Snowflake’s mission is to enable every organization to be data-driven. This cloud-built data warehouse makes that possible by delivering instant elasticity, secure data sharing and per-second pricing, across multiple clouds. Snowflake 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 traditional solutions.
Snowflake is a fully-managed service with a pay-as-you-go-model that works on structured and semi-structured data. Its unique architecture delivers proven breakthroughs in performance, concurrency and simplicity. For the first time, multiple groups can access millions of gigabytes of data at the same time, up to 200 times faster and 10 times less expensive than solutions not built for the cloud.
Prior generations of data warehouses created the struggle for data which results in groups waiting in line to get at data; not looking at the same data; and, wondering if they’re acting on the most recent data. Snowflake’s data warehouse built for the cloud finally ends this struggle. With Snowflake, you get your data without limits.
Snowflake is easy to set up as there is no hardware (virtual or physical) for you to select, install, configure, or manage. All ongoing maintenance, management, and tuning is handled by Snowflake. Snowflake leverages standard SQL. This will be an advantage for organizations who are already making use of SQL ensuring that teams will not need to be “re-skilled”.