The Only Data Warehouse Built for the Cloud
Snowflake’s mission is to enable every organization to be data-driven with 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.
The problem we saw
Conventional data warehouses weren’t designed to keep up with the exploding demand for data-driven insight. They are complex, costly and inflexible systems that have become obstacles rather than solutions to accessing and analyzing all your data.
Alternative, “Big Data” platforms such as Hadoop are merely toolkits, not complete solutions, that require massive resources to build and maintain. They’re even more complex, require specialized skills, and simply weren’t designed for data warehousing.
How we solved it
We built a completely new SQL data warehouse guided by these principles:
Break free from the past
We designed and implemented a new, unique architecture to stay clear from the limitations of existing architecture and software offerings.
Design for the cloud
On-premise solutions are too complex, too expensive and getting more so each day. We developed Snowflake as a service from the ground up for the cloud, capitalizing on the leading architecture and technology of the public cloud.
Support modern data and applications
People want to focus on deriving insight from data – not configuring, tuning, and managing a data warehouse. Rather than just deliver traditional software hosted in the cloud, we deliver data warehousing as a service.
The Snowflake ecosystem
Snowflake works with leading data management, data integration and BI partners so you can easily bring together all your data and enable all your users to perform cutting-edge analytics.
Who we are
A team of industry and technology experts passionate about building disruptive technology and backed by top-notch investors.
Join Our Team!
We’re looking for brilliant, dedicated people who are passionate about data, technology and creating a lasting and exciting future you and Snowflake.
Our values represent who we are day in and day out.
We focus on doing what is right for our customers, shareholders, and employees. We create great products and services as individual contributors and as a team. We help our customers end their data struggles.
Put Customers First
We only succeed when our customers succeed. Work every day to earn our customers’ business and trust. Listen to our customers, understand their needs and pain points, and focus on what matters to them. Deliver products our customers love. Compete fairly and passionately.
Be open, honest and respectful. Speak up and communicate candidly, even when it makes you uncomfortable or may be something others don’t want to hear. Constructive, respectful disagreement and debate encourages better problem-solving and decisions. Commit fully when decisions are made.
Be ambitious and have big goals. Do what matters and focus on what’s important. Innovate and be willing to take prudent risks. Make a positive impact and a lasting difference. Plan to win, play to win and expect to win.
Quality and excellence count in everything we do. Do your best work every day. Hold yourself and others to the highest standards. Common sense, creativity, practicality and simplicity matter. Think strategically, balancing today and tomorrow.
Get It Done
Results matter! Work hard and smart. Execute. Be precise and accountable, yet nimble and agile.
Make commitments, follow through and deliver.
Build our product and our company like it’s yours, because it is. Hold yourself and others accountable at all times. Take initiative and ownership. Be responsible. Step up, own issues and resolve them. If you make a mistake, own it, fix it, learn from it and move on.
Make Each Other the Best
Treat people with kindness and respect. Be inclusive and collaborative, bringing people and ideas together. Offer help and ask for help when needed. Listen. Give and ask for constructive feedback. Give praise and celebrate success. Teach and learn every day. Give back to our communities in meaningful ways and inspire others with your actions
Embrace Each Other's Differences
Accept and appreciate everyone from every walk of life. Be conscious and mindful that others may have a different experience from your own. Use our differences to strengthen who we are.