SAS/Access...the universal adapter that ties together all of your data sources across the enterprise
February 28, 2020

SAS/Access...the universal adapter that ties together all of your data sources across the enterprise

Jim Metcalf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Overall Satisfaction with SAS/Access

The Healthy Nevada Project ( uses SAS/Access to bind the SAS 9.4 analytics platform to electronic healthcare records stored in Microsoft SQL Server. SAS/Access is used across the entire project to extract research data. Without the capabilities of SAS/Access, we would be unable to deliver phenotypic data to geneticists so they can perform genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The product is incredibly robust. In the millions of extracts we have performed, we have never encountered a software defect with SAS/Access. As a result, SAS/Access is "invisible" to the team. It just works. Every. Single. Time. The ACCESS product line from SAS is rich in that there are twenty-five different "adapters" that let SAS connect to data sources as disparate Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Hadoop, Impala, SQL Server, MySQL, Greenplum, HAWQ, Netezza....and the list goes on. If your analytics platform is SAS and you have disparate data sources then SAS/Access is your best friend.
  • Seamless access to disparate data sources
  • Unparalleled data access speed
  • Frictionless
  • Syntax for the connection string can be tricky
  • Specification of the data source driver can be tricky
  • Priceless value.we could not conduct our research without SAS/Access.

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SAS/Access is incredibly well-suited for the enterprise-wide data access (read and write) to any data source in your enterprise, no matter the complexity of the schema.

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SAS/Access Support

With SAS, you pay a license fee annually to use this product. Support is incredible. You get what you pay for, whether it's SAS forums on the SAS support site, technical support tickets via email or phone calls, or example documentation. It's not open source. It's documented thoroughly, and it works.