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SAS Server License

Since 2010, CSDE resells SAS Education Analytical Suite (EAS) server licenses for Windows Server 20XX and Linux systems. UW academic/research units can purchase these SAS license units from CSDE via a UW Budget Number. The license period is July 1st to June 30th ( 7/1 – 6/30 ), and licenses are sold in 12-month increments only.

CSDE offers the “Cadillac” version of SAS to support its researchers’ steep compute and memory requirements, but there are also some free SAS options to explore. They have limitations in CPU and feature sets, however, and they might not be suited for your work—pay close attention to features when choosing an edition. More information about editions and features may be found here. Note that CSDE does not actively support free SAS options.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a license, please use the following web form to order Server SAS from CSDE:

SAS EAS server licenses are available ONLY on these platforms: (*NO* desktop windows OS’s are supported)

  • Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 – x64 only
  • Linux x64—Red Hat or SUSE (a Linux license is always a “server” license; there is no “desktop Linux” available from SAS)
  • Linux x64—Debian or Ubuntu (not officially supported but CSDE has made it work for us)

SAS license fees when used on multi-user server machines*:

CPU sockets
1 $1500
2 $2800
4 $3700

This CSDE SAS Server License includes the following components: (Last updated 5/2019)
All Standard SAS/ACCESS Engines, including the products:
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Amazon Redshift
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Aster
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to DB2
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Greenplum
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to HAWQ
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Hadoop
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Impala
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Microsoft SQL Server
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to MySQL
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Netezza
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to OLE DB
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to PostgreSQL
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to SAP ASE
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to SAP IQ
• SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata
Education Analytical Suite, including the products:
• Base SAS
• SAS Bridge for Esri
• SAS Enterprise Guide
• SAS Integration Technologies
SAS Enterprise Guide

* NOTE: SAS Institute license charges by CPU sockets (not CPU cores) You must buy the license for the exact # of sockets in your system

For example, the price for SAS Server on a 2-socket server (2 SAS workunits, regardless of how many cpu cores per socket) would cost a department $2800 per year (charged to your UW budget number). Please use the linux command: “lscpu | grep -i socket” to determine the # of CPU sockets. Our license period is yearly, from July 1 to June 30. In some circumstances, we are able to accept payment upfront for multiple years of SAS (some restrictions apply; contact for details).

Please note that because it may become necessary to renegotiate our SAS license at any time, CSDE reserves the right to change SAS Server license pricing without notice.