices for optimal performance
    3. 4.3 SAS data access
      1. 4.3.1 SAS/Access Interface to PC files
      2. 4.3.2 SAS/Access Interface to PostgreSQL
      3. 4.3.3 SAS/Access Interface to ODBC
  8. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  9. Back cover

Product information

  • Title: IBM Power Systems for SAS Viya 3.5 Deployment Guide
  • Author(s): Dino Quintero, Adriano Almeida, Taragopal Chattopadhyay, Christopher Chung, Beth L. Hoffman, Pradyothan Jeedula, Sandy Kao, Reinaldo Tetsuo Katahira, Kurt Koehle, Abhijit Mane, Antonio Moreira de Oliveira Neto, Harry Seifert, Travis Siegfried
  • Release date: April 2021
  • Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN: 9780738459622