Almost every company is undertaking Cloud migration journey, according to a survey conducted by Next Pathway of over 1000+ IT leaders across North American in February 2022. The research reenforces that the consistent rise, veracity, and volume of data has compelled organizations to look at adopting a cloud-based model that offers scalability, and performance. The Cloud is seen as a strategic imperative to remain competitive and an enabler for persona-based digital experiences. Snowflake is currently one of the most popular cloud data platforms.
Snowflake is a fully managed, integrated system for managing data. It combines serverless compute, performance, flexibility, and scalability to manage enterprise data for analytics and reporting. Further, Snowflake’s multi-cloud architecture allows customers to use multiple cloud service providers for data storage, be it AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, and have the data all centralized and consumable via Snowflake. In a highly competitive and ever-changing business environment, this type of agility is a game-changer for enterprise data management.
Snowflake’s Data Warehouse as a service is where ongoing maintenance, management, upgrades, and tuning are handled by Snowflake.
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Some of the key features of Snowflake are:
Let us look at each of these key features
Next Pathway’s cloud migration platform empowers companies to automate their end-to-end migrations to Snowflake from migration planning, migration execution, to cut-over.
We typically follow 2 steps as listed below:
Step 1: Our Crawler360™ product is an automated migration planning tool. This insight-led technology automates the entire discovery of legacy workloads and applications, making it easy to to plan an end-to-end migration to Snowflake. Crawler360 can scan legacy systems like Teradata, Netezza, Hadoop, and legacy ETL pipelines such as Informatica Power Center, IBM DataStage, Microsoft SSIS and Talend Data Fabric. The latest version of Crawler360 includes the ability to create a Migration Wave Plan and automatically trigger code translation.
Step 2: Our SHIFT™ migration suite will help you migrate to Snowflake in automated way. SHIFT can translate all legacy code (including SQL, Stored Procedures, ETL and other objects) to SnowSQL.. Moreover, SHIFT can migrate legacy ETL’s into Snowflake’s Snowpark library to provide for querying and processing data in a data pipeline.
Migrating to the cloud offers incredible savings to your organization and the ability to enable digital transformation. Choosing your cloud data warehouse is an important decision. Snowflake is an ideal choice for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development, and securely sharing and consuming shared data.
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About Next Pathway Inc.
Next Pathway is the Automated Cloud Migration company. Powered by the SHIFT™ Migration Suite, Next Pathway automates the end-to-end challenges companies experience when migrating applications to the cloud. For more information, please visit nextpathway.com.