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Snowflake for

Data Lakes

Make your data secure, reliable, and easy to use in one place.

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Provide Fast, Reliable, and Secure Access to All Your Data

Snowflake’s cross-cloud platform breaks down silos by supporting a variety of data types and storage patterns. Data engineers, data scientists, analysts, and developers across organizations can access governed structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data for a variety of workloads, without resource contention or concurrency issues.

WHY SNOWFLAKE FOR

DATA LAKES

ALL DATA, ONE PLATFORM

Seamlessly use structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data together using storage patterns that best fit your needs.

FAST, RELIABLE PROCESSING AND QUERYING

Simplify your architecture with an elastic engine to power many workloads–with virtually no concurrency issues or resource contention.

ENABLE SECURE COLLABORATION

Secure your data lake, know what's in it, and control how it's used. Easily integrate external data without ETL.

HOW SNOWFLAKE

ENABLES YOUR DATA LAKE

Unify Disparate Data in One Place

  • Support many workloads on structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data with your language of choice in one platform, eliminating the need for stitching together services and systems.
  • Store data in Snowflake-managed storage with efficient compression, automatic micro-partitioning, and encryption at rest and in transit.
  • Access data from existing cloud object storage without having to move data.
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Process and Query Data with Speed and Reliability

  • Run pipelines with Snowflake’s elastic processing engine for reliable performance, cost savings, and near-zero maintenance.
  • Query semi-structured data with the speed of relational queries while retaining flexibility of Schema-on-Read.
  • Support a virtually unlimited number of concurrent users and queries with near-unlimited, dedicated compute resources.
  • Streamline pipeline development using SQL or your language of choice with Snowpark–with no additional clusters, services, or copies of your data to manage.

Easily Govern All Data and Enable Secure Collaboration

  • Enforce row- and column-level security across clouds with role-based access policies, eliminating the need to manage multiple versions of the same data.
  • Know who’s accessing what data with built-in Access History.
  • Identify and track sensitive data with Classification and Object Tagging, and protect it while retaining analytical value with Dynamic Data Masking and External Tokenization.
  • Enable collaboration among internal and external stakeholders, and even enrich your data lake with live, secure data sharing.
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PROCESSING UNSTRUCTURED DATA

WITH SNOWPARK

Not only can you store and govern unstructured data in Snowflake, but you can also process that data using Java in Snowpark, now in public preview. Try it out by following along with this Quickstart, which walks you through step by step how to store, govern, process, and share unstructured data with Snowflake.

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Try Snowflake free for 30 days and experience the Data Cloud that helps eliminate the complexity, cost, and constraints inherent in other solutions. Available on all three major clouds, Snowflake supports a wide range of workloads, such as data warehousing, data lakes, and data science.

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Collaboration

Eliminate data silos and instantly and securely share governed data across your organization, and beyond.