WHAT’S NEW IN AGENDA SAS 9.4 • SAS 9.4 – New HorizonsTarget release date Mid 2013 • Upgrading – The Journey Ahead Disclaimer: The following information is shared to provide an understanding of SAS’ current product development plans and is subject to change at any time in SAS’ sole discretion. SAS bears no responsibility for your reliance on this information.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (US)Cloud Computing Standards CHARACTERISTICS SERVICE MODELS DEPLOYMENT MODELS • On-Demand Self Service • Software as a Service • Broad Network Access (SaaS) • Private Cloud • Measured Service • Platform as a Service • Public Cloud • Resource Pooling (PaaS) • Hybrid Cloud • Rapid Elasticity • Infrastructure as a Service • Community Cloud (IaaS)
PLATFORM RELEASE CLOUD ENABLED PLATFORM OBJECTIVES Enhance the Business Analytics Framework to be ‘cloud ready’ • Software as a Service – enhanced support • Platform as a Service – SAS Developer Enablement Key Requirement Areas • Private, Public, Hybrid Cloud Support • SAS Software Development Kit & API Strategy • Updated mid-tier architecture
PLATFORM RELEASE CONTINUED ENHANCEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVES SAS 9 ARCHITECTURE • Embedded web application support • Enhanced Monitoring, Management Control • Increased Availability • Unified Administrative Approach • Enhanced Authorization Model • Strong virtualization support
SAS’ CLOUD INITIATIVE SAS 9.4 INNOVATE ENABLE SIMPLIFYPRIVATE PUBLIC CLOUD CLOUD SAS 9.4
ENABLE YOUR ORGANIZATION TO ENABLE USE SAS IN THE CLOUD• Enable SAS to be deployed as portable containers within cloud environments• Enable SAS deployment to private and public clouds • VMware • Amazon• Reduce costs through use of cloud infrastructure
SAS CLOUD THE PATH FORWARD …. STRATEGY• Infrastructure Enhancements• Flexible deployment options• Leveraging virtualization• Developer enablement
SAS 9.4 – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONEBusiness Users SAS Administrators• Reduced time to value • Reduced dependency on IT• Higher availability and resiliency • Single admin console• Expanded access • Monitoring and controlIT SAS Programmers• Higher level of IT compliance • Standardized, service-based interfaces• Simplified deployment • Open standards support and integration• Deliver high availability SAS analytics • DS2 – New programming language
SAS 9.4 ENHANCEMENTSOptimized SAS Mid-Tier • Embedded Web Application Server/ Web Server • Service Registry ImprovementsInfrastructure updates • Availability/Clustering across tiers • Content Management and Services • Enhanced Backup and recovery capabilities
SAS 9.4 ENHANCEMENTSAdmin and Management Improvements • Moving to Single Administrative Framework • Integrated Monitoring and Management • Single plug-in architectureInformation Security • Expanded Integration and Support • Common Authorization Service • Lockdown SAS • Improved logging
SAS 9.4 BASE SAS ENHANCEMENTSSAS Output Delivery System • Improved ODS PRINTER default style • Layout for Pixel perfect report generation • PowerPoint destination
SAS 9.4 BASE SAS ENHANCEMENTSSAS DS2 • New SAS proprietary programming language • Appropriate for both advanced data manipulation and data modelling applications. • Facilitates parallelised, in-memory & in-database analyticsSAS Web Editor • Run SAS from a browser • Consistent across platforms
THE JOURNEY UPGRADING AHEAD • Feasibility Assessment and Impact Analysis • Building a Business Case • Planning and Preparation are Critical
FEASIBILITYASSESSMENT AND UNDERSTANDING THE RELEASE CYCLEIMPACT ANALYSISSAS Platform Releases (9.2 9.3 9.4) • Foundation for all other products • New Release every 2-3 years • Upgrade cannot be done in place • Minor maintenance ships every 6-9 months until new major release, in-place upgradeProduct Releases • Usually specific to Platform • Release more frequently • Upgrade in-place inside platform release • Release specific hot fixes • Product Upgrades • Upward compatibility is a key design objective – programs and “objects” will run in new release (once migrated) • New clients required for new server versions
FEASIBILITYASSESSMENT AND UNDERSTAND THE GAPS AND DRIVERSIMPACT ANALYSIS• What is currently deployed at your site (platform and product versions)• Support implications of deployed release• Functionality gap• Suitability of current hardware / Operating System• Is the performance unacceptable• Your organizations virtualization / Cloud strategy Support level A for current and immediately prior release Support Level B for prior Release Support Level C for all earlier releases
FEASIBILITYASSESSMENT AND MOTIVATION FOR MOVING FROM SAS 9.1.3IMPACT ANALYSIS• Support status dropped to Level B on 31 Dec 2011 • 9.1 was released in 2003, 9.1.3 in 2004.• Major Improvements since then enabling much greater reliability, & productivity• 9.1.3 Clients do NOT support Windows 7• Migration directly to SAS 9.4 NOT supported (2 step process).
BUILDING YOUR PROJECT AND FUNDING APPROVALBUSINESS CASE Identifying and quantifying costs • Infrastructure (on-premises or cloud) • Professional Services • Employee Effort and Training • Software for Upgrade • Additional Software Identifying ROI • Reducing TCO • Creating value
STUBBS • DRIVING VALUE FROM THE TWIN VALUE CHAINS EXTERNAL INTERNAL VALUE VALUE • Value- • Enabling Information creating initiative Integration initiative • Productivity • Economic returns returns • Drives scale EFFICACY EFFICIENCY • Drives growthInsight Action Governance Assets
PLANNING AND MIGRATION PATHS FOR SAS PLATFORM PREPARATION Choose from the following approaches: • SMU: Migrate content using the automated migration tools as a part of the install process. • Promotion: Install a new SAS 9.4 environment and promote selected content from 9.2 or 9.3 You can use a combination of these approaches. Migrating details vary based on the level of the source systems.
PLANNING & SO, HOW LONG WILL A MIGRATION TAKE? PREPARATIONThe actual execution of the migration is not the main portion of time. Timeline Planning Preparation Implementation Validation/Rollout 30% 20% 15% 35%• Time depends on • Current release deployed at your site • Environment complexity and cleanliness. • Quality of planning & preparation • Resources devoted to migration • Commitment
SUMMARY:MIGRATING TO 9.4 • Migrating Foundation SAS very straightforward • Both Migration and Promotion Approaches support these source versions 9.2 to 9.4 9.3 to 9.4 • Migration process is the same as it was 9.2 to 9.3 • Planning, preparation and commitment are critical. • You will only do this once, so we recommend working with SAS professional services who do it often
WHAT’S NEW IN IN SUMMARY SAS 9.4 • Trends -Cost reduction and time to value • SAS embraces Cloud strategy • SAS 9.4 designed around cloud enablement • On-premises deployments remain in focus • Migration from 9.2 & 9.3 • Start your thinking about implications for your site now