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Octopai, the pioneer in automated metadata discovery, data lineage, and machine learning for BI, announced its support and review of Snowflake, the industry’s fastest-growing cloud-based database. This news came following a recent announcement that Microsoft Azure Data Factory is funding it.

The goal of Octopai is to provide organizations with the information they need to view their entire landscape of BI & Analytics, allowing them to gain easy access to their data, control, and visibility. The landscape of BI & Analytics is becoming more dynamic. The transition to the cloud has become unavoidable for many businesses, but managing cloud processes poses new challenges for BI & Analytics teams, particularly in hybrid environments where on-prem systems are still used.

The BI Intelligence Platform of Octopai helps BI groups tackle these challenges head-on by centralizing all the data (metadata) knowledge of all BI systems into the Octopai platform. It enables different vendors to apply the most in-depth research, full end-to-end data lineage, discovery, and automated business glossary.

Amnon Drori, CEO of Octopai, commented that as this phase is expected to take up to two years to complete, Octopai’s new support for Snowflake would be significant for businesses transitioning to Snowflake from a legacy system. He added that with one foot in Snowflake and another foot in an on-prem/legacy system, it would be essential for companies to use the cross-platform automated solution to allow seamless transparency through these different technologies.

During the transformation process from on-prem/legacy systems to Snowflake, Octopai saves time and money. Octopai may also provide a mapping of artifacts no longer needed before migration, reducing migration time and expense.

The Octopai BI Intelligence Platform provides businesses using Snowflake (which uses a “pay-per-second” pricing model) with cost savings from the migration stage to day-to-day use. Octopai decreases the number of discovery queries over the Snowflake platform by getting the full picture of what and how various tables, columns, etc., are being used, directly reducing the Snowflake cost.

Snowflake support and review by Octopai is unique because it offers:

  • Detailed coverage with complete visualization, including pipes and procedures, as part of the entire BI ecosystem.
  • It offers absolute compliance with the comprehensive Snowflake metadata repository of Octopai’s data flow lineage. This feature includes any object in your Snowflake database that is specified.
  • It provides an end-to-end lineage of your report review from the legacy/operational framework, simplifying insight into and through Snowflake along with all other layers of your BI ecosystem.
  • It offers parsing support, which is unique to Octopai, for JSON and other semi-structured scripts.

About Octopai

In 2015, Octopai was founded by BI professionals who realized in a growing market the need for advanced and technology-based solutions. The SaaS platform of Octopai provides organizations with the intelligence they need about their entire BI & Analytics ecosystem and equips them with the best automated solutions for Data Lineage, Data Discovery, and BI Catalog.

Octopai applies better operations, data quality, and data governance. BI groups can find and understand their data efficiently, quickly, and accurately. In 2018, the company was recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor for Data Science and Machine Learning. It was acknowledged as one of the top companies to watch, offering BI and Analytics innovation in 2019 and 2020.

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