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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...

Is SAS Still Relevant (2020 Edition)

Back in 2016, I wrote a blog article posing an interesting question; given the rise of Apache Spark as the defacto analytics platform, is SAS still relevant? The answer back then was a definitive yes. Well a lot has changed in the past 4 years! While we are reflecting...

Apache Spark’s the easiest way to migrate to the Cloud

If your organization's made a decison to move to the Cloud, chances are you are considering one of the top Cloud Service Providers.  You should know they all run Apache Spark for its lightning-fast cluster computing and incomparable data processing performance -  @...

Solving the CDOs challenge with legacy SAS

I have the privilege of exchanging with Chief Data Officers around the world.  I'm noting a consistent trend emerge with their data science modernization efforts.  Getting rid of legacy is a bigger challenge than most anticipated. CDO's all know that to make real-time...

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