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Explain it to me... SNOWFLAKE

May 21, 2021
Mike Paterson

Snowflake is an exciting new option for companies to increase efficiency and cut computing costs.

Why do I care?

If you are...
Business Manager

On-demand storage and compute resources based on need and budget. Seamless and secure data sharing with your customers.

IT Staff

Simple to use and reduces overhead management for database resources and users.

Marketing Team

Better return on marketing spend through better analytics around customers and prospects. 

What is it?

Snowflake is a SaaS data warehouse, allowing companies to store all their enterprise analytical data in the cloud rather than using other more expensive services. As a competitor to Amazon Redshift and Google, Snowflake stands out by providing a powerful foundation for analytical tools so its users can gain insights from the data they generate.

While these competitors focus more on the cloud computing tasks, Snowflake’s main focus is on being a cloud data warehouse that scales linearly to any size to accommodate any analytical need. The result is faster delivery of business driving insight and better business decisions.

What's the big deal?

Snowflake allows users to build on an Amazon, Google, or Azure cloud infrastructure without requiring additional software to learn and manage. We believe it will be the dominant solution for years to come and has plenty of roadmap left.

The separation of compute from storage capabilities allows customers to pay for what they need. Compute and storage can be scaled separately rather than bundling and paying for unused services.

In addition to costing a small fraction of what legacy solutions do, Snowflake provides outsized returns by saving employees time and allowing faster reaction to business opportunities. With the increased usage of big data, Snowflake makes it easier for companies to share and analyze enterprise data in real time. Snowflake users can identify market insights to make better business decisions using this cloud-based technology.

Our team at Cloud Construct has worked with Snowflake for our client needs and recognizes its value and power for big data applications. We’re excited at the future potential of Snowflake and confident in our ability to deliver using it and other competing/complimentary tech. Contact us to see how our team can use Snowflake and other cloud computing solutions to help drive your business.

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Mike Paterson
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