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Snowflake and Next Pathway Announce a Strategic Partnership

Next Pathway’s SHIFT™ code translation technology will automate the conversion of  legacy data warehouse code to the Snowflake’s cloud-built data warehouse.
Snowflake and Next Pathway Announce a Strategic Partnership

San Mateo ,CA & Toronto, ON — October 23, 2019 — Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, and Next Pathway Inc., the Automated Cloud Migration company, today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the migration from legacy data warehouses into Snowflake. 

Snowflake will license Next Pathway’s proprietary code translation technology, SHIFT™ , to provide Snowflake customers the ability to automate what is typically the most time-consuming, manual and costly task in a cloud migration effort – legacy code conversion. This includes the automatic conversion of database objects such as SQL, Stored Procedures, workflow and orchestration logic (ETL), DDL, and other code types, from technologies such as Teradata and Netezza. 

SHIFT™ was specifically designed to accelerate the migration from legacy data warehouses to the cloud,” said Chetan Mathur, Chief Executive Officer at Next Pathway.  “The migration of complex legacy code is proving to be the greatest bottleneck in any cloud migration project, and with SHIFT™ , we’ve helped our customers greatly accelerate their migration while reducing their end-to-end project costs.”

Traditionally, the path to decommission legacy data warehouses involved lengthy manual development and testing efforts to rewrite and refactor code that has been built over decades – a process that takes months or years to complete. Through the use of SHIFT™ , customers can automatically convert the most important (or the most complicated) workloads in hours, greatly reducing migration costs.  

“We are excited to partner with Next Pathway and provide our customers with a faster and more efficient migration path for migrating data into Snowflake’s cloud-built data,” Snowflake Vice President of Product, Christian Kleinerman said. “By automating the migration effort, customers can refocus their time on consuming and leveraging their data to drive the business forward.”

Snowflake will incorporate SHIFT™ into their technology offerings under the banner, "SnowPATH, Powered by Next Pathway", effective immediately. 

About Snowflake Inc

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud, enabling the data-driven enterprise with instant elasticity, secure data sharing and per-second pricing, across multiple clouds. Snowflake combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at snowflake.com.

About Next Pathway

Next Pathway is the Automated Cloud Migration company.  Next Pathway’s automation tools help organizations to accelerate all aspects of their migration to the cloud, including EDW application migration, data migration, and API enablement. 

-SHIFT™, the automated code translation engine, transforms legacy data warehouse code to an optimized version best suited for the cloud, with speed, reliability, and no manual coding required.
-Cornerstone®, the automated metadata-driven data ingestion engine, standardizes and secures data when ingesting from any source to any target, while capturing granular data lineage and metadata, to accelerate analytics and reporting. No manual coding required. 
-Mercury and Array, are development accelerators that automate the design, development, and deployment of APIs and microservices, to decouple front and back-end systems, and enable a seamless migration to the cloud. 

Next Pathway accelerates the time to market for cloud migration initiatives. For more information, please visit nextpathway.com.  

Media Contacts

Next Pathway Inc. 
Vinay Mathur
Chief Strategy Officer
T: 647-502-8302
E: vmathur@nextpathway.com

Snowflake Inc.
Danica Stanczak
Snowflake PR Manager
T: 408-568-2895
E: press@snowflake.com