What is Data Storage?
Data storage is the process of archiving data for ongoing access or eventual use by a computer, device, or application. In recent years, cloud-based storage with SaaS access has become a highly flexible, scalable, and cost-effective alternative to traditional on-premise hard storage or offsite managed options such as DWaaS.
Snowflake and Managed Data Storage
Snowflake is built upon scalable Cloud blob storage. Holding all data, tables and query results, the storage layer is built to scale completely independent of compute resources. With storage and warehouse not tightly coupled, customers can increase and reduce storage and analytics requirements in complete independence.