What is An Encrypted Database?
An encrypted database uses an algorithm to convert plain text data into unusable cypher text. Database decryption keys are then deployed to convert the cypher text back to its original state.
Database Encryption at Snowflake
Snowflake provides robust, enterprise-class data warehouse security that features round-the-clock data encryption via CloudHSM, automated data protection, granular role-based permissions, and AWS PrivateLink to access Snowflake outside the public Internet. This full set of data security features is not available from Hadoop and many other Big Data storage and warehousing platforms.