Lime Uses Snowflake to Power the Business of Smart Mobility

The only data warehouse built for the cloud helps Lime put vehicles where they’re needed, when they’re needed

SAN MATEO, Calif. – July 25, 2018 – Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced that Lime, the nation’s leading smart mobility service, uses Snowflake to serve cities around the world with data-driven transportation. Powering dock-free transportation options in more than 70 communities throughout the US and Europe, Lime harnesses data-driven insights it receives from Snowflake to improve its products and customer experience.

Lime is on a mission to reduce traffic congestion, promote healthy living, and solve the all-important challenge of the first and last mile. From electric scooters to smart bikes, the company provides dock-free mobility solutions at no cost to cities. Lime serves communities of all sizes, including those traditionally underserved by public transportation or traditional bike shares, including academic campuses. In addition, the company’s comprehensive GPS data gives cities a powerful resource to better plan and maintain safer roads and bikeways.

“We never want to make a decision that isn’t based on data, and Snowflake allows us to achieve that by managing all of our data in real time at the scale we need,” said Lime’s Engineering Lead, Charlie Fang. “Lime has a digital product, and with the insights we gain from our data, we have been able to improve not only our business as a whole, but also the quality of the service we provide. We have an ambitious goal to transform transportation around the world, and we need the analytical ability to make decisions that further our mission at every level, reliably, from now into the future.”

Lime moved to Snowflake after its growing data set became untenable to manage with other vendors. Using Snowflake for all of its data warehousing needs, Lime has re-focused its engineering resources thanks to Snowflake’s zero-management solution. In addition, data is available to all of its business users.

Other Snowflake benefits Lime has seen include:

  • Boosting productivity – With Snowflake, Lime’s data analysts and engineers can glean analytical insights without any disruption to their workflow.
  • Modern data sharing – Modern, governed and secure data sharing in real time enables access to all data by all users to improve its products and services.
  • Improve customer experience – With Snowflake, Lime is improving the availability of its vehicles based on peak demand. Lime can also predict where customers will want vehicles at any point in time and efficiently provision them.
  • Create business efficiencies – Snowflake enables Lime to measure attributes such as cost of service and user engagement to uncover inefficiencies and streamline its business.
  • Identify new opportunities, products and services – Snowflake helps Lime determine new markets to focus on and which products and services best serve those communities.

“Innovative companies such as Lime continue to disrupt the transportation industry, while providing viable, efficient and eco-friendly transportation alternatives to communities around the world,” Snowflake CEO, Bob Muglia said. “We’re proud to power Lime’s use data-driven insights that improve health and reduce traffic globally.”

About Snowflake Computing

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud, enabling the data-driven enterprise 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. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at

About Lime

Lime is revolutionizing mobility in cities and on college campuses by empowering residents with a greener, more efficient, and more affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability. By partnering with key local stakeholders and systematically deploying a fleet of smart-bikes and electric scooters that are equipped with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks, Lime is dramatically improving urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders. Funded by Silicon Valley’s leading VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, Lime is based in San Francisco, CA. Learn more at

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Snowflake Computing