Snowflake Emerges as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018 Report

Author: Ross Perez

Snowflake News

Today, Forrester has released its report, The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018: The 14 Providers That Matter Most and How They Stack Up. Snowflake’s built-for-the-cloud data warehouse has been positioned as a Leader.

Understanding the demand for data

Every day, we speak with organizations that want to twist, bend and extend their data warehouse for a multitude of potential use cases. From business intelligence to real-time analytics to machine learning, the ideas never end, which is why the nearly unlimited resources of the cloud are ideal for data warehousing. We believe our position in the report shows that Snowflake is uniquely able to deliver the elasticity and ease of management the cloud promises.

Evaluation criteria

The report evaluated 14 vendors based on 25 criteria, including performance and scale, administration and tooling, and security. “Unlike other CDWs, Snowflake uses a SQL database engine designed for the cloud from the ground up,” the report states. “The solution scales storage and compute independently, depending on the workload requirements. Customers like Snowflake’s low cost, separation of storage from compute, scalability, administration and performance.”

A shared experience

We appreciate Forrester taking the steps of evaluating cloud data warehouse offerings separate from traditional on-premises solutions, which lack the scalability and flexibility modern organizations demand.

Most importantly, we want to thank our customers who participated in this research and informed Forrester about every detail of their day-to-day experiences using Snowflake. The quality of our product reflects our number-one value of “put customers first”.  Of course, we’re constantly checking in with  customers and partners, through various feedback tools, to ensure we continue to deliver the best possible product, support and service.

To find out more, download the The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018 to:

  • Find out why the cloud data warehouse market continues to grow.
  • Understand how Forrester evaluated the 14 vendors across 25 criteria.
  • Read about how organizations use a cloud data warehouse to accelerate analytics and insights, while lowering costs.

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