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  • External Functions Are Now Available in Public Preview

    External Functions Are Now Available in Public Preview

    As you heard in our latest product launch on June 2 (“Say Hello to the Data Cloud”), we’ve just released external functions to public preview. External functions open up some exciting new...

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  • How Snowflake Delivers a Single Data Experience Across Multiple Clouds and Regions

    How Snowflake Delivers a Single Data Experience Across Multiple Clouds and Regions

    When Thierry Cruanes and I co-founded Snowflake in the summer of 2012, we decided Snowflake Cloud Data Platform would be built on top of the infrastructure provided by the public clouds. From day...

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  • Snowflake’s Product Innovations for 2020

    Snowflake’s Product Innovations for 2020

    At Snowflake, we are relentlessly focused on our customers and on creating innovative technology to better serve their needs. Today marks another milestone where we demonstrate such focus. In this...

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  • Rise of the Data Cloud

    Rise of the Data Cloud

    It’s only natural to edge forward incrementally. But every once in a while, there is a step-level change that really alters the game. The Data Cloud is exactly that – an opportunity to completely...

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  • DataOps for Snowflake: Announcing Datalytyx DataOps in Partner Connect

    DataOps for Snowflake: Announcing Datalytyx DataOps in Partner Connect

    Snowflake Cloud Data Platform delivers data governance that traditional data lakes do not. However, customers still need to respond to demand from their business users with agility and speed,...

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  • Snowflake Service Account Security: (Part 1)

    Snowflake Service Account Security: (Part 1)

    This blog post series will put you in the mind of a defender. In cybersecurity, being a good defender means thinking like an attacker. Part 1 of this blog will focus on understanding why service...

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  • Synthetic Data Generation at Scale (Part 3)

    Synthetic Data Generation at Scale (Part 3)

    In the first part of this series, my esteemed colleague, Robert Fehrmann, demonstrated how to create vast amounts of data in Snowflake using standard SQL statements. In the second part of this...

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  • Improving Data Analytics with Demyst Data and Snowflake Data Marketplace

    Improving Data Analytics with Demyst Data and Snowflake Data Marketplace

    Justin Langseth, Snowflake’s Data Exchange CTO, sat down with Adam Fisher, Demyst Data’s SVP, Product and Data Strategy, to talk about the role of external data in improving data analytics, the...

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  • Snowflake Powers California’s Response to Coronavirus

    Snowflake Powers California’s Response to Coronavirus

    All 58 counties in California and many state agencies now have seamless access to data to help battle the COVID-19 outbreak and help prevent future outbreaks once state and local governments relax...

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  • Three Ways Financial Services Can Benefit from a Cloud Data Platform

    Three Ways Financial Services Can Benefit from a Cloud Data Platform

    Financial institutions are embarking on digital transformation journeys and migrating to the cloud. These strategies help them maintain a competitive edge during tough economic times and enable...

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  • How Weather Data Can Improve Data Analytics

    How Weather Data Can Improve Data Analytics

    We had the pleasure of talking with Mark Gibbas, CEO of Weather Source. Justin Langseth, Data Exchange CTO at Snowflake, interviewed Gibbas and discussed how different types of weather datasets...

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  • Using Alternative Data in Financial Services via Snowflake Data Marketplace

    Using Alternative Data in Financial Services via Snowflake Data Marketplace

    Justin Langseth, Data Exchange CTO, recently interviewed Bryan Lenker from FactSet. Lenker is VP, Director of Client Technology and Solutions, and helped us understand how financial services...

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  • Data for Humanity

    Data for Humanity

    I considered other titles for this blog. At first, “Data for Good” seemed appropriate. But COVID-19 has impacted nearly all of humanity. It has killed more than 200,000 people, infected more than...

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  • Better Business Insights via Thinknum Job Listings Data

    Better Business Insights via Thinknum Job Listings Data

    Job listings data can provide tremendous insight into the corporate strategies of individual companies. By tracking the job listings posted by companies each day, you can gain perspective into a...

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  • Three Ways a Cloud Data Platform Can Help Retail Thrive

    Three Ways a Cloud Data Platform Can Help Retail Thrive

    To survive in today’s economic climate, retailers, consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers, and ecommerce companies need the power to leverage data available from sources such as online and...

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  • Modeling SAP Data in Snowflake (Part 2)

    Modeling SAP Data in Snowflake (Part 2)

    As a platform, Snowflake supports your data modeling technique of choice including Data Vault, Kimball dimensional modeling, Inmon, some combination of techniques, or whatever you choose to build...

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  • Snowflake Powers Largest Anticipated Coronavirus Data Set for Health

    Snowflake Powers Largest Anticipated Coronavirus Data Set for Health

    A coalition of leading healthcare companies have joined forces, and will join their data, to create the potentially largest healthcare data repository ever. The COVID-19 Research Database will be...

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  • The Impact of the COVID Alliance Has Begun

    The Impact of the COVID Alliance Has Begun

    The global impact of the novel coronavirus has been severe. But revealing what will happen next, how we can respond in advance, and what will be our new norm has put one resource at the core of...

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  • Weather Source Offers New Coronavirus Data Set for Free on Snowflake

    Weather Source Offers New Coronavirus Data Set for Free on Snowflake

    Weather Source is a data provider on Snowflake Data Marketplace. It has made available a new data set to help organizations understand how weather impacts the spread of coronavirus. The COVID-19...

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  • How to Use Zepl to Secure Your Snowflake Credentials in Jupyter and Zeppelin Notebooks

    How to Use Zepl to Secure Your Snowflake Credentials in Jupyter and Zeppelin Notebooks

    An interesting aspect of being a security specialist in a cloud data platform company is I often sit in meetings listening to conversations I don’t fully understand until it’s my turn to speak. A...

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