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Foolishly Automating Or Automating Fools

What an absurd title! A strange twist on the “working hard or hardly working” cliché, but read on and I promise it will all make sense. Here's a tale of a court jester and his great invention. Long ago in a vast and complex kingdom, there lived a great king. The king...

Why R is not ouR target – problems with the open source SAS competitor

Back in 2015, when we set out to build SPROCKET, the World's only SAS modernization solution, one key design question plagued our thoughts. Scalable, simple, fast and open-source, it was obvious from the early days of Apache Spark that it was analytics platform of the...

Why the RIPL API has been 12 years in the making

Not to date myself, but I’ve been using SAS for over 25 years. I’ve worked at banks like Capital One and Citibank, Telecom companies like Verizon and Bell Canada, government institutions like Statistics Canada, and the company behind the SAS language. In all my years...

What is automation?

During engagements with our clients I am often asked what is our definition of automation. Understanding the options that are available on the market today to help with a SAS code conversion can be challenging. We often hear and use the terms brute force, manual,...

What stupid things you can do in SAS but shouldn’t

SAS is the Kapil Dev(Cricket) of computer programming languages. For my non cricket friends, what I mean is it was the best alrounder of its time. Google says ‘SAS language is a computer programming language used for statistical analysis’ but I bet someone has used it...

Introduction To Databricks and PySpark For SAS Developers

  This is a collaborative post between Databricks and WiseWithData. We thank Founder and President Ian J. Ghent, Head of Pre-Sales Solutions R &D Bryan Chuinkam, and Head of Migration Solutions R&D Ban (Mike) Sun of WiseWithData for their contributions....

Will The SAS Language Be Regulated Out Of Existence?

The majority of the revenue derived from the SAS language comes from three highly regulated industries, Financial Services, Insurance, and Health & Life Sciences (HLS). In fact, its dominance in those industries, comes in part from regulators historical...

Technology Alliances: The Customer Value

As we announce our strategic technology alliance with Databricks I can’t help but to think how customers see these types of announcements. Partnerships are announced everyday, it is not uncommon to see a large enterprise hardware vendor announce a partnership with a...

Moving your SAS libraries into a Lake House architecture using Apache Spark, Parquet and Delta

SAS Libraries SAS supports a wide array of different library engines that provide a semantic layer between the underlying data source and SAS. The engine provides an abstraction between SAS code and the physical location of the data. In addition to the native SAS...

WiseWithData Sparked my interest

We've all been faced with the job search in our careers at one point, like many this is where I found myself in the later part of 2020. The good news, opportunity is abundant. As much doom and gloom 2020 has brought us, it has also brought a lot of greatness. I...

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