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Snowflake Computing

Snowflake Computing

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Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyze all of an organization’s data in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, the elasticity of the cloud and live data sharing at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

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Snowflake review by Padmanesh N.
Padmanesh N.
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"Awesome data-warehousing Tool"

What do you like best?

This feature is helpful for user to increase the node size and config depending on their need. There is no need to wait for hardware to be in place whenever we increase the dataset. Snowflake provides the option to increase the node or cluster size whenever required.

What do you dislike?

Of course, every product has pluses and minuses. From that perspective, Snowflake has to improve there spatial parts. I mean it doesn't have much stuff in geo-spatial queries.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Valuable Features

Scalability: Ability to load huge number of datasets (I have experience with petabytes of data) and process those things. Storage is not limited. We can increase whatever we want.

Performance: The distributed architecture of Snowflake has the capacity to process huge dataset faster and we can scale up and down as per the need.

Flexibility: This feature is helpful for user to increase the node size and config depending on their need. There is no need to wait for hardware to be in place whenever we increase the dataset. Snowflake provides the option to increase the node or cluster size whenever required.

Multi-formatted accessibility: The Snowflake engine has the capability to read the following file formats: CSV, DELIMITER, FIXEDWIDTH, AVRO, JSON, BZIP2, GZIP, LZOP. The user can choose which is best for their requirements.

Configuration: Even-though its running in AWS platform, it beats their platform product. Actually I feel more flexible than Redshift.

Snow-pipe: Snow-Pipe is better system to feed stream data to snowflake database. This is really helpful for less self-life triggering datasets.

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Snowflake review by User in Computer & Network Security
User in Computer & Network Security
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"Optimally Structured SaaS Data Warehouse"

What do you like best?

The best parts about Snowflake are the ease of implementation, the no maintenance scalability and integration partner availability. From a storage perspective, it is extremely efficient. You can create a complete clone of a 5TB database (like a pointer) without using additional storage, only using enough storage to track changes. You can choose whether to persist the changes or create a real physical clone. This allows you to have staging copies to real-world test updates on live data before you commit them. Additionally...un-dropping dropped tables and point in time historical queries are nice too. Built in 2 factor auth is scalable.

What do you dislike?

There are small admin usability features with the UI that could be improved, but it seems like with the latest release, they have addressed some of them. Easier 2 factor enrollment would be a nice to have. Honestly, you should not be able to enroll a user without 2 factor authentication enabled.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't waste your time setting up crazy configurations in the AZ arena. Just get this and start building. There is just not enough time to recreate the underlying plumbing every time you build a solution. This platform scales and is robust.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enterprise Data Warehouse at scale. Low people investment to get an enterprise solution in place. We can focus on the data vs the underlying technology struggles. There are integration partners like five tran and Matillion that work very well for ELT in order to get data into the Data Warehouse.

What Data Warehouse solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Snowflake review by Internal Consultant
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"Data Management Solution for the future"

What do you like best?

The fact that compute is actually separated from the storage. This makes scaling so much easier but it also makes it much more cost effective. Now that they got the pricing model down to one minute increments this platform is extremely accessible no matter what size the organization and\or data.

What do you dislike?

Loading data into the environment can be clumsy. But once you get the hang of it, it is fairly straightforward to automate with standard ETL tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure when comparing to competitors that you scrutinize the concept of storage being completely separate from compute. Also understand that there will be a need to adjust the way that you load data into the environment. While it is a standard database for querying it is not very performant on update and inserts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are addressing our needs for business intelligence reporting. Time to insight has decreased significantly and we are able to ask much better questions of our data at a deeper level of granularity.

Snowflake review by Joseph B.
Joseph B.
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"Snowflake and bigquery are database 2.0"

What do you like best?

JSON / XML parsing from s3 to nice relational tables. Stupendously easy to set up and get data in.

Cheap storage, plus standalone compute cost.

Provides a data layer where the policy can simply be, "Is it data? Then dump it into snowflake", which increases velocity in analytics, BI, diagnostics, and testing.

What do you dislike?

Black-boxed indexes / projections.

It's both a blessing and a curse - new architecture gets built quickly, and query performance is generally solid, but some brain-dead obvious indexing doesn't persist in some cases, which can cause certain operations to be needlessly slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is no reason not to test it. It took us just a couple of hours using the tool for the light bulb to come on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data storage, JSON / XML / AVRO parsing and aggregation, business intelligence, data science. The main benefits for us have been in improving design velocity and overall data access throughout the company.

Snowflake review by Avinash D.
Avinash D.
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"Blazing fast and cheaper DataWarehouse and iOT platform"

What do you like best?

Snowflake has ease of implementation, with no maintenance and has massive scalability. The storage cost is minimal. Horizontal and vertical scalability without any downtime. Elasticity of usage. The only database on the market that is truely built for cloud. Native support of Semi structured data

What do you dislike?

MFA needs to be supported through any tool.Operational dashboard is needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enterprise Data Warehouse and Device data at scale. Minimal management roles like DBA and sysadmin. Focus on business enablement and real time data access. Advanced analytics enablement.

Snowflake review by Jonathan A.
Jonathan A.
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"Snowflake - The best Hidden Software"

What do you like best?

Snowflake is extremely agile in pulling down data from large data sets. The UI is simply and well designed. Quick queries allow beginners to try writing SQL and make quick adjustments until the correct result is achieved.

What do you dislike?

The proprietary technology can turn some away with its secrets.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make the switch

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Diving into large data sets and pulling out snippets of data that allow me solve data questions.

Snowflake review by Justin E.
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"Snowflake Computing Review"

What do you like best?

I like software. I think this is a good fit with our company because it aligns with the best interest of the customers. It allowed us create software solutions that were based on customer needs and create value and ROI with a financial spin for a software solution

What do you dislike?

I would like the functionalities of adding/deleting to be navigated easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think I'm happy with what work Snowflake has done for our computing and I look forward to seeing it evolve and being on that ride.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have realized opportunities to attack different verticals as a company with the confidence of cloud computing in snowflake computing.

Snowflake review by Torrey V.
Torrey V.
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"great product"

What do you like best?

The performance is incredible. Queries that took hours to run on MySQL run in seconds.

What do you dislike?

The online interface is clunky. Having a desktop app would be ideal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're moving over long running batch processes that used to run on MySQL. The run-time has been improved from hours to minutes.

Snowflake review by Kristina C.
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"Very as good data warehouse"

What do you like best?

We have a large amount of data which the warehouse handles without issue. It also updates frequently.

What do you dislike?

If something goes wrong, sometimes it's difficult to get an answer as to why.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a TON of data and needed a data warehouse to keep it in. This provides that solution.

Snowflake review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Cost Efficient SQL with massive scalability!"

What do you like best?

UI, Querying speed, Quality of Support, Technology Events, query concurrency and the massive scalability they support!

What do you dislike?

They have confusing terminologies that aren't very intuitive such as Warehousing, Databases. Also, they need to make data loading a lot more intuitive and easy. It should not take me more than 5 mins of time to get this done, even when I am new to Snowflake!

Also they need to make computing more affordable or give huge enterprise discounts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it. A lot better than Redshift, BigQuery, RDS, Azure SQL etc..etc!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing SQL queries on massive amounts of RDBMS and JSON data. Also sharing queries was easy with SnowFlake.

Snowflake review by vidhey t.
vidhey t.
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"Good software"

What do you like best?

Snowflake computing is best for concurrent user data access, easy scaling of storage from few gigabytes to petabytes. Analytics on big data seems to be easy and fast.

What do you dislike?

The pricing of the features is not the best compared to other products in the market.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would suggest going for trial and evaluation copy initially to validate if the software meets the client requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data analytics, cloud storage

Snowflake review by Internal Consultant in Insurance
Internal Consultant in Insurance
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"Snowflake stands ahead and deliver best result for cloud data warehouse computing"

What do you like best?

Easy to deploy and give great flexibility as Snowflake automatically scale up and scale down.

Great thing about Snowflake is having fundamentally solid SQL with lots of elasticity and easily works on dynamic environment.Snowflake support diverse set of data which include both structured and non structured data. Snowflake have very good customer support and answer the user queries very quickly.

What do you dislike?

Speed and agility can be improved. Snowflake, is based on a non MPP database design which can delay automation and can take time for adhoc workload.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Snowflake easily automates the sizing, provisioning, maintenance, and scaling of cloud data warehouse.

Snowflake review by Administrator
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"The Data Warehouse for the Non-Technical Analyst"

What do you like best?

The UI is modern and the interface is intuitive. The tool is highly customizable and sits on top of Amazon S3 for seamless data access.

What do you dislike?

The interface for running SQL-like queries is clunky.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our non-technical director formats and uploads manual data for ingestion into our larger data pipeline.

Snowflake review by Executive Sponsor in Computer Software
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"A data warehouse platform for the SaaS generation"

What do you like best?

Low maintenance. No more downtimes! No rebalances. Full control over compute resources.

What do you dislike?

My biggest gripe is privileges are not rules based. You have to re-grant permissions on objects you recreate. Not a big deal once you're steady state, but annoying in a collaboration development phase.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enterprise data warehouse. Single source of truth without limitations on data structure or size. Devs are amazed we can consume their JSON straight from S3 and turn it into reports so quickly.

Snowflake review by Administrator
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"The way data warehouse is done now."

What do you like best?

It is built for the cloud and is flexible in increasing and decreasing the size.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything at this time..

Recommendations to others considering the product

Talk to them to get a good estimate of how much it would cost, it may surprise you that it is the most cost effective option.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data warehouse for Looker front end

Snowflake review by Consultant in Human Resources
Consultant in Human Resources
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"Snowflake is a Warm Experience "

What do you like best?

Snowflake is a user friendly product that adapts to any company needs and provides technical support whenever needed.

What do you dislike?

I do not have any negative comments at this time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

An excellent product for any industry.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Snowflake is solving our companies problem with cloud-based data storage. It benefit is just that, it slows us to store data more efficiently.

Snowflake review by User in Hospital & Health Care
User in Hospital & Health Care
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"SNOWFLAKE REVIEW"

What do you like best?

FAST, CLOUD BASED, GOOD UI, CHEAPER THAN AMAZON REDSHIFT

What do you dislike?

MULTIPLE QUERIES CAUSES PROBLEMS RUNNING AT THE SAME TIME, MORE AGGREGATE FUNCTIONS COULD BE SUPPORTED

Recommendations to others considering the product

DEFINITELY AN ALSTERNATIVE TO AMAZON RED SHIFT AND SPARK

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WE ARE HOSTING OUR BILLION ROW DATA-SET INTO SNOWFLAKE FOR QUERYING BY THE ANALYSTS . CERTAINLY BETTER OPTION THAT DATA BRICKS SPARK

Snowflake review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Sales Executive Experience"

What do you like best?

That all our data is stored in the cloud. being 2018 this is where we need to be

What do you dislike?

that it was hard at first to get our owners to commit to the cloud

Recommendations to others considering the product

none

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

secure data leads to happy IT and bosses

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