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  • Three Tips for Building Modern Data Applications

    Three Tips for Building Modern Data Applications

    The global business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market is expected to reach $55.48 billion by 2026, with 70% of enterprises increasing their spending on real-time customer analytics...

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  • Latest Changes to How Snowflake Handles OCSP

    Latest Changes to How Snowflake Handles OCSP

    Snowflake client drivers (JDBC, ODBC, Python, and others) connect to a variety of endpoints over HTTPS including the Snowflake service, AWS S3, Azure Blob Storage and Okta (when using Okta for...

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  • Adapting the Agile Manifesto Principles to Data Warehousing

    Adapting the Agile Manifesto Principles to Data Warehousing

    Despite the clear benefits of data warehousing programs, business units often question what they perceive to be long delivery timelines and a lack of data accessibility.  Nearly half (48%) of the...

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  • Data Encryption with Customer-Managed Keys for Azure

    Data Encryption with Customer-Managed Keys for Azure

    In 2017, Snowflake announced support for customer-managed keys using AWS Key Management Service (KMS). These keys, created and controlled by the Snowflake customer, are used as part of the data...

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  • Snowflake Announces Public Preview of Database Replication Feature and Business Critical Edition

    Snowflake Announces Public Preview of Database Replication Feature and Business Critical Edition

    Snowflake is pleased to announce public preview of a new feature: Database Replication. Customers using Snowflake Standard edition and above can use this feature for non business continuity and...

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  • Synthetic Data Generation at Scale – Part 2

    Synthetic Data Generation at Scale – Part 2

    In the first part of this post, I demonstrated how to create vast amounts of data in Snowflake using standard SQL statements. Creating the SQL statements by hand is labor-intensive, but...

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  • Want Ubiquitous Cloud Computing with your Multi-Cloud Strategy? Go Cross-Cloud

    Want Ubiquitous Cloud Computing with your Multi-Cloud Strategy? Go Cross-Cloud

    Want ubiquitous cloud computing with your multi-cloud strategy? Better get a cross-cloud platform. The global public cloud services market is projected to reach $331.2 billion by 2021—a 54.5% ...

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  • 3 Rewards of a Well-Executed Data Governance Strategy

    3 Rewards of a Well-Executed Data Governance Strategy

    A 2018 DATAVERSITY report found that 42% of respondents did not have a high level of trust in their enterprise data. Why? Primarily because the volume of data and the number of data sources are...

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  • Data Modeling in the Age of JSON and Schema-on-Read

    Data Modeling in the Age of JSON and Schema-on-Read

    With the rise of mobile devices and applications, as well as the Internet of Things, the number and variety of data sources has grown exponentially over the past decade. IDC recently estimated...

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  • 5 Business Needs That Fuel Data Warehouse Development

    5 Business Needs That Fuel 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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