Snowflake: The Cloud Data Warehouse

Snowflake is an AWS partner that offers software solutions and has gained expertise in data analysis, machine learning, and retail. It is a cloud data warehouse built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure and is a true SaaS offering. There is no hardware or software that you need to select, install, configure, or manage. Snowflake takes care of all ongoing maintenance, management and adjustment.

Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and GCP are pushing hard on customers to use their captive services. At the same time, they need ISVs like Snowflake to operate in their clouds, as they sell infrastructure services, expand customer options, and evolve the ecosystem. Snowflake's analysis platform takes advantage of a custom SQL query engine and a three-layer architecture to enable real-time analysis of the transmission of big data. To better use Snowflake tables, in particular large tables, it is useful to understand the physical structure behind the logical structure.

Snowflake scales without the need to redistribute data, which can be a major interruption for end users. When setting up a scenario, you have several options, such as uploading the data locally, using Snowflake temporary storage, or providing information from your own S3 bucket. See the Snowflake Understanding Snowflake Table Structures documentation for full information on micropartitioning and clustering data.Redshift and Snowflake are two of the leading cloud-based data warehouses that offer powerful data management and analysis options. Learn from Electronic Arts (EA) how EA improved the democratization of data across the enterprise using a combination of tools from AWS, Snowflake and Slack as a backend system for analytics queries.Snowflake is an important partner for cloud providers because they help sell infrastructure services.

And you can see that Snowflake has a greater spending drive on the AWS cloud than Amazon Redshift, by a small margin. Around that time, AWS signed a single license agreement to acquire the intellectual property of the MPP ParAccel database, on which it created Amazon Redshift.