Snowflake Data Warehouse
The only data warehouse
built for the cloud
Conventional data warehouses and big data solutions struggle to deliver on their fundamental purpose: to make it easy to amass all your data, enable rapid analytics, and derive data-driven insights for all your business users.
To solve that, we built a new SQL data warehouse from the ground up for the cloud. It’s designed with a patented new architecture to handle all aspects of data and analytics. The result? A data warehouse that delivers the performance, simplicity, concurrency and affordability not possible with other data warehouses.
Complete SQL Data Warehouse
Snowflake is a fully relational ANSI SQL data warehouse so you can leverage the skills and tools your organization already uses. Updates, deletes, analytical functions, transactions and complex joins give you the full capabilities you need to make the most of your data.
Snowflake eliminates the administration and management demands of traditional data warehouses and big data platforms. Snowflake is a true data warehouse-as-a-service running in the cloud. With built-in performance, there’s no infrastructure to manage or knobs to turn. Snowflake automatically handles infrastructure, optimization, availability, data protection and more so you can focus on using your data, not managing it.
Snowflake can support all of your business data, whether from traditional sources or newer machine-generated sources, without requiring cumbersome transformations and tradeoffs. Snowflake’s patented technology natively loads and optimizes both structured and semi-structured data such as JSON, Avro, or XML and makes it available via SQL without sacrificing performance or flexibility.
Snowflake processes queries and tasks at a fraction of the time our customers previously experienced with conventional on-premise and cloud data warehouses. Our columnar database engine uses advanced optimizations to efficiently crunch data. Combined with our ability to scale up and down on the fly, you get exactly the performance you need, exactly when you need it. All the while, you get per-second pricing so you only pay for what you use.
Any Scale of Data, Workloads, and Users
Snowflake’s patented multi-cluster, shared data architecture separates storage and compute, making it possible to scale up and down on-the-fly without downtime or disruption. Automatically scale to support any amount of data, workloads and concurrent users and applications without requiring data movement, data marts or data copies.
Pay Only for What You Use
Usage-based pricing for compute and storage means you only pay for the amount of data you store and the amount of compute processing you use. Say goodbye to upfront costs, over-provisioned systems or idle clusters consuming money.
Seamlessly Share Data Across your Organization and Beyond
Snowflake’s multi-tenant architecture extends the data warehouse to the Data Sharehouse, with governed and secure, modern data sharing in real time. Within minutes, and without ever having to move data, share any slice of your data across your organization or with any of your business partners and customers. With Snowflake Data Sharing, you can easily forge one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many data sharing relationships.
See Snowflake in Action
There’s no better way to see how Snowflake can help you get more from your data than by seeing the product in action. Watch this short video to see how organizations like yours use Snowflake to combine their disparate data and enable their teams with data-driven insights.
Snowflake has rid Chime of the restriction of a rigid data modeling world, allowing for a much faster pace of business and far greater efficiencies for our small technology team.
– Ethan Erchinger, Director of Operations at Chime
Snowflake’s unique architecture enables all of our teams to work with data in one system, without impacting performance and without DBA experience.
– Josh McDonald, Director of Analytics Engineering, KIXEYE
We went from using 14 technologies to a stack of four powerhouses — AWS, Snowflake, Fivetran and MicroStrategy – all managed by a single person.
– Joseph Bates, Head of Analytics, ShareThrough
Architecture Built for the Cloud
Snowflake was built with a unique architecture designed to take full advantage of the cloud. Learn more from Snowflake’s founders about what makes Snowflake’s architecture ideal for the cloud, and ideal for your business.