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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...

Wise With Data 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...

ELEVATE Humanitarian & OSS Award Winners

At WiseWithData, we believe we can be and help support agents of positive change in our communities and around the world. We see Open Source Software (OSS) as a truly shining example of the power of global communities coming together to solve common challenges. Thanks...

A new (and old) direction for SPROCKET

It was 5 years ago that we announced the development of the SPROCKET conversion service. One of the consistent messages that we've been hearing from our clients is that they love the SAS to PySpark migration solution, but they want more. Many of our customers are...

Dark Data & Spark…What you need to know

The concept of dark data - i.e. information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes such as analytics, business relationships and direct monetizing - isn't new nor is the plethora...

SPARK 3.0 Just in Time for Next Week’s Spark Summit !

Spark 3.0 is here – just in time for Spark + AI Summit next week

Brute Force Unwise for SAS to PySpark Conversion

As Enterprises look to rationalize investments and re-architect technology stacks, their data needs to be open and accessible - not locked into closed formats or proprietary systems. In the world of data science, Apache Spark stands out as the clear leader with its...

The Rise in Popularity of Apache Spark

Since year end 2014, there has been an increase in the number of Google searches comparing Apache Spark to Hadoop. What brings people who are experts in Big Data, Data Science, and Data Analysis to Apache Spark (Spark)? Spark is a fast and expressive cluster computing...

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