GCP MySQL to Snowflake – Made Easy

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Posted On: 03 Sep, 2021

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Businesses need to utilize their data to stay ahead of increasing competition and make data-driven decisions. The massive volumes of data obtained from different tools require fast and secured storage. Unfortunately, the cost to build and maintain a scalable, fast and secure physical storage solution is usually too high. So, now the companies are using cloud databases like MySQL. But managing, replicating and extracting data from these databases is complex. Hence cloud platforms like Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have made a solution for managing MySQL databases. GCP MySQL provides seamless control on your MySQL database. 

Data-savvy companies are reducing the time & effort of reporting and analyzing their massive volumes of data from several databases and cloud storage. They use ETL tools like Daton to load data from these Cloud platforms to data warehouses like Snowflake where you get a consolidated view for faster and accurate reporting. 

Why integrate GCP MySQL to Snowflake? 

Modern-day companies use cloud storage solutions like Google Cloud Platform to handle their databases. These storage solutions facilitate collaboration and consolidation, especially when multiple teams work in several offices across different countries. In addition, the databases will automatically be replicated, backed up by secure servers, reducing data theft and loss. Combine data from GCP MySQL with other databases like sales sheets, COGS, Amazon Aurora to simplify data analysis and reporting. However, manual data integration takes much time to execute manually, and the reports are not always accurate. Thus, top companies resort to ETL tools like Daton to replicate data from GCP MySQL to Snowflake. It is a highly automated ETL Tool that easily loads data from several data sources to cloud data warehouses without coding. 

GCP MYSQL Overview 

Google Cloud SQL is a fully managed Google Cloud database service that helps perform administrative tasks like replication, database and patch management. Google Cloud SQL provides the flexibility to set up database infrastructure; so, you can conveniently shift existing databases to Cloud SQL. The replication feature can be used to scale up, use read replicas, or migrate the My SQL database. The Backup feature can help revive lost data to a Cloud SQL database. You can also convert from a backup via Google Cloud SQL. You can customize the fully managed option to the PaaS cloud service model and for cloud-native applications. Also, directly manage the SQL database for larger deployments with enterprise-grade requirements by running a Google Compute Engine instance and deploying a MySQL image on it. This self-managed IaaS model gives you complete control of your MySQL database on GCP, allowing edits in database configurations. 

Snowflake Overview 

Snowflake is the most popular data warehouse to offer a cloud-native, petabyte-scale service. The software provides a query engine for all users allowing SQL based querying and a host of business intelligence tools to connect with the service. Snowflake is built on a scalable infrastructure, supports big data and massive workloads. The powerful management console enables connections from any SQL client. Snowflake service also supports REST APIs allowing developers to work in real-time with simple API calls. It is compatible with several BI and visualization tools. 

How to replicate GCP MYSQL to Snowflake? 

There are two ways in which you can replicate GCP MySQL to Snowflake.   

Build Your data pipeline – Building an in-house data pipeline needs a lot of experience, time and manpower with higher chances of errors. You need to extract data using GCP MYSQL APIs & then connect it properly with the Snowflake data warehouse. 

Use Daton to integrate GCP MYSQL & Snowflake – Using Daton to integrate GCP MySQL & Snowflake is the fastest & easiest way to save your time and efforts. Leveraging a cloud data pipeline like Daton simplifies and accelerates the time to build automated reporting to a great extent. 

Configuring data replication on Daton only takes a few minutes and a few clicks. Analysts do not have to write any code or manage any infrastructure, yet they can get access to their Amazon ads data in a few hours. Daton’s simple and easy to use interface allows analysts and developers to use UI elements to configure data replication from GCP MySQL data into Snowflake. 

Daton takes care of: 

  • Authentication 
  • Rate limits, 
  • Table creation, deletion & reloads 
  • Refreshing access tokens, 
  • Sampling, 
  • Historical data load, 
  • Incremental data load, 
  • Notifications 

and many more important functions for data analysts to focus on analysis rather than worry about the data replication process. 

Steps to Integrate GCP MySQL with Daton 

  • Sign in to Daton  
  • Select GCP MySQL from Integrations page 
  • Provide Integration Name, Replication Frequency, and History. Integration name would be used in creating tables for the integration and cannot be changed later  
  • You will be redirected to GCP MySQL login for authorizing Daton to extract data periodically 
  • Post successful authentication, you will ger prompts to choose from the list of available GCP MySQL Ad accounts 
  • Select required tables from the available list of tables 
  • Then select all required fields for each table 
  • Submit the integration 

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Here are more reasons to explore Daton for GCP MySQL to Snowflake Integration 

  • Faster Integration of GCP MYSQL to Snowflake– GCP MYSQL to Snowflake is one of the integrations Daton can handle very fast and seamlessly. By following few steps, you can easily connect GCP MYSQL to Snowflake.  
  • Robust Scheduling Options: allows you to schedule jobs based on their requirements using a simple configuration step. 
  • Low Effort & Zero Maintenance – Daton automatically takes care of all the data replication processes and infrastructure once you sign up for a Daton account and configure the data sources. There is no infrastructure to manage or no code to write.  
  • Data consistency guarantee and an incredibly friendly customer support team ensure you can leave the data engineering to Daton and focus instead of analysis and insights! 
  • Enterprise grade data pipeline at an unbeatable price to help every business become data driven. Get started with a single integration today for just $10 and scale up as your demands increase. 
  • Support for all major cloud data warehouses including Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, PostgreSQL and more. 
  • Flexible loading options allows to you optimize data loading behavior to maximize storage utilization and easy of querying. 
  • Enterprise grade encryption gives your peace of mind 
  • Support for 100+ data sources – In addition to GCP MYSQL, Daton can extract data from a varied range of sources such as Sales and Marketing applications, Databases, Analytics platforms, Payment platforms and much more. Daton will ensure that you have a way to bring any data to Snowflake and generate relevant insights. 

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