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Syncsort Delivers Mainframe Data to Snowflake to Support Growing Demand for Advanced Cloud Analytics

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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today
announced seamless data integration with Snowflake Inc., provider of the
only data warehouse built for the cloud. The new integration will enable
mutual customers to access, transform and deliver critical customer and
financial data from the mainframe to Snowflake for advanced analytics.
As the system of record for many large organizations, mainframe data
provides key insights that support top business use cases such as new
market promotions, fraud detection and evaluating credit risk.

Organizations turn to Snowflake’s built-for-the cloud data warehouse
because it offers flexible architecture, low cost and elasticity. Cloud
database platforms are extremely powerful and can handle a wide variety
of data sources, but mainframe data remains largely inaccessible without
specialized transformation. This challenge exists because moving
mainframe Db2 and VSAM data and transforming it so it’s ready for
storage and analytics in the cloud can be time consuming and very
complex due to incompatible record formats. This is where Syncsort
specializes in helping to make important customer, transaction, payment,
bank and mortgage balance and stock holding information easy to collect,
load and transform in Snowflake.

“Many of our customers want to leverage the power and economics of
Snowflake to support key business initiatives but are unable to include
their business-critical mainframe data,” said Bryan Ashley, Senior Vice
President, Global Business Development and APAC Operations, Syncsort.
“Syncsort leads the industry in collecting, delivering and transforming
complex mainframe data to make it usable in modern cloud data platforms,
as well as Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Elastic and Splunk. We are excited to
partner with Snowflake to bring this vital business information to their
cloud-built data warehouse, which combines the instant and near-infinite
elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional

“Our customers leverage our cloud-built data warehouse because
it’s designed 
to keep up with the exploding demand for
data-driven insight,” said Walter Aldana, Vice President, Global
Alliances, Snowflake. “They are looking for a different approach than
the complex, costly and inflexible systems that have become obstacles
rather than solutions to accessing and analyzing their data. We are
pleased to work with Syncsort to ensure the mainframe data that is
critical to many organizations, particularly financial and banking
institutions, can be easily made available in Snowflake to support these

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About Syncsort

Syncsort is the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software. We
organize data everywhere, to keep the world working – the same data that
powers machine learning, AI and predictive analytics. We use our decades
of experience so that more than 7,000 customers, including 84 of the
Fortune 100, can quickly extract value from their critical data anytime,
anywhere. Our products provide a simple way to optimize, assure,
integrate, and advance data, helping to solve for the present and
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