The Challenge

A US national restaurant and retailer chain wanted to leverage the scalability and resiliency of cloud-powered analytics. To do so, they needed to migrate their entire data warehouse with terabytes of data from Netezza before the product would no longer be supported—additionally, thousands of IBM DataStage ETL workflows needed to be repointed to the new cloud instance.​

Our Approach

Our team walked the client through a migration readiness assessment to scope and define the time/resource estimates to complete the lift and shift. Working closely with the customer’s data engineering team, we helped migrate all data warehouse tables and other database objects to Snowflake with automated pipeline refreshes. The Aimpoint Digital team developed the entire security framework through role-based access controls and masking policies while utilizing SCIM for authentication.​


1. Successful Migration:

The migrated data went into production on time within three months of our involvement.

2. Increased Usage:

Reports were migrated to Tableau with live connections to Snowflake, driving up usage of the new cloud platform.

3. Evaluation Time:

Leadership now has time to evaluate modern ELT and BI tools while sunsetting the older software.

Key Takeaways

Migrating from an old, unsupported system to a new one can be overwhelming. But, a smooth migration is possible with a team on your side to provide education and support.


The Aimpoint Difference

As an Elite Services Snowflake Partner, we provide market-leading Snowflake consulting to deliver a clear, scalable strategy that helps you maximize your business data on the Snowflake Data Cloud.

We accelerate your analytical journey by deploying full end-to-end use cases with quantified value and upskilling your team for ongoing solution maintenance using modern best practices.

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