Case Study: A “Do No Harm” DW Migration to Snowflake

About the Client

The Client provides best in class services for leading hedge funds around the world. Their solution included fund administration, integrated risk & portfolio management, middle office services, tax support, regulatory & compliance reporting, and complete shadow accounting services, underpinned by SOC 1 certified controls.

Challenge

Reporting and Analytics were an important part of the Client’s administration platform. However, these data-hungry applications were bottle-necked by the limitations imposed by SQL Server. The Client could see that Snowflake would provide the scale they needed to eliminate the limitations imposed by a fixed hardware solution. However, making such a transition appeared to be a daunting task to their team, as many years of work had been put into their SQL Server Data Warehouse. While the desire to move to the cloud was high, the team was looking for wins that they could obtain in the current fiscal year.

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