SAS Institute Introduces Universal OBDC Driver.CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 1997--SAS Institute Inc. today introduced a Universal ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides a common language for Windows applications to access databases on a network. Driver. The SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, www.sas.com) A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System. (TM) Universal ODBC Driver opens up SAS data to ODBC applications without having access to the rest of SAS(R) software. SAS data can be generated in the PC, Unix or OpenVMS environment. It lets you use the rest of SAS software to build and populate a data mart or data warehouse, and then give the end user to access the data with their ODBC-compliant applications.
The SAS Universal ODBC driver enables you to open and query the following types of data sources from Windows 95 and Windows NT applications that support the ODBC standard: SAS data sets, CFO See Chief Financial Officer. Vision Financial Database (FDB FDB Fluid Dynamic Bearing (hard disk technology)
FDB Font Definition Block (Macromedia Flash SWF file)
FDB Forwarding Database
FDB First Data Bank
FDB Flexor Digitorum Brevis ) files, SAS multi-dimensional database (MDDB (MultiDimensional DataBase) See OLAP. ) files, SAS catalogs, and JMP JMP Jump
JMP Java Memory Profiler
JMP Joint Manpower Program
JMP Joint Management Plan
JMP Joint Marketing Program
JMP JCL Manipulation Program
JMP Joint Mission Planning (US DoD)
JMP Joint Military Program files. "The audience for the SAS Universal ODBC Driver is the person who needs a low-cost, read-only solution to access SAS data through an ODBC compliant application," said Darrell Barton, SAS Institute product manager for the U-ODBC. "For example, they may want to analyze a SAS data set created on a Unix system in Excel."
The Universal ODBC driver user is looking for low-cost, read-only access to SAS data. The cross host access capabilities of the U-ODBC allow you to access SAS data formats created on non-Windows platforms. "It can read data from non-native systems such as HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. , INTEL ABI Abi (ā`bī) [short for Abijah], in the Bible, King Hezekiah's mother.
(Application Binary Interface) A specification for a specific hardware platform combined with the operating system. , AIX, DG UX, MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) The execution speed of a computer. For example, .5 MIPS is 500,000 instructions per second; 100 MIPS is a hundred million instructions per second. API, Solaris 1 & 2, SunOS, OS/2, MAC 68K, MAC PPC, OpenVMS on VAX and Alpha," said Barton. "The data can be moved to the local system or can remain on the non-native system and accessed through either the FTP or HTTP HTTP
in full HyperText Transfer Protocol
Standard application-level protocol used for exchanging files on the World Wide Web. HTTP runs on top of the TCP/IP protocol. protocols. All you need is local or network access to the data and the U-ODBC driver."
The SAS Universal ODBC Driver is available on Windows 95 and Windows NT. Technical requirements include access to SAS data sources, the SAS Universal ODBC driver, and an ODBC compliant application.
The SAS Universal ODBC driver is sold through book sales. A 30-day free trial of the U-ODBC can be downloaded from www.sas.com in the Demos and Downloads area. The U-ODBC can also be purchased from this area. Pricing for the U-ODBC driver is: 1 driver $99.00, 5 drivers $325.00 , 10 drivers $500.00, 100 drivers $3,500.00, and 1000 drivers $20,000.00.
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