What is Snowflake Used For?

Snowflake is a cloud data platform that enables faster, easier and more flexible data storage, processing and analysis solutions than traditional offerings. It is one of the few enterprise-ready cloud data stores that provides simplicity without sacrificing functions. Snowflake's reputation for separating computing from storage is what sets it apart from other databases, such as Redshift. This means that you can create a test environment as needed, point it to Snowflake storage, and run the tests before moving the code to production.

SnapLogic's intelligent integration platform provides Snaps to easily connect multiple data sources and applications to Snowflake without the need for programming. It also offers ten pre-designed “Snaps” that connect various data sources and analysis tools to Snowflake's cloud data storage solution. Snowflake includes ready-to-use features such as the separation of storage and computing, scalable on-the-fly computing, data sharing, data cloning, and the support of third-party tools to meet the demanding needs of growing businesses. Data integration with Snowflake includes Snaps for loading, updating and downloading in bulk, in addition to standard CRUD functionality (create, read, update and delete).

Snowflake was designed to take advantage of the opportunities of mass data storage in the cloud and is based on Amazon S3.For example, if you need near-real-time data loads for complex transformations, but you have relatively few complex queries in your reports, you can create a script for loading data into a huge Snowflake warehouse and reduce it again after completion, all in real time. If you work with external suppliers, partners or customers, you can share your data with them even if they are not Snowflake customers. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need help setting up your trial version of Snowflake.