Snowflake allows you to build a modern data architecture with our leading Cloud Data Platform. As a single platform that enables secure and governed access to all data and supports many workloads, it’s the only solution that helps eliminate the complexity, cost and constraints introduced with other approaches. Snowflake support a wide range of workloads, from data warehousing, data lake, to data science, allowing you to deliver as much data as you need to as many data consumers that need it.
A Multi-Cluster Shared Data Architecture is perfectly suited for any workload you can throw at it. Easily scale up and down any amount of computing power for any number of workloads or users without impacting performance since each workload has its own and across any combination of clouds (google cloud, aws, azure), while accessing the same, single copy of your data (single source of truth) but only paying for the resources you use thanks to Snowflake's per-second pricing.
Snowflake can support all of your business data, whether from traditional sources or newer machine-generated sources, without requiring cumbersome transformations and tradeoffs. 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.
Snowflake stores semi-structured types internally in an efficient compressed columnar binary representation of the documents for better performance and efficiency. Snowflake’s optimization for storage of these data types is completely transparent and produces no user-visible changes in semantics.
Snowflake one for all but eliminates the overhead that is common with traditional platforms and big data solutions. Snowflake is a true data platform-as-a-service, running in the cloud. Snowflake automatically handles infrastructure, optimization, availability, data protection, and more, Snowflake's user instead do what the business really needs: work with data and deliver meaningful value to key stakeholders. With Snowflake, you can quite literally just load and start querying data, no parameters to set, no “knobs to turn”.
Snowflake also simplifies the process of sharing data, and facilitating how teams can exchange data either inside or outside their organization. Secure data sharing eliminates all the overhead inherent in traditional/legacy solutions, removing the need to create copies of databases or export data to files that are shared over FTP. Instead, sharing is enabled on a single set of data, no copies or data movement required. The private and public data exchanges allow teams to create & monetize the data that are more easily discoverable and accessible across both internal and external stakeholders.