Snowflake is designed for customers and industries where data collection and usage fluctuates to a large degree. The platform enables flexible scaling and pay-as-you-go pricing, so decision-makers can ensure they pay only for the capacity and usage they need at any given moment. In this way, companies save time and money by eliminating the need to overprovision.
As much as Snowflake provides the tools and systems that empower companies to take control of cost management, the practice of cost governance is not a “set it and forget it” proposition. Cost sensitive organizations need to fully understand the company’s usage needs and optimize usage over time while controlling resource provisioning. Snowflake features three essential attributes to bolster this form of active cost governance:
- Visibility – Companies can fully understand their spending and attribute it accurately
- Control – Companies can set limits and take actions
- Optimization – Companies can identify inefficient spend and reallocate dollars for more impact.
The path to understanding and optimizing costs and performance will look different for each company–and may be a moving target over time. Still some fundamentals apply to every business. In this ebook, we’ve compiled seven best practices for optimizing your Snowflake investment to help set you on the right path.