Manufacturing organizations require data movement at speed and scale to keep up with the supply chain. That’s why Fivetran is a proud partner in the Snowflake Manufacturing Data Cloud launch, which helps manufacturers break down silos internally and across their data ecosystem.
Specifically, Fivetran is partnering with Coalesce, a data transformation tool built for scale, and Snowflake to enable manufacturing organizations to easily and securely access data in near real-time, apply transformations and then share and analyze it to drive better decisions. The triangulation of these three technologies accelerates manufacturing insights with SAP data ingestion from Fivetran and transformation capabilities from Coalesce.
Tim Long, Global Head of Manufacturing at Snowflake, shares, “Creating a single source of truth in manufacturing data is challenging given the many systems required to run complex supply chains and manufacturing operations.”
“Partners like Fivetran are empowering Manufacturing Data Cloud customers to easily move disparate datasets from a variety of sources and types, from ERP to shop floor MES systems, into Snowflake, empowering manufacturers to turnover meaningful and more timely insights.”
Tim Long, Global Head of Manufacturing at Snowflake
Leveraging the modern data stack in manufacturing
As a result of this offering, data teams can work more productively on high-impact projects, such as increasing supply chain visibility, and generating fresher insights faster with the Snowflake Manufacturing Data Cloud.
Powell Industries, a global manufacturing operation, is one such manufacturer that is already reaping great results from this modern data stack.
“The combination of Coalesce and Fivetran has helped us re-imagine how to get the most from Snowflake by automating the complicated, manual aspects of ingesting and transforming data. Our team can now build and execute on current projects while planning for future needs, knowing we have the flexibility to deliver and manage optimized pipelines at scale,” shared Ajay Bidani, Data and Insights Manager at Powell Industries.
Making agile, data-driven decisions in manufacturing starts with having a modern data stack that democratizes access to critical information from a variety of disparate sources.
According to a recent IDC Spotlight, Collaboration at Scale to Speed Insights Across Manufacturing Supply Chains, “46 percent of manufacturers lack the appropriate visibility and agility to effectively see and respond to changes in their supply chain.” Furthermore, “30 percent of manufacturers indicated a lack of collaboration across suppliers/customers is a problematic gap in their supply chain.”
Fivetran and Snowflake joint customer Coke One North America (CONA) understood this all too well previously.
CONA struggled to find a vendor that could help it move huge data volumes into Snowflake. That search ended when Fivetran transferred 7.5 million rows of data, or 3 TB, in a single hour.
“Fivetran changed the world for [CONA], “ shared James Roll, Director of Business Intelligence, CONA. “With the old system, if you ran a query on our financial accounting table in SAP (BSEG), there was a high likelihood that it would timeout and never give you a result, probably 25 to 35 percent of the time. Now, where we've coupled Fivetran with Snowflake, when the bottlers run a query on BSEG, they will for sure receive an answer in a couple of seconds.”
If you’d like to learn more, join Fivetran and Snowflake for a live, 90-minute lab and experience why Fivetran is the trusted platform for extracting, loading and transforming data into the Snowflake Data Cloud. Register now.