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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)鈥攏o 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
48 companies reportedly use Snowflake in their tech stacks, including Instacart, Square, and Rent the Runway.

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

Snowflake Integrations

Node.js, Python, Mode, Apache Spark, and Snowplow are some of the popular tools that integrate with Snowflake. Here's a list of all 19 tools that integrate with Snowflake.

Why developers like Snowflake?

Here鈥檚 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
Google BigQuery
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Snowflake

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
CTO at Flux | 1 upvotes 6.4K 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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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.
Amazon Redshift
It is optimized for data sets 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
It is used in a variety of applications, including log analysis, data warehousing, machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, and bioinformatics.
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Snowflake's Followers
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