FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2019 – Ottawa, Canada: TransUnion has certified that WiseWithData’s automated SPROCKET migration was able to accurately convert thousands of lines of production SAS code within 5 days. After a thorough month-long review, TransUnion has determined that all elements and data outputs of the process were accurately converted into PySpark. They also validated the code provided a line-by-line experience, allowing for easy side-by-side comparison, simplifying testing and knowledge transfer for existing SAS resources. They also validated that the converted code uses PySpark best practices around use of the DataFrame API (not the deprecated RDD API), PEP-8 compliance and that the performance and scalability of the code far exceeded that of the original SAS code.
Now that the technology has been fully vetted, TransUnion and WiseWithData are working on an agreement to leverage the SPROCKET solution to completely remove SAS by the end of 2020. Further details will follow once an agreement has been reached.
“We are so excited to have a complete evaluation and validation of our incredible technology. Since the early days of SPROCKET development in 2015, we have been forging our own path to helping customers embrace Spark. This result from a world leading financial services organization is a testament to the creativity, skill and hard work of the entire WiseWithData team. We’re delighted to moving toward an agreement to help TransUnion with its goals of removing legacy SAS and moving into the revolutionary Apache Spark platform.”
Ian J. Ghent – President – WiseWithData
Founded in 2015, WiseWithData are leading experts in Apache Spark and Cloud migrations of legacy SAS based analytics. The SPROCKET Migration Solution is the world’s only solution that converts SAS code to highly optimized native PySpark Dataframe API output. Converted to PySpark, the code is able to be run on-premise or in all supporting Cloud platforms including Databricks, AWS, Azure and GCP.
SPROCKET is fast, simple and accurate. Tailored for Enterprises and offered as a Conversion-as-a-Service, SPROCKET provides a seamless solution for migrating SAS based ETL and analytics jobs into the world’s most advanced analytics technologies. SPROCKET dramatically accelerates an otherwise intensive and error prone manual “brute force” process. Manually converting SAS code into production ready code could take months or even years to accomplish. SPROCKET maintains the original structure and workflow the SAS process, while simplifying testing & knowledge transfer.
TransUnion is an American consumer credit reporting agency. TransUnion collects and aggregates information on over one billion individual consumers in over thirty countries including “200 million files profiling nearly every credit-active consumer in the United States”. With revenues exceeding $2.5B USD, it ranks amongst the largest credit reporting agencies in the world.