Welcome to Snowflake SnowConvert for IBM DB2. Let us be your guide on the road to a successful migration.
SnowConvert is a software that understands IBM DB2 SQL and PL/SQL, and performs the following conversions:
Before we get lost in the magic of these code conversions, here are a few terms/definitions so you know what we mean when we start dropping them all over the documentation:
- SQL (Structured Query Language): the standard language for storing, manipulating, and retrieving data in most modern database architectures.
- PL/SQL: Procedural Language for SQL. This was created by IBM DB2, and still used by IBM as the scripting language for stored procedures in IBM DB2.
- SnowConvert: the software that converts securely and automatically your DB2 files to the Snowflake cloud data platform.
- Conversion rule or transformation rule: rules that allow SnowConvert to convert from a portion of source code to the expected target code.
- Parse: parse or parsing is an initial process done by SnowConvert to understand the source code, and build up an internal data structure to process the conversion rules.
Let's dive into the code conversions that Mobilize.Net SnowConvert can perform.