FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada: WiseWithData announces that it has made a strategic decision to re-align the company around its SPROCKET SAS To PySpark migration solution.
The upcoming Apache Spark 2.4 release contains an array of new features that facilitate a much deeper level of automation than previous versions, enabling SPROCKET to deliver over 95% automated code. There is a growing recognition in the market that Apache Spark is not only here to stay, but is the future of analytics. Key technology players such as Databricks, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Alibaba, and Tencent are all making large strategic moves to support Spark.
At the same, we’re hearing customers increasingly frustrated by legacy analytics. They’re challenged with skills availability, cost, performance, an scalability. For those customers who just want out, we hear your frustration. Our goal it to make the move to modern open analytics easier that you could possibly imagine.
As part of the shift, some resources will be redeployed into new roles with R&D and the SPROCKET delivery teams. In the coming months, we’ll also be looking to expand staffing and our office. We want to assure all our existing customers that we will continue to support their needs going forward.
“On this day, the 3rd anniversary of WiseWithData, the time is right to fulfil on a vision from the founding days of the company. In many ways, we have been waiting for the technology and market to be ready for SPROCKET. Today, we double down on this unique and exciting offering.”
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 output. Converted to PySpark, the code is able to be run on-premise or in any supporting Cloud platforms.
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.