IBM Power Systems for SAS Viya 3.5 Deployment Guide

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Updated 19 January 2021

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Adriano Almeida, Taragopal Chattopadhyay, Christopher Chung, Beth L. Hoffman, Pradyothan Jeedula, Sandy Kao, Reinaldo Tetsuo Katahira, Kurt Koehle, Abhijit Mane, Antonio Moreira de Oliveira Neto, Harry Seifert, Travis Siegfried


This IBM Redbooks publication provides options and best practices for deploying SAS Viya 3.5 on IBM POWER9 servers.

SAS Viya is a complex set of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics solutions that require a properly planned infrastructure to meet the needs of the data scientists, business analysts, and application developers who will use Viya capabilities in their daily work activities. Regardless of the user role, the underlying infrastructure matters to ensure performance expectations and service level agreement (SLA) requirements are met or exceeded. Although the general planning process is similar for deploying SAS Viya on any platform, key IBM POWER9 differentiators should be considered in order to ensure that an optimized infrastructure deployment is achieved.

This guide provides useful information needed during the planning, sizing, ordering, installing, configuring, and tuning phases of your SAS Viya deployment on POWER9 processor-based servers.

This book addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, developers, sellers and anyone looking to implement SAS Viya 3.5 on IBM POWER9 servers. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This book compliments the documentation available at the IBM Knowledge Center and aligns with the educational materials provided by the IBM Systems Software Education (SSE).

Table of contents

Chapter 1.What is SAS Viya 3.5
Chapter 2. Advantages to IBM POWER with SAS Viya 3.5
Chapter 3. IBM POWER9 deployment options
Chapter 4. SAS Viya 3.5 on IBM POWER9

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