Snowflake

Cloud data platform for tech professionals and businesses

About Snowflake

Snowflake is a cloud data platform that can enable critical data workloads and secure collaboration. This solution can be used to run data across multiple regions for a single, unified experience across a business ecosystem. Using a multi-cluster shared data architecture, Snowflake provides access to the same data without affecting business performance. The platform can scale to any volume of data and number of users.

Snowflake provides real-time data that can be distributed across business units and other stakeholders without the need to copy, move, or make changes to existing data sets. With built-in security features, Snowflake allows access to be controlled and monitored. Other features include data discovery enablement, personalized views, access request workflows, and more. Additionally, this solution integrates with many third-party solutions including data management and data analytics platforms.


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Overall rating

4,6 /5
(75)
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4,3/5
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4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Nitin
Nitin
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 5 001–10 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great data warehouse software

Reviewed on 2022/04/14

Pros

Snowflake is being utilized as a data warehousing system based on cans. We're utilizing Snowflake and additional tools like HVR and Dell Boomi to create a data lake. Currently, different business teams are using different systems for reporting and analytics purposes. We're now working on a centralized solution for the entire company.

Cons

Snowflake has its limitation when dealing with unstructured data

MANAS
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Cloud based database and warehousing improves performance and reduces cost

Reviewed on 2020/12/19

its a great experience, our API's have become faster in response time, we stoped worrying about...

its a great experience, our API's have become faster in response time, we stoped worrying about storage size and computation power , now its scalable and decoupled

Pros

This is a fully managed cloud data-warehousing solution , or database as a service, the advantage of this with the traditional server based database is the performance boost, here the warehouse or the computing power and data storage is fully decoupled, this means , you can pay for what you need, your warehouse can be in sleep when its not in use so you save money, you can modify the size of warehouse so you get your performance as you want, and it supports the advance queries like 'copy' into local files and s3 etc ..,

coming to the operations, the snowflake has query history well maintained with importance performance metrics , and they have a good support team who responds quick,

they have a web workbench which stores our query on different tabs with different configurations, they have role based authentication for each elements on database,

they have good documentations and community for an help regarding the queries etc..

Cons

we use to have some outages in the past, which was resolved quick, now a days i don't see those that's a good thing, if you are trying to migrate from a psql to snowflake then some query syntaxes will be different

Nathan
Nathan
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A great example of a data warehouse solution

Reviewed on 2022/11/11

Pros

I love how straightforward and performant the solution was

Cons

Data visualisation was a little lacking, meaning you had to tether to a system like Google Data Studio or Sigma/Tableau to make sense of the data

Suru
Suru
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

My take on Snowflake

Reviewed on 2023/02/13

It perfectly bridges the gap between a Data Warehouse and a Data Lake being highly available, good...

It perfectly bridges the gap between a Data Warehouse and a Data Lake being highly available, good for scaling up or down as per needs automatically to provide the best performance and optimization for your queries. Can store and give access to huge volumes of data which can be necessary for future decision making.

Pros

Using Snowflake has been a great experience; I appreciate how easy it is to view, analyse, and produce reports that are helpful for the organization's business. Its cloud nature, eliminates the need to install software and does not affect how our machines work at all during analysis, is another feature I thoroughly appreciate. I adore how it offers many modernised SQL capabilities as well as practical tools for protecting data which can be sensitive in nature.

Cons

The capability to launch numerous queries is absent. The searches occasionally take longer than usual, and with no estimated time as to how long it takes is agonising. There could be a history tab for instance to see all the previous queries written or executed so it can be easy to refer and take part of the previous query instead of writing it again from scratch. There is no straightforward way to convert the SQL queries to Snowflake.

Anand
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Snowflake: Good tool in the World of Data Warehousing

Reviewed on 2023/08/22

Pros

The most impressive aspect of Snowflake is its scalability and performance. It's truly built for the cloud, with a unique architecture that separates compute from storage, allowing each to scale independently. This means you can handle massive amounts of data without worrying about infrastructure or performance degradation. The pay-as-you-go model is also a big plus, as it allows for cost-effective data management.

Cons

While Snowflake offers a lot of advantages, it does have a steep learning curve, especially for those not familiar with SQL or cloud-based systems. The documentation, though extensive, can be overwhelming for beginners. Also, while the pay-as-you-go model is generally a plus, it can lead to unexpected costs if not managed properly.

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Snowflake offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$23,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Capacity storage pricing starts at $23/TB/month. On-demand storage pricing starts at $40/TB/month. Snowflake pricing is based on the volume of data stored and compute time of use. For more information, please contact Snowflake Inc.

Snowflake has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Snowflake supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, Japanese, Spanish

Snowflake supports the following devices:

Snowflake integrates with the following applications:

Alation, AtScale, Collibra, DataRobot, Dataiku, Domo, Fivetran, HVR, Immuta, Informatica Big Data, Matillion, Rivery, Salesforce Platform, Segment, Sisense, SnapLogic, Tableau, ThoughtSpot, Workato, h2o

Snowflake offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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