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Snowflake Plans Acquisition of SnowConvert to Speed Up Migration of Databases to Data Cloud

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Snowflake has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SnowConvert from Mobilize.net. SnowConvert provides tools to support efficient migration of databases and apps to Snowflake’s Data Cloud.

A key challenge of platform migration is the code conversion required to ensure all legacy database functionality can be moved to the cloud with minimal time and effort. The SnowConvert toolkit uses automation techniques that decrease the need for manual coding and help ensure successful migration projects. To reduce migration effort and improve the speed of migrating legacy databases to Snowflake, the toolkit includes built-in analysis capabilities at a data type and procedure level, and also matches Snowflake native data types.

“One of our objectives at Snowflake is to make it as fast and simple as possible for customers to unlock value from data. For many organisations, that starts with efficient migration of legacy databases and applications to Data Cloud,” says Ted Brackin, Snowflake vice president of professional services. “With the acquisition of SnowConvert, we can help more customers move more data and applications into Data Cloud, enabling them to get value from their investment in Snowflake sooner.”

To date, SnowConvert has converted more than 1.5 billion lines of code when migrating legacy databases to Snowflake. In addition to legacy database conversions, SnowConvert converts workloads written in Scala and Python, making it easy to transfer the code to Snowflake’s Snowpark developer environment.

SnowConvert is expected to expand Snowflake’s professional services footprint in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Bellevue, Washington. Closure of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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