SAN MATEO, Calif – July 30, 2020 – Snowflake, the cloud data platform, today announced a partnership with State of California to deliver fast, frictionless public access COVID-19 data via the Snowflake Data Marketplace. The dataset is available now and includes case data from the California Department of Public Health, as well as hospital and lab data. To access the State of California COVID-19 data, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/data-and-tools/.
The State of California has been using Snowflake’s single, integrated cloud data platform to support its response to COVID-19. The State of California is using the Snowflake platform to store and analyze a multitude of datasets to help support better government decision making related to outbreak response and future planning. Data including the current number of COVID-19 cases across the state, total suspected cases, number of residents receiving treatment in a hospital ICU, available and in-use hospital beds and ventilators, and the demographics of COVID-19 patients will now be available publicly for organizations via the Snowflake Data Marketplace.
“The State of California’s response to the COVID-19 emergency has been enhanced greatly by the ability to share, collaborate, and communicate data and information in new ways that are meaningful to health professionals and allied support entities during this crisis,” said Scott Gregory, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Office of Enterprise Technology/California Department of Technology.
The Snowflake Data Marketplace is built on top of Snowflake’s Secure Data Sharing technology, and provides an easy-to-use platform for organizations to find, share, and list content. Traditional data transfers are cumbersome, risky, and costly, and often leave recipients with stale data. On the Snowflake Data Marketplace, sharing data doesn’t require making a copy which means users have access to ready-to-query, near real-time data from the State of California, which can be combined with other data sources to generate even deeper insights.
“Data provides the most impact when it’s real-time, readily available to those who need to access it, and joined and blended within a broader context,” Snowflake VP Data Marketplace, Customer Product Strategy, Matt Glickman said. “The Snowflake Data Marketplace was specifically architected to leverage the power of the cloud to deliver on those needs. By sharing data from their own resources, the State of California is helping organizations and individuals increase their ability to achieve crucial COVID-19 insights beyond what has previously been possible.”
Snowflake users can access the State of California data on the Data Marketplace from directly within their Snowflake account. Those that are new to Snowflake can sign up for a free-trial here.
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