Extreme Availability: Delivering a Resilient Data Warehouse Service

Learn about Snowflake’s built-in comprehensive fault tolerance and resiliency capabilities – designed for the cloud.

White Paper Abstract:

A constantly-growing number of users and applications depend on data warehouses and the data in them. That makes it critical to ensure that the data warehouse is always online, without disruptions. Ensuring that requires fault tolerance across multiple dimensions:

  • Data protection prevents data loss 
  • Data availability ensures that data is always accessible 
  • Query resiliency provides fault tolerance for query processing 
  • Service availability protects access to the data warehouse service Regardless of the cause–from hardware or data center failures to overloaded systems to software upgrades, modern data warehouse deployments are expected to be resilient and fault tolerant.