MySQL to Snowflake – Made Easy

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Posted On: 02 Aug, 2021

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Today, digital advertisers seek to analyze the large quantities of data, trends, and insights and then feed that data back into the software to work with the complex models and algorithms fueling further for platforms to serve customers better.

If you have been using  MySQL for transactional workloads, it’s time to move your data to an analytical data warehouse. Replicate your MySQL to Snowflake and quickly transform data into business-critical insights. Moreover, moving your MySQL data to Snowflake will allow for automatically getting information from many disparate sources, then transforming and consolidating it in one high-performing data storage.

In this blog post, we will highlight the steps to move your data from MySQL to Snowflake.

Why integrate MySQL into Snowflake?

Replicating your data from MySQL to the Snowflake data warehouse improves the performance of your SQL queries and generates custom real-time reports and dashboards. Moving your MySQL data to Snowflake doesn’t have to be complex or expensive, Daton simplifies the process to reduce your efforts and deliver the fastest time to value for all your MySQL data. Whether your MySQL database is on-premise or in the cloud, MySQL Snowflake integration makes it easy and hassle-free to migrate your data with an error-free, fully managed setup. 

MySQL Overview

MySQL is an open-source SQL relational database management system that’s developed and supported by Oracle. It is a fast, scalable, and easy-to-use database management system in comparison with Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database. It is commonly used in conjunction with PHP scripts for creating powerful and dynamic server-side or web-based enterprise applications. MySQL is a very powerful program that can handle a large set of functionality of the most expensive and powerful database packages.

Snowflake Overview

Snowflake is a modern, fully-managed cloud data warehouse built on top of the Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure and is available as a true SaaS offering. There is no hardware or software for you to select, install, configure, or manage with Snowflake. It uses a new SQL database engine with a unique architecture designed for the cloud. Snowflake offers far better performance, scalability, resiliency, and workload concurrency than any other cloud-based data warehouse in the market. It is capable of solving problems that legacy and on-premise data platforms were not designed to solve. 

How to replicate MySQL to Snowflake?

Here’s an overview of the two approaches you can use to replicate MySQL data to Snowflake. This will allow you to evaluate the pros and cons of both and choose the one that best suits your requirement.

Build your own data pipeline

This process needs a lot of experience and consumes a lot of time and manpower. The chances of errors are more due to multiple integrated steps one after the other. You need to extract data using  MySQL APIs & then connect it properly with the Snowflake data warehouse. This whole process to build a custom data pipeline requires regular intervention that makes it cumbersome. 

Use Daton to integrate MySQL and Snowflake

Integrating  MySQL and Snowflake with Daton is the fastest & easiest way to save your time and effort. Leveraging a cloud data pipeline like Daton significantly simplifies and accelerates the time it takes to build automated reporting. 

Configuring data replication on Daton only takes a few minutes and a few clicks. Your analysts do not have to write any code or manage any infrastructure, yet you can get access to MySQL 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  MySQL data into Snowflake.  

Daton takes care of: 

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

and many more important functions for data analysts to focus on analysis rather than worrying about the data migration. 

Steps to integrate MySQL with Daton


  • Sign in to Daton  
  • Select  MySQL from the 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  MySQL login for authorizing Daton to extract data periodically 
  • Post successful authentication, you will be prompted to choose from the list of available  MySQL 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 MySQL to Snowflake Integration

  • Faster integration – MySQL to Snowflake is one of the integrations Daton can handle very conveniently and seamlessly. By following a few steps you can easily connect  MySQL to Snowflake.  
  • 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. No need to manage infrastructure or write manual code.
  • Data consistency guarantee and an incredibly friendly customer support team ensure you can leave the data engineering to Daton and focus on 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 data needs grow. 
  • Robust Scheduling Options: This allows you to schedule jobs based on their requirements using a simple configuration step. 
  • Support for all major cloud data warehouses including Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, PostgreSQL, and more. 
  • Flexible loading options allow you to optimize data loading behavior to maximize storage utilization and ease of querying. 
  • Enterprise-grade encryption gives your peace of mind 
  • Support for 100+ data sources – In addition to  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. 

Using a fully managed, zero maintenance, and easy-to-use data pipeline like Daton, you can integrate your MySQL data to Snowflake in an automated and secure manner without having your engineering team spend hours on writing code.

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