FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2019 – Ottawa, Canada: TransUnion has agreed to engage WiseWithData to prove out that the SPROCKET migration solution can efficiently and accurately deliver production ready PySpark code. Under the agreement, WiseWithData will be leveraging its automated SPROCKET Robot tool to convert over thousands of lines of production SAS code within the next few days. The production code includes a complex SAS Macro driven ETL framework developed by TransUnion.
Upon successful validation of the technology, TransUnion plans to leverage our SPROCKET migration solution to completely remove SAS from within the organization. They say SAS has critical performance, scalability and cost issues which are having significant impacts to the business. Having recently been forced to signed an extremely expensive multi-year renewal with SAS, it is imperative to completely remove SAS before the next contract renewal at the end of 2020.
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.
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.