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  • 5 Business Needs That Fuel Enterprise Data Warehouse Development

    5 Business Needs That Fuel Enterprise Data Warehouse Development

    The global market for data warehousing is expected to grow to $34.7 billion by 2025, according to a recent report from Allied Market Research. That’s nearly double the $18.6 billion it was worth...

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  • Synthetic Data Generation at Scale – Part 1

    Synthetic Data Generation at Scale – Part 1

    During one of my recent projects, the customer asked me to run a performance comparison between Snowflake and their existing system, with the caveat that I couldn’t use their data (not even a...

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  • How Data Supports Collaboration Among Healthcare Practitioners: The Case for Genomic Data in Snowflake

    How Data Supports Collaboration Among Healthcare Practitioners: The Case for Genomic Data in Snowflake

    By gathering information and creating written notes that were filed into patient charts, yesterday’s physicians practiced medicine in a silo. Although this basic form of a “single source of truth”...

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  • Building a Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimension in Snowflake Using Streams and Tasks: Part 2

    Building a Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimension in Snowflake Using Streams and Tasks: Part 2

    Part 1 of this two-part post demonstrated how to build a Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimension (SCD) using Snowflake’s Stream functionality to set up a stream and insert data. Now, let’s automate the...

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  • How to manage GDPR compliance with Snowflake’s Time Travel and Disaster Recovery

    How to manage GDPR compliance with Snowflake’s Time Travel and Disaster Recovery

    One year after implementation, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues to be a hot regulatory topic. As organizations work to bring their data practices into...

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  • Snowflake as Your Modern Data Lake, or even Data Ocean

    Snowflake as Your Modern Data Lake, or even Data Ocean

    Nearly 10 years have passed since the term “data lake” first emerged. The concept was compelling – a single repository for all your raw unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data. Many...

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  • Consumers Have Some Strong Opinions About Their Personal Data

    Consumers Have Some Strong Opinions About Their Personal Data

    Consumers and businesses are becoming increasingly concerned over data security and privacy. Consumers are concerned about identity theft, privacy, and the unethical, undisclosed use and sharing...

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  • Building a Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimension in Snowflake Using Streams and Tasks: Part 1

    Building a Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimension in Snowflake Using Streams and Tasks: Part 1

    Introduction This is Part 1 of a two-part post that explains how to build a Type 2 Slowly Changing Dimension (SCD) using Snowflake’s Stream functionality. The second part will explain how to...

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  • Recognizing Partners at the 2019 Snowflake Partner Summit

    Recognizing Partners at the 2019 Snowflake Partner Summit

    Snowflake partners are integral to Snowflake’s growth. During the Snowflake Partner Summit, held in San Mateo on June 3, 2019, we brought together more than 150 representatives from Snowflake’s...

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  • Fortune 10 Customer McKesson Delivers with Snowflake

    Fortune 10 Customer McKesson Delivers with Snowflake

    On the last day of Summit, Matthew Glickman, Snowflake VP of Customer and Product Strategy, gave the closing keynote, titled “Your Journey to Become Data Driven.” Matthew began the keynote by...

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  • Relentless Innovation: Product Round-up for Snowflake Summit 2019

    Relentless Innovation: Product Round-up for Snowflake Summit 2019

    It is now Friday morning, officially the end of Snowflake Summit 2019. Though the event has come and gone in its physical form, the excitement and optimism we feel as a company remains strong....

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  • What’s New at Summit: Thursday

    What’s New at Summit: Thursday

    We hope you had a great day at Summit. Here’s what you need to know about Thursday. Data Drivers award winners The Chris Clouse Project rocked the house at last night’s Snowball event. There was...

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  • What’s New at Summit: Wednesday

    What’s New at Summit: Wednesday

    Today was another action-packed day at Summit. Are you ready for Thursday? Plan ahead by viewing the full list of Summit breakout sessions, hands-on labs, and theater sessions via the Summit...

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  • Why the Best Data Security Hinges on Data Sharing

    Why the Best Data Security Hinges on Data Sharing

    Rather than do everything ourselves, we outsource tasks to experts. This has been the case for millennia. That same pattern continues to emerge with data security. Organizations have spent decades...

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  • Snowflake Launches Database Replication and Failover

    Snowflake Launches Database Replication and Failover

    In today’s competitive global landscape, businesses need their systems to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, internet outages can occur for many reasons, including network...

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  • Snowflake Data Pipelines

    Snowflake Data Pipelines

    Businesses work with massive amounts of data today, and in order to analyze all of that data they need a single view into the entire data set. The challenge is that data resides in multiple...

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  • Snowflake Materialized Views: A Fast, Zero-Maintenance, Accurate Solution

    Snowflake Materialized Views: A Fast, Zero-Maintenance, Accurate Solution

    If you could automatically reduce your network resource load and simultaneously speed up query results, you would, wouldn’t you? In fact, that might be a key focus of your job. Snowflake has you...

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  • What’s Happening at Snowflake Summit: Tuesday

    What’s Happening at Snowflake Summit: Tuesday

    We hope you enjoyed the first full day of Summit, including keynote presentations from Frank Slootman, Christian Kleinerman, and Steven Levitt. Recap of Frank Slootman’s keynote Frank Slootman,...

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  • Why Snowflake Summit is Much More than a User Conference

    Why Snowflake Summit is Much More than a User Conference

    I agree, history does repeat itself. I joined Snowflake nearly a year ago, six years after its founding and when the planning for Snowflake Summit had just emerged. Prior to Snowflake, I spent 14...

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  • Snowflake Summit 2019 Is About to Kick Off!

    Snowflake Summit 2019 Is About to Kick Off!

    Registration is open from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. on each day of Summit. The registration desk is located on the second floor, outside of Basecamp, in the Continental Ballroom. Plan ahead: Design your...

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