Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 13:15:05 -0400
Reply-To: Mike Davenport <Mike.Davenport@RICHMOND.PPDI.COM>
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From: Mike Davenport <Mike.Davenport@RICHMOND.PPDI.COM>
Subject: Re: How much does SAS cost?
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Its been awhile since I priced out SAS modules, so these numbers could be a bit
out of date, but for the Dec Alpha you can expect numbers to be in the 12K- 15K
range for Base SAS and SAS STAT. Its a little cheaper on a Unix box (depending
what kind you have e.g., an ultra sparc is cheap compared to a sparc center
Windows is the most cost effective way to go( I think about 3K-5K per machine)
you only need one or two machines, but the data size you are considering I
wouldn't think thats a good solution for you.
Also, SAS has annual renewal fees of approx. 50% of the 1st yr fees. So, I
wouldn't recommend SAS if you are planning on using it for only one task.
> SAS costs a fortune. You had best get it converted to another
> Roger Loeb wrote:
> > We have a client who has developed a number of procedures in SAS. From a
> > cursory review I believe these do nothing but straightforward calculations
> > and simple reports on a flat file input. They have asked us to run them
> > against our data on our machines (we cannot, legally, allow the data out of
> > the building).
> > Previous places that have run these jobs for them have attempted to convert
> > the logic to COBOL <snicker>. I suspect we could easily convert everything
> > to C/C++, but then we have to "prove" that the results are exactly the
> > same -- for each job. It would clearly be easier just to run SAS. These
> > jobs occur about once a month, and they run against a VERY large collection
> > of data (terrabytes), probably on our DEC Alpha under Unix.
> > I tried to get pricing from the local SAS office, but they wanted to a whole
> > lot of detail about the application, etc. that we cannot disclose. I'm just
> > trying to get an idea of what ballpark we're in, i.e., is the price high
> > enough that the effort of converting to C/C++ and proving the calculations
> > is worth it?
> > Can anyone provide me with an estimate of the cost of base SAS for DEC Alpha
> > Unix and for Windows NT? If you don't want to post that information here,
> > please email me as email@example.com.
> > Thank you for your help,
> > Rog
> > --
> > roger@_delete_this_to_reply_.martech.com