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What is Snowflake?

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 on Amazon Web Services (AWS)—no infrastructure to manage and no knobs to turn.
Snowflake is a tool in the Big Data as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Snowflake?

39 companies reportedly use Snowflake in their tech stacks, including Instacart, Housing Anywhere, and www.autotrader.co.uk.

47 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Snowflake.

Snowflake Integrations

Node.js, Python, Apache Spark, Looker, and Redash are some of the popular tools that integrate with Snowflake. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with Snowflake.

Why developers like Snowflake?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Snowflake
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Snowflake Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Snowflake in their tech stack.

Google BigQuery

I use Google BigQuery because it makes is super easy to query and store data for analytics workloads. If you're using GCP, you're likely using BigQuery. However, running data viz tools directly connected to BigQuery will run pretty slow. They recently announced BI Engine which will hopefully compete well against big players like Snowflake when it comes to concurrency.

What's nice too is that it has SQL-based ML tools, and it has great GIS support!

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Wei Wei
Wei Wei
Computer Science, Bachelor at Flux · | 1 upvotes · 2.3K views
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Data warehouse solution that fully separates compute and storage. Better management facility than directly using S3. Snowflake

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Snowflake Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Snowflake?
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
Amazon Redshift
Redshift makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It is optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions.
Google BigQuery
Run super-fast, SQL-like queries against terabytes of data in seconds, using the processing power of Google's infrastructure. Load data with ease. Bulk load your data using Google Cloud Storage or stream it in. Easy access. Access BigQuery by using a browser tool, a command-line tool, or by making calls to the BigQuery REST API with client libraries such as Java, PHP or Python.
Amazon EMR
Amazon EMR is used in a variety of applications, including log analysis, web indexing, data warehousing, machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, and bioinformatics. Customers launch millions of Amazon EMR clusters every year.
Stitch is a simple, powerful ETL service built for software developers. Stitch evolved out of RJMetrics, a widely used business intelligence platform. When RJMetrics was acquired by Magento in 2016, Stitch was launched as its own company.
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Snowflake's Followers
61 developers follow Snowflake to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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