That’s because Next Pathway solves a big problem in a massive market. As enterprises move their troves of data and legacy programs from in-house data warehouses to the cloud, they hit a roadblock. All those programs are written in code that “you can’t just copy and paste into the cloud,” Ms. Angotti said. “It won’t run” on platforms organized by Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Silicon Valley upstart months for armies of coders at offshore consulting shops to rewrite the millions of lines of legacy code for each program. That has limited the pace of migration to the cloud, where enterprises can generate new insights from their data to deliver more personalized services than they could before.

So Next Pathway has developed what it calls the Google Translate of the cloud business: Its Shift software automatically turns old data warehouse code into could code in minutes, not months.