Automated Code/Schema Translation
Migrating to the cloud or modern data platforms doesn’t end with simply transferring the data.
In addition to large data volumes, companies have developed monolithic applications, queries and reporting pipelines within their legacy data warehouse solutions over time – all core to their business.
When considering migration, having to rebuild or rewrite these code elements manually leads to high costs, high risk, and delayed timelines, which often result in project failures. Further, the manual identification and migration of application code, including SQL, Stored Procedures, Orchestration/ETL logic and Schemas is complicated, painful, time-consuming and error-prone.
Making the shift to modern technologies should be easy, efficient, and fast.
Client Use Case
A large global retailer tasked Next Pathway to assist in migrating a legacy Teradata EDW environment to the cloud. The challenge? Figuring out how to rewrite the 8 million-plus lines of application code – including SQL, Stored Procedures and Schemas – to run in the next-gen cloud environment.
Next Pathway used SHIFT to automatically translate the 8 million lines of code to the cloud-native dialect, with an automation rate of 98%, in just 90 minutes. This accelerated the end to end migration timeline by 87%, and streamlined all testing and deployment activities along the way.
“Our organization needed a solution to efficiently handle migrating high volume EDW workloads to the cloud. Past efforts with manual translation and development only saw our costs soar, and timelines further delayed.
By automating the code migration piece with Next Pathway’s SHIFT, we saw resourcing and operational expenses reduce by at least 50%.”
— a global retailer
Benefits SHIFT™ offers over manual migration:
Simplify and Accelerate
Next Pathway’s patent-pending SHIFT™ EDW Code Translation Engine transforms your legacy warehouse workloads to an optimized version best suited for your target platform with speed, reliability, and no manual coding required.
It simplifies and accelerates the migration process by:
The SHIFT™ Migration Process
Fast. Reliable. Automated.
SHIFT™ replaces manual migration with powerful automation to accelerate the process, reduce the effort and save time. It provides:
Automation of code/schema translation up to 90%, drastically reducing your overhead costs and speeding up your migration project.
Removes the need for developers with knowledge of both source and target languages; finding good developers can be hard enough.
Continuous learning to improve automation. SHIFT™ learns as more code is run through the engine; increasing automation rates throughout your project.
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SHIFT™ currently supports the following:
Sources: Netezza, Teradata, Greenplum, DB2, MS SQL Server, SAP, Postgres, Stored Procedures, DataStage, Talend, Pentaho
Targets: Apache Hive, Spark Scala, Snowflake, BigQuery
Absolutely! SHIFT’s continuous learning functionality allows us to quickly add capabilities for other source and target systems. Please contact us to find out more.
SHIFT™ supports translation for SQL, but also stored procedures and common ETL tool languages.
No, in addition to migrating your code, SHIFT™ provides migration pipeline with automated unit testing and data quality assurance functionalities which streamlines your migration project end-to-end.