February 5, 2023

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Snowflake acquires SnowConvert to speed up database migrations to knowledge cloud

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Montana-based Snowflake at the moment introduced an settlement with Mobilize Net to accumulate SnowConvert, a collection of instruments to assist enterprises migrate their databases to the Snowflake knowledge cloud. The monetary phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.  

At present, there are many knowledge duplication options for Snowflake, however not many give due consideration to the toughest facet of knowledge migration – code conversion. 

A legacy database can have hundreds of thousands of strains of DDL, BTEQ and 1000’s of objects. To make sure a profitable migration, this code must be rebuilt and made equally useful on the opposite facet. This takes numerous effort and time, and a slight mistake might trigger the migration to fail. 

To handle this problem, Mobilize developed SnowConvert. The toolkit makes use of refined automation methods with built-analysis and matching to re-create functionally equal code for tables, views, saved procedures, macros and BTEQ recordsdata in Snowflake. It could actually migrate databases from any supply knowledge platform (reminiscent of Oracle, Teradata or Spark) and immediately reduce down the effort and time spent on guide coding. Based on Snowflake, the toolkit has already been used to transform greater than 1.5 billion strains of code.

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How this acquisition will assist Snowflake

By buying SnowConvert, Snowflake will develop its skilled providers footprint in Costa Rica, Colombia and Bellevue. It’ll present enterprises with seamless entry to the toolkit, making it simpler for them emigrate their knowledge and begin leveraging the info cloud.

“Certainly one of our key goals at Snowflake is to make it as quick and easy as doable for our prospects and companions to unlock worth from knowledge. For a lot of organizations, that begins with the environment friendly migration of their legacy databases and purposes to the info cloud,” Ted Brackin, Snowflake VP {of professional} providers, mentioned. 

“With the acquisition of SnowConvert, we may also help extra prospects, companions and, extra broadly, our Snowflake companion community transfer extra knowledge and purposes into the info cloud, enabling prospects to acquire quicker worth from their funding in Snowflake sooner,” Brackin added.

Whereas the closing of this deal stays topic to required regulatory approvals and different closing situations, it should be famous that this isn’t the primary deal from Snowflake to strengthen the footprint of its knowledge cloud. 

Just some weeks again, Snowflake introduced the acquisition of time-series forecasting firm Myst. Previous to that, it had acquired document-understanding platform Applica and open-source app framework Streamlit. The corporate has greater than 7,000 enterprise prospects at current.

Individually, at the moment Mobilize Internet additionally posted Development Acceleration Companions’  announcement of a signed intention to buy its Software Migration Enterprise Unit, equally topic to phrases and regulatory approval.

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