Snowflake | January 20, 2023
The Data Cloud company, Snowflake, recently announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Mobilize.Net's SnowConvert, the leading set of tools that helps efficiently migrate databases to the Data Cloud. The acquisition's closing relies on the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals and the fulfillment of other customary closing conditions.
The major challenge with platform migration remains the code conversion which is required to confirm that all the legacy database functionality can be shifted to the cloud with minimum effort and time. The SnowConvert toolkit has long been the best way to move customer workloads to Snowflake. It uses advanced automation techniques to reduce the need for manual coding and ensure that migration projects are successful.
The toolkit has demonstrated its ability to significantly reduce migration effort and greatly speed up the migration of legacy databases to Snowflake through the built-in analysis capacities at a data-type and procedure level, as well as corresponding to Snowflake native types after converting more than 1.5 billion lines of code1 with SnowConvert. In addition to converting legacy databases, SnowConvert converts Python and Scala workloads, making it simple to move that code to Snowflake's Snowpark development environment.
Ted Brackin, Snowflake's VP of Professional Services, said, "One of our key objectives at Snowflake is to make it as fast and simple as possible for our customers and partners to unlock value from data. For many organizations, that starts with the efficient migration of their legacy databases and applications to the Data Cloud," He also said, "With the acquisition of SnowConvert, we can help more customers, partners and more broadly, our Snowflake partner network move more data and applications into the Data Cloud, enabling customers to obtain faster value from their investment in Snowflake sooner." (Source: Business Wire)
Founded in 2012, Snowflake is a Data Cloud provider that helps organizations arocss the globe to mobilize their data with concurrency, nearly-unlimited scale and performance. Data Cloud allows organizations to unite siloed data, effortlessly discover and safely share government data, and perform various analytic workloads. Every time data or users live, the company delivers data lakes, data engineering, data science, and data cloud, creating a solution for data warehousing, data application development, and data sharing. Customers use Snowflake data cloud across many industries, including 543 of the 2022 Forbes Global 2000 (G2K) as of October 31, 2022.
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Marxent | January 27, 2023
On January 26, 2023, Marxent announced that the 3D Cloud platform applications are available exclusively on the Google Cloud Marketplace. The 3D Cloud platform is ideal for retailers looking for rapid deployment and building next-generation customer experiences of 3D digital in stores and for e-commerce.
The 3D Cloud platform and suite of 3D e-commerce, in-store applications directly from Google Cloud can be procured by customers of Google Cloud. Additionally, these applications include 3D Room Planner with Design from Photo, 3D Renders, 3D Product Configurators, 3D Sectional Configurator, 360 Product Spins, Augmented Reality retail apps, Virtual Reality retail apps and WebAR. With its connected and smart 3D platform and apps, 3D Cloud is changing the way customers shop for furniture and DIY projects. The platform connects inspiration, design, and purchase in ways that put the customer's creativity and ability to work with others in the spotlight.
Beck Besecker, 3D Cloud by Marxent's Co-Founder and CEO, said, "We are always looking for ways to make things easier for new retail partners. A key benefit of the Google Cloud Marketplace partnership is a simplification of the billing and the procurement process. The 3D Cloud team has built a consistent track record of developing and delivering innovative new 3D experiences that scale to the needs of top enterprise retailers." He added, "It is a true honor to have been chosen by Google Cloud as one of the first 3D platforms to be made available on Google Cloud Marketplace."
About 3D Cloud™ by Marxent
Marxent The enterprise 3D platform by Marxent is one of the global leaders in 3D e-commerce for kitchen, furniture, outdoor, bath, closet, and storage. The platform is a B2B SaaS that allows retailers and brands to create endless applications from a single 3D product catalog. It provides a complete suite of 3D apps and enterprise-ready CMS and is available to launch in 8 to 10 weeks. Founded in 2011, the platform is trusted by US-based home improvement retailer Herman Miller, Kingfisher plc, MillerKnoll, PlaceMakers, Macy's, Ashley, HNI Corporation, La-Z-Boy, Joybird, Mico, Kinsman, and John Lewis and Partners.
Megaport | January 23, 2023
Megaport Limited, one of the leading global Network as a Service (NaaS) providers, recently announced that the company achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Ready Partner Designation as a part of the AWS Service Ready Program. As a result, customers of AWS can now securely connect Outposts racks with AWS Direct Connect service locations using Megaport's global private Software Defined Network, allowing more trustworthy and high-performing application migrations and operations to Outposts.
The AWS Service Ready Program offers customers AWS Partner software solutions that are approved through a technical validation for sound architecture and have been customer success. In addition, AWS Outposts Ready Partners provides products that work with Outposts deployments, are tested by Outposts, and follow architecture best practices and AWS security. AWS Partner Solutions Architects have validated and tested Megaport's solutions through this program, making them a strong recommendation.
Customers of Megaport and Outposts will enjoy the following benefits: More data centre choices with fewer restrictions, Service ready designation where the solution has been tested, validated, and proven by AWS, and network resilience that allows a redundant architecture for the critical AWS Region connectivity. In addition, the customers can use their own network equipment, like routers and switches, within the data centres where the Outposts racks are deployed or can use a virtual routing service, Megaport Cloud Router (MCR), for dynamic BGP routing to AWS Direct Connect.
Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer of Megaport, said, "We're thrilled to be named an AWS Outposts Ready Partner." He added, "Many of our customers run applications that have low-latency requirements and must run on-premises and using Megaport to privately connect Outposts racks to AWS Direct Connect service locations ensures that these applications run reliably and are highly performant.
(Source: Business Wire)
Founded in 2013, Megaport is a Network as a Service (NaaS) solutions provider. The company connects 700+ enabled data centres in 20+ countries in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe with its Software Defined Network (SDN). It provides customers with high-speed, secure, and on-demand connectivity to top cloud networks and managed service providers. Compared to traditional connectivity options, its NaaS solutions give customers more flexibility, lower operating costs, and a faster time to market. Megaport works with the most significant data centre operators, systems integrators, managed service providers worldwide, and the best cloud service providers. It is headquartered in Fortitude Valley, Queensland and is an ISO/IEC 27001-certified company.