Snowflake Named a Leader in Cloud Data Warehousing By Independent Research Firm

The built-for-the-cloud data warehouse achieved highest possible score for automation, concurrency, provisioning, and upgrades

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Oct 29, 2018 – Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced that it was named as a leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. October 2018 report, The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018. The report evaluated 14 vendors based on 25 criteria, including performance and scale, administration and tooling, and security.

“Snowflake provides a CDW (cloud data warehouse) that is easy to use, requiring zero administration for tuning, backup, and administration,” the report states. “Unlike other CDWs, Snowflake uses a SQL database engine designed for the cloud from the ground up. The solution scales storage and compute independently, depending on the workload requirements. Customers like Snowflake’s low cost, separation of storage from compute, scalability, administration and performance.”

In addition to receiving the highest possible score for automation, provisioning and upgrades, Snowflake also received the highest score possible for the roadmap criteria, which correlates with a unique and innovative strategy among vendors, which the report associates with the potential for increased market momentum and growth.

Snowflake believes innovations such as Snowflake Data Sharing, aka The Data Sharehouse™, will continue to keep Snowflake ahead of other vendors. With Snowflake Data Sharing, customers become “data providers” and “data consumers” by easily sharing and receiving secure and governed data in real time, without having to move data. Customers can share any piece of their data across and between all their business units, outside their organizations with their ecosystem partners, and external data consumers.

“In our view, being named a leader in a Forrester Wave report confirms what our customers and the industry continue to say about Snowflake, and we are proud to be included,” Snowflake CEO, Bob Muglia said. “For us, this recognition is hard-earned and further represents our number-one company value of putting customers first, and our mission to enable every organization to be data-driven.”

The report is available for download here, compliments of Snowflake. 



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