Abstract: Organizations are fast tracking their digital transformations to embrace change with open-source data science. We'll look at why Apache Spark is the only comparable platform to SAS for modern unified analytics, why it's the easiest way to migrate to the Cloud and key considerations for building a legacy migration strategy. We'll present both challenges and opportunities for migration from legacy SAS to PySpark and demo the world's only fully automated solution.
Bio: Ian is a data science and engineering guru with over 2 decades of industry experience. He has a strong background in legacy SAS and Apache Spark based analytical solutions. He has a wealth of experience designing and developing data warehouses, BI reports, business process automation, simulation systems, machine learning models, and analytical applications. His broad skills have helped numerous clients around the world in the government, financial, insurance, health care, telecom, software, and retail sectors. In 2015, he founded WiseWithData, a firm specialized in Apache Spark based advanced analytics and legacy migration solutions, with a global reach.