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?

Companies
121 companies reportedly use Snowflake in their tech stacks, including Instacart, Square, and Primer.

Developers
509 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Snowflake.

Snowflake Integrations

Python, Node.js, Mixpanel, Apache Spark, and Looker are some of the popular tools that integrate with Snowflake. Here's a list of all 48 tools that integrate with Snowflake.
Pros of Snowflake
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Good Performance
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User Friendly
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Serverless
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Great Documentation
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Multicloud
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Public and Private Data Sharing
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Usage based billing
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Innovative
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Economical
Decisions about Snowflake

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

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For a property and casualty insurance company, we currently use MarkLogic and Hadoop for our raw data lake. Trying to figure out how snowflake fits in the picture. Does anybody have some good suggestions/best practices for when to use and what data to store in Mark logic versus Snowflake versus a hadoop or all three of these platforms redundant with one another?

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  1. Which is the best option for data change management between the organization's DB and Snowflake warehouse?
  2. Best option to use within the snowflake warehouse?
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Karan Vaidya
PM/Engineer at Nirvana Tech · | 2 upvotes · 2K views
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Want to use a visualization tool on top of Snowflake data to make charts and embed them on a customer site. We are a startup, so pricing also plays a role.

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Blog Posts

Jul 2 2019 at 9:34PM

Segment

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Jobs that mention Snowflake as a desired skillset

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Snowflake Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Snowflake?
MySQL
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.
Cassandra
Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
Databricks
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, from the original creators of Apache Spark™, unifies data science and engineering across the Machine Learning lifecycle from data preparation to experimentation and deployment of ML applications.
Hadoop
The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage.
Oracle
Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
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