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 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.

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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.

What Data Warehouse solution do you use?

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Snowflake review by <span>Joseph B.</span>
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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 <span>Justin E.</span>
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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 <span>Kristina C.</span>
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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.

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