Snowflake Announces General Availability on Microsoft Azure in Australia and New Zealand

Increase in Customer Demand for Snowflake on Microsoft Azure Delivers the Cloud-Built Data Warehouse to ANZ Public and Private Sector Enterprises

Sydney, 7 May 2019 – Snowflake Inc., the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced the general availability of Snowflake on Microsoft Azure in Australia and New Zealand. The expansion reflects the rising customer demand for Snowflake on Azure in the region and a desire by large organisations to embrace the flexibility in choosing a cloud platform that best serves their business and customers.

Snowflake’s deployment on Azure will empower public and private sector organisations throughout the region to leverage the flexible cloud strategy they desire. This expansion continues to support Snowflake customers to locally maintain their data providing customers with fast, low-latency access to their data, while accelerating their global data initiatives by satisfying their country-specific data needs.

“Data is increasingly becoming a valuable business asset and large numbers of Australian and New Zealand organisations want to transform their operations by shifting their data and analytics workloads to the cloud,” Snowflake Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Peter O’Connor said. “Having the option to shift to a single or multi-cloud strategy provides an opportunity to consolidate operations, scale quickly, and streamline business processes. Older solutions required a suite of various tools that still won’t deliver a modern, scalable solution.

Brett Shoemaker, Business Group Leader Microsoft Azure, said: “Data warehouse migration is essential for many Azure customers. Following the successful launch of Snowflake on Microsoft Azure in the US and across EMEA, we’re very excited for the continued growth of our partnership in Australia and New Zealand. We look forward to partnering with Snowflake and providing enterprise customers with an array of data warehouse migration solutions across the Azure platform.”

Learn more about Snowflake on Azure at Microsoft Build, Microsoft’s premier developer conference which kicks off today in Seattle, WA. Local events in Melbourne on May 28 and Sydney on May 29 will feature a live demos of how to provision a new Snowflake account on Azure and start loading your data within minutes. Eager for your organisation to start making data-driven decisions? Attend a live webinar on May 16 and learn how to create a fully integrated data platform, connect all the applications you need, including Spark with HDInsight, and securely share governed data in real-time across and between enterprises with Snowflake.


About Snowflake Inc.

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