ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
Next Pathway | June 10, 2022
The capabilities of Next Pathway Inc.'s automated code translation tool, SHIFTTM Translator, have been extended to tackle the most difficult component of a cloud migration - translating complicated ETLs (extract, transform, load) to execute in cloud native settings.
SHIFTTM Translator, which is part of the SHIFTTM Migration Suite, automates the translation of complex workloads to the cloud, including SQL, Stored Procedures, ETL, and other code types from a variety of older source and target platforms. All code types, including ETL, DDL/DML, Views/Materialized Views, Stored Procedures, Dynamic SQL, Embedded SQL, Scripting Frameworks, Proprietary Functions, and more, can benefit from its syntax and semantic-based translation capability.
Complex ETL workflows have been substantially invested in by businesses. These institutional assets may be preserved and modernized while transporting old data warehouses and data lakes to the chosen cloud target, such as Snowpark, AWS Glue Studio, and Azure Data Factory, using the latest release of SHIFT Translator. Companies can also free themselves from costly, rigid ETL license schemes that don't adapt charges depending on usage and limit computational horsepower.
Complexity has been handled.
ETLs are data integration pipelines that aggregate data from various sources into a single database. They're necessary for driving analytics and AI modeling, as well as making data more interesting and actionable.
When migrating old data warehouses and data lakes to the cloud, these ETLs create particular issues because they don't run natively in the cloud.
Next Pathway and SHIFT Translator perform their magic here. The code, including complicated ETLs, may be instantly translated to run in native cloud settings thanks to Next Pathway's breakthrough technology. The SHIFT Translator engine's increased capabilities preserve all of the years of code in these old ETLs and relocate the logic to the cloud.
Snowpark, Snowflake's developer tool for information management chores; Azure Data Factory (ADF), Microsoft's data integration service; and Amazon Glue, AWS' data integration service are all supported by Next Pathway.
Informatica Power Center, IBM DataStage, Microsoft SSIS, and Talend Data Fabric are examples of legacy ETLs that may now be smoothly migrated to a cloud-native destination and maintained and extended.
SHIFT Translator facilitates a fundamental shift from the ETL approach – which is emblematic of legacy, on-premise systems – to an ELT (extract, load, transform) model, which fully utilizes the cloud's boundless computation and transformational capabilities.
All data — structured, unstructured, or semi-structured — can be efficiently and cost-effectively extracted and loaded into block storage in the cloud destination using cloud-based solutions. Organizations can then manipulate the data without restriction, provisioning and executing transformations and analytics. With the data integration features of their selected cloud target platform, they can manage their data flow and pipelines.
There's no need to rewrite or repoint ETLs any longer. Instead, firms can free themselves from costly old ETL contracts and go to the cloud.
Unlike its rivals, who provide manual services to rewrite or repoint current ETLs to the cloud target, Next Pathway deconstructs the foundation of each ETL, regardless of vendor, and automatically converts the ETL logic to function in cloud-native environments.
Organizations are aware of the difficulties in converting complicated ETLs to the cloud. Leaders reported their two main worries in Next Pathway's Q1 2022 poll are moving current ETL processes to new cloud-native ELT tools and the need for automation to migrate ETL jobs to the cloud.
SHIFT Translator, the latest release from Next Pathway, overcomes both of these issues.
Procore | July 16, 2022
Procore Technologies, Inc.a leading global provider of construction management software, today announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to leverage AWS IoT TwinMaker to extend the value of construction data into facility operations. The tools AWS IoT TwinMaker provides accelerate the creation of digital twins for buildings, factories, industrial equipment, and production lines.
Procore’s platform serves to connect all construction stakeholders in the lifecycle of a built asset. AWS IoT TwinMaker will allow Procore data to be integrated from design and construction into operations. Procore project owners will be able to incorporate as-built information from Procore with real-time data sources using TwinMaker, extending the value of construction information into operations. This consolidation of information can streamline operations and maintenance and enable lifecycle analysis of portfolio assets.
“We’re very excited about our partnership with AWS. Roughly 80% of the lifecycle cost of a project is in the operations phase, With this partnership we can leverage Procore’s course of construction data during that operations phase to help owners reduce costs, optimize performance, and be better prepared for future project needs.”
-Tiffany LaBruno, product director, owners at Procore.
AWS IoT TwinMaker will make it faster and easier to create digital twins of real-world systems. Using AWS IoT TwinMaker, developers can get started quickly building digital twins of devices, equipment, and processes by connecting AWS IoT TwinMaker to data sources like equipment sensors, video feeds, and business applications. Built-in connectors for integration with sensors, 3D visualization, and downstream data analytics are transforming the built environment.
Procore is a leading global provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore's platform. Procore’s platform connects key project stakeholders to solutions Procore has built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore's App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with Procore’s platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe
GAF | August 03, 2022
Phase Change Solutions (PCS), a leading smart materials company, today announced a strategic partnership with GAF, a Standard Industries company and North America's largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, for developing and commercializing advanced materials for thermal management. The partnership includes integration of PCS' core technology platform, BioPCM®, with relevant GAF products in the building and construction markets.
PCS' unique BioPCM® solution products, which are designed to absorb and release thermal energy at precise temperatures, enable customers to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce stress on HVAC systems in buildings, data centers and telecom shelters, as well as enable temperature control of pharmaceuticals and food products during transportation.
GAF's 2030 planet goals include extensive plans to reduce operational carbon in buildings and communities through its products, services and expertise. Advanced technologies like phase change materials are key to achieving these goals while offering sustainable and durable solutions to its customers.
Both companies have initiated work plans to collaborate and integrate their respective technologies to drive energy efficiency across the built environment. In addition, GAF was the lead investor in PCS' most recent series C funding round, which included Emerald Technology Ventures, Circulate Capital, Third Prime, GC Ventures America and others.
"Partnering with innovative and agile companies like Phase Change Solutions is part of our strategic growth and innovation plan, Integrating technologies like Phase Change Solutions will give us the ability to provide our customers with energy-efficient decarbonization solutions while continuing to deliver the trusted performance they have come to expect from GAF."
-Jim Schnepper, CEO of GAF.
Commenting on the collaboration, Govi Rao, CEO of Phase Change Solutions said, We are very excited to be part of the GAF ecosystem, which covers a broad range of building applications as well as the renewable energy space. He added, Combining our BioPCM® platform with GAF's robust technology matrix, brand recognition and market access is an ideal recipe to create and deliver scalable, sustainable and circular economy solutions to the customers.
Phase Change Solutions (PCS) is a global leader in the development and supply of phase change materials ("PCMs"). The company's proprietary PCMs, collectively referred to as BioPCM® have been certified to include 100% bio-based content and listed among the USDA's BioPreferred® products. BioPCM® can be designed to store and release thermal energy at temperatures ranging from -75°C to 175°C. This tuning capability of BioPCM® enables customers worldwide to lower operating costs, protect perishable food & pharma and reach their sustainable development goals (SDGs).
GAF, a Standard Industries company, is the leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America. For more than 135 years, GAF has been trusted to protect what matters most for families, communities and business owners with its innovative solutions and focus on customer service. GAF's leadership extends to its commitment to making a positive impact on its communities, industry, and planet.