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Chapter 2
Architecture of the SAS
Intelligence Platform
Architecture Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Data Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
SAS Server Tier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SAS Server Tier Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SAS Metadata Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SAS OLAP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
SAS Workspace Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
SAS Pooled Workspace Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
SAS Stored Process Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
SAS Object Spawner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
SAS LASR Analytic Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Middle Tier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Architecture Overview
The SAS Intelligence Platform architecture is designed to efficiently access large
amounts of data, while simultaneously providing timely intelligence to a large number of
users. The platform uses an n-tier architecture that enables you to distribute functionality
across computer resources, so that each type of work is performed by the resources that
are most suitable for the job.
You can easily scale the architecture to meet the demands of your workload. For a large
company, the tiers can be installed across a multitude of machines with different
operating systems. For prototyping, demonstrations, or very small enterprises, all of the
tiers can be installed on a single machine.
The architecture consists of the following four tiers:
Data sources
Data sources store your enterprise data. All of your existing data assets can be used,
whether your data is stored in third-party database management systems, SAS tables,
or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system tables.
SAS servers
SAS servers perform SAS processing on your enterprise data. Several types of SAS
servers are available to handle different workload types and processing intensities.
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