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Date:         Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:06:44 +0530
Reply-To:     ajay ohri <ohri2007@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         ajay ohri <ohri2007@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Effective ways of Programming in SAS when dealing with large
              database tables
Comments: To: SUBSCRIBE SAS-L Chandra Gadde <>
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Now that sounds a fun project !!! Let us know hope the join and the paper turns out.

I have handled at most a 150 gb dataset for merging and the lesson was to first test the code on a 1-5 % random sample (learnt after 1 week :( ),

and if possible to split one of the datasets (in 20 parts) and do the joins in series rather than parallel...computing resources dependent. (learnt after 2 weeks :)) )

using compression techniques also helps before the joins. and sql *seemed*faster than data step (but thats just me...)




On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 2:59 AM, SUBSCRIBE SAS-L Chandra Gadde <> wrote:

> 1 TERRABYTE SIZE table. I am working on a project that involves joining two > tabels (one is 2.5 terrabytes and another one is 1 terrabyte). :) > > > On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 14:40:24 -0400, Richard Wright > <richard.wright@DARS.STATE.TX.US> wrote: > > >On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:10:25 -0400, SUBSCRIBE SAS-L Chandra Gadde > ><ddraj2015@GMAIL.COM> wrote: > > > >>All > >> > >>I am planning to write a paper in our company on using SAS when dealing > >>with large database tables. Could you please send me some > >>information/websites/papers on this topic. > >> > >>Thanks. > > > >I'm curious - what do you consider large? >

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