Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 16:50:31 GMT
Reply-To: George Chalissery <chalissery@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: George Chalissery <chalissery@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Optimal Operating System For SAS
Unless you are ready to license SAS on two or more platforms with
SAS/CONNECT, or if you are ready to use an ODBC bridge type product, the
answer to this one is simple - Windows 2000 Server. The reason is that you
would like to "interfacing with MS Office applications (Access and Excel)"
which is not possible natively on any non-Windows platform. I know that
people will point me to Perl routines that can read and write to Excel
workbooks, but I am pretty sure that there is no such solution to read and
write to Access databases. It is possible to read and write to Access
databases from another platform using an ODBC bridge such as the ones from
Merant (used to be Intersolv).
"Foy, Thomas M." <foytho@PARKNICOLLET.COM> wrote in message
> Hi Everyone:
> I know I may be starting a string of debates over my question here, but I
> have to ask it.
> I am going to try to convince the organization I work for to upgrade from
> based SAS, on Windows 95, to a server version that will better serve our
> needs. The question is: What is the optimal operating system for SAS to
> run on, in terms of processing speed, ability to handle very large data
> sets, multiple users, connecting to external data bases like Oracle,
> interfacing with MS Office applications (Access and Excel), data mining,
> Web development?
> Any, and all, opinions, comments, suggestions, and thoughts are welcome.
> am trying to gather enough expert advice and data to make a convincing
> I am looking forward to your responses.
> Tom Foy