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October 23, 2019

Snowflake, Next Pathway Partner to Accelerate Migration from Legacy Data Warehouses

SAN MATEO, Calif. and TORONTO, Ontario, 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 to 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.

“Next Pathway will provide Snowflake customers with a fast, efficient and cost-effective path for migrating data to our cloud-built data warehouse,” Snowflake CEO, Frank Slootman said. “By automating the migration effort, customers can refocus their time on understanding and leveraging the data to drive their 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

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 complex workload migration, data migration, and API enablement.

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