FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2020 – Ottawa, Canada: WiseWithData, leaders in legacy SAS migration, announces the successful completion of the largest automated SAS code migration in history for TransUnion, a global credit bureau. Over the past 12 months, over 400,000 lines of legacy SAS code was migrated to PySpark. Data warehouses, model scoring code, analytical and end-user processes, along with customer extract processes, all tested and delivered on-time with outstanding accuracy. This is the largest use case to date of the technology, and reinforces the advantages of our automation.
“What a tremendous accomplishment for the whole team. It’s such an exciting moment to look back, the creativity and dedication that the team has had over the past few years in bringing about this historical moment. Delivering such a complex project, with each and every milestone being on-time, really validates the 3 tiered automated methodology we’ve developed. Without SearchParty, Robot and Validator, this achievement wouldn’t have been possible.
As big of an achievement as this was, it really only scratches the surface of the needs in the market. With billions of lines of code still to be migrated to free our customers of the burden of 50 year old legacy technologies, we have our work cut out for us. But, with the recent improvements in our automation, we are well positioned to scale out to millions of lines per year.”
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 Databricks Delta and PySpark Dataframe API output with over 95% automation. The generated code is able to be run on-premise and 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 of the 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.