Snowflake

 

 

Snowflake is unique in that it’s the Only Data Warehouse Built for the Cloud.

Conventional data warehouses and big data solutions struggle to deliver on their fundamental purpose: to make it easy to amass all your data, enable rapid analytics, and derive data-driven insights for all your business users.  To solve that Snowflake built a new SQL data warehouse from the ground up for Cloud.  It’s designed with a patented new architecture to handle all aspects of data and analytics.  The result?  A data warehouse that delivers performance, simplicity, concurrency and affordability not possible with other data warehouses.

 

Features:

  • Complete SQL Data Warehouse - Snowflake is a fully relational ANSI SQL data warehouse so you can leverage the skills and tools your organisation already uses.
  • Diverse Data – Snowflake can support all your business data, whether from traditional sources or newer machine-generated sources, without requiring cumbersome transformations and trade-offs.  Snowflake natively loads and optimises both structured and semi-structured data such as JSON, Avro, or XML and makes it available via SQL without sacrificing performance or flexibility.
  • Compelling Performance – Snowflake processes queries and tasks at a fraction of the time previously experienced with conventional on-premise and cloud data warehouses.
  • Any Scale of Data, Workloads and Users – Snowflake’s multi-cluster, shared data architecture separates storage and compute, making it possible to scale up and down on-the-fly without downtime or disruption. 
  • Broad Ecosystem - You can rapidly integrate Snowflake with custom and packaged tools and applications. The native and standard-based connectors include ODBC, JDBC, Javascript, Python, Spark, R, and Node.js.
  • Seamlessly share data across the organisation – Snowflake’s multi-tenant architecture enables governed and secure, modern data sharing in real time.

 

Benefits:

  • Pay Only for What You Use – Usage-based pricing for compute and storage means you only pay for the data you store and the amount of compute processing that you use. 
  • Snowflake leverages standard SQL query language.  This will be an advantage for organisations who are already using SQL, as teams will not need upskilling, saving time and costs.
  • Near infinite, low-cost storage.
  • Snowflake provides instant data warehouse scaling to handle concurrency bottlenecks during high demand periods.  Snowflake scales without the need for redistributing data which can be a major disruption to end users.

 

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