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.

Pricing starting from:

US$23.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, Japanese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$23.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Snowflake: 23

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Dashboard
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Visualisation
  • ETL - Extract / Transfer / Load
  • High Volume Processing
  • In-Database Processing
  • Metadata Management
  • Performance Analysis
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(38)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Daniel K.
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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 10.0 /10

Snowflake has been a game changer

Reviewed on 23/11/2021

Snowflake has been a game changer for us. It has enable all kinds of new architectures due to it's...

Snowflake has been a game changer for us. It has enable all kinds of new architectures due to it's fast and low-cost performance. It has eliminated the need for so many maintenance tasks that used to be such a hassle.

Pros

Snowflake is super fast, requires virtually no maintenance (no logs, indexes, tuning, etc.) and the pay per use price model scales perfectly with cyclical workloads which are common in data warehouse applications.

Cons

It does not natively support any real constraints such as uniqueness or referential integrity which requires the user to explicitly check all these things via stored procedures. The SQL worksheet GUI still has remove to improve but they have been rapidly enhancing it. It's not too uncommon to have brief outages but they are usually resolved within a few hours.

Todd G.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Snowflake, Unique just like Us

Reviewed on 31/10/2019

My overall experience with Snowflake has been a pleasurable one. Though there have been some...

My overall experience with Snowflake has been a pleasurable one. Though there have been some frustrations at times I have learned and overcome and become a better programmer, and SQL developer for it. I feel like Snowflake is an old friend now.

Pros

The thing that I like most about this software is really if you can think it you can do it with Snowflake. I mean as long as it deals with data. I first started at my company using oracle and I didn't stick with that for long because we adopted snowflake. When we started using snowflake my knowledge of SQL just jumped sky high. Instead of just selecting from tables, I was using cte's and partitions and all of that fun stuff. Snowflake made it super easy to understand and learn. The ability it has to handle the amount of columns that it does is amazing.

Cons

There is a little bit of a learning curve to get the hang of it. But on the surface it is just like any other sql language and you just have to figure out the different quirks that it has. I wish it could give data instantaneously and read my mind on what I want but that is pretty much impossible so I'm going to stick with what I have.

Tanika S.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Save your Data

Reviewed on 16/07/2020

I really like the fact that i can store my data in snowflake and use that to create visualizations...

I really like the fact that i can store my data in snowflake and use that to create visualizations in tableau.

Pros

1 - I like the way it stores the big data.
2 - Convenient to connect with tableau for visualizations.

Cons

1 - Costly if data is too big
2 - You can't own the data, you have to depend on the Data Engineering team.

Shreyansh S.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Review for Snowflake

Reviewed on 22/09/2021

Snowflake is very appropriate assuming your association needs to begin little with negligible...

Snowflake is very appropriate assuming your association needs to begin little with negligible speculation, and afterward develop at any speed. It is additionally useful for groups that definitely know SQL from chipping away at another stage, like MS SQL Server. It matches all around well with incorporation errands on account of its local capacity to deal with JSON information, for both import and questioning.

In the event that your instruments can just associate by JDBC (no local Snowflake connector) you might have a few issues with enormous informational collections. This is actually a restriction of utilizing JDBC, not Snowflake, but rather it is something to know about.

Pros

This is a cloud-based application that gives me a safe stage to the simple sharing of information with my customers.

I feel sure to associate with my various colleagues as a result of its high level security and successful programming.

Through this instrument, I am equipped for incorporating, dissecting, and the whole information in an exact structure and with investigation also, because of which I generally have a straightforward thought regarding the information extraction and its exchange from numerous mists.

Cons

Security jobs and access are difficult to comprehend and oversee

Rollout of new components appears to intensely support US West coast, every other person needs to pause

Visual interface doesn't permit you to oversee custom capacities and schedules. For those, it is code as it were. The board of tables and perspectives is visual

Mithun G.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Scalable Datawarehouse in Cloud

Reviewed on 23/06/2021

Pros

Snowflake separation of Storage and Compute is a very important feature. It helps to segregate the compute based on the user groups. Some Reporting users might require high compute whereas others might not.

The fact that we can automatically scale up and scale down based on the need helps to save cost but still achieving the business needs.

Cons

The costing is a little on the higher side. Also, there should be more AI ML packages in Snowflake like there is in other cloud platforms - GCP, AWS, Azure, etc

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Snowflake FAQs

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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+

Snowflake supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, Japanese, Spanish

Snowflake supports the following devices:

Snowflake integrates with the following applications:

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

Snowflake offers the following support options:

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

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