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.
CLOUD SECURITY, CLOUD APP MANAGEMENT, CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT
Ermetic | January 31, 2023
Ermetic, a company that works to protect cloud infrastructure, has added cloud workload protection to its Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP). With the addition of cloud workload protection features, Ermetic's CNAPP can now give users better protection against malicious threats across multiple cloud providers.
Customers can find security risks in virtual machines, containers, and serverless functions, stop them from happening, and fix them by using context that includes infrastructure configurations, network settings, access permissions, and other settings. Ermetic's CNAPP provides customers with visibility across their cloud environments, enabling them to proactively identify and address any vulnerabilities.
Chief Product Officer at Ermetic, Sivan Krigsman, said, “Protecting cloud workloads from breaches requires a continuous and full stack assessment of installed software, the operating system, configurations, access entitlements, suspicious activity and more.” He added, “With our platform's unmatched, end-to-end insight into cloud workloads, Ermetic enables security and DevSecOps teams to prioritize remediation by identifying resources that are exposed to threats or have the largest blast radius.”
(Source - Businesswire)
Ermetic's platform automatically prioritizes and facilitates remediation, helping organizations achieve compliance with security standards. The new cloud workload protection solutions are available immediately. Customers can see what's going on in their environment in real time by using Ermetics CNAPP's cloud workload protection features. This lets them find and fix any potential security threats before they do any damage.
Ermetic finds and ranks security holes in AWS, Azure, and GCP, so companies can start fixing them right away. Through an identity-first approach, the Ermetic cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP) brings together and automates cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM), cloud security posture management (CSPM), cloud workload protection, and IaC security posture management. It combines full asset discovery, in-depth risk analysis, in-flight threat detection, and compliance reporting with pinpoint visualization and step-by-step instructions. The company is run by successful tech entrepreneurs whose previous businesses were bought by Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and others. Accel, Forgepoint, Glilot Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Qumra Capital, and Target Global have all invested in Ermetic.
CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT, CLOUD APP MANAGEMENT
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.