Today, data is generated by diverse and rapidly changing sources, and comes in many different forms. Snowflake’s patented technology natively loads and optimizes both structured and semi-structured data such as JSON, Avro, or XML and makes it available via SQL without sacrificing performance or flexibility.
Furthermore, multiple stakeholders need to simultaneously use data in a multitude of different ways, in real time, creating many different types of workload which need to be simultaneously satisfied at the rapid pace expected by today’s business users.
To meet these demands of the modern enterprise, Snowflake has built an entirely new way to load, integrate and analyse data that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud, at a fraction of the cost of many traditional solutions. The Snowflake multi-cluster, shared data architecture is perfectly suited for any workload that can be thrown at at it. It means that users can work with data in their data lake and build robust data pipelines to streamline data engineering. They can simplify and accelerate data science workloads with native integrations to leading languages such as Python, R and Apache Spark™. Snowflake also provides builders and developers of data-driven applications and services a ready-made infrastructure and engine to build and run their solutions.
Snowflake has addressed all of the key limitations of traditional cloud and on-premises data warehouses and more recent NoSQL solutions. It means that an organisation can easily store all of its data, enable all their users with zero management, pay the way they want to, and use the ANSI SQL they already rely on – all on a secure platform that enables the organisation to become a data-driven enterprise.
If your company is looking for a modern, cloud-based data warehousing solution, talk to Smart Associates about the Snowflake Cloud Data Platform, and the additional products and services we can provide as a complete service. With our Smart Data Frameworks to take the risk, cost and time out of data warehouse migration, as well as our services in selection, design, implementation and support, we can provide a one-stop shop to meet your needs.