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  • The Power of Secure User-Defined Functions for Protecting Shared Data

    The Power of Secure User-Defined Functions for Protecting Shared Data

    Many organizations would like to securely link and join their data with data generated by their partners, customers, and industry peers, but they have concerns about protecting personally...

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  • How Snowflake Accelerates Analytics for SaaS Developers

    How Snowflake Accelerates Analytics for SaaS Developers

    When your business delivers analytics as a service, a critical component of your infrastructure is the data warehouse. It’s what drives the analytics interface your customers depend on. Whether...

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  • Snowpipe is Now Generally Available

    Snowpipe is Now Generally Available

    Real-time analytics are a key-enabler for making faster, data-driven decisions. After all, decisions made in haste with stale data or no data at all can backfire, leaving organizations at a...

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  • From Dial Tone to Query Tone

    From Dial Tone to Query Tone

    Do you remember dial tone? If you’ve never heard one, it’s the sound you hear when you pick up a landline telephone and hold it to your ear before you dial. With texting and instant messaging (IM)...

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  • HAPPY HOLIDATA!

    HAPPY HOLIDATA!

    Our number 1 value at Snowflake is to “Put Customers First”. Whether it’s through major product releases, feature enhancements, or documentation, we wholeheartedly embrace this value at Snowflake....

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  • Using Materialized Views to Solve Multi Clustering Performance Problems

    Using Materialized Views to Solve Multi Clustering Performance Problems

    The recent release of Snowflake materialized views (MV) provides an exciting new feature that adds performance improvements to Snowflake. Materialized views support several different use cases,...

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  • Challenges and Triumphs with OCSP

    Challenges and Triumphs with OCSP

    As a SaaS platform, customers rely on Snowflake to provide a highly available service. In the past couple of weeks, we had two disruptions where customers in some regions were unable to connect to...

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  • How to Accelerate Data Analytics in the Insurance Industry

    How to Accelerate Data Analytics in the Insurance Industry

    More than $1 trillion in net insurance premiums are written in the United States annually¹, making the U.S. the world’s largest single-country insurance market. China, the third largest insurance...

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  • Data Analytics at the Heart of Retail Transformation

    Data Analytics at the Heart of Retail Transformation

    A 2018 joint study by Retail Info Systems and Gartner found that retail leaders (those with a 2017 revenue increase of 5% or greater) were nearly twice as likely to identify analytics as a key...

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  • The Future of Data Sharing Starts Today

    The Future of Data Sharing Starts Today

    Today’s enterprises generate massive amounts of data internally and through customers, stakeholders, and business partners. Unfortunately, the majority of organizations are still stuck in the past...

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  • Automatic Clustering, Materialized Views & Automatic Maintenance in Snowflake

    Automatic Clustering, Materialized Views & Automatic Maintenance in Snowflake

    Performance and scale are core to Snowflake. From day one, the founding team has focused on building a fast and zero-maintenance cloud-built data warehouse. Snowflake users focus on analytical...

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  • Share and Save: Introducing the Data Sharing Rebate Program

    Share and Save: Introducing the Data Sharing Rebate Program

    Last year, we launched Snowflake Data Sharing, known as The Data Sharehouse™, to enable secure data sharing in real time. What’s so special about this? With Snowflake Data Sharing, data doesn’t...

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  • Building the Technology and Market for the Data Economy

    Building the Technology and Market for the Data Economy

    Snowflake Data Sharing empowers customers to securely share data in real time without moving the data. Because data becomes exponentially more useful and powerful when it’s connected and shared,...

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  • Support One to One Hundred Data Warehouse Workloads with Snowflake

    Support One to One Hundred Data Warehouse Workloads with Snowflake

    In a previous blog post, Breaking Free From Complexity Saves Time and Money, I explained why Snowflake’s data warehouse-as-a-service is unique for its abilities to automatically handle nearly all...

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  • Snowflake Emerges as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018 Report

    Snowflake Emerges as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018 Report

    Today, Forrester has released its report, The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018: The 14 Providers That Matter Most and How They Stack Up. Snowflake’s built-for-the-cloud data...

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  • Building Enterprise Azure Data & Analytics Solutions Around Snowflake (Part 2)

    Building Enterprise Azure Data & Analytics Solutions Around Snowflake (Part 2)

    Welcome to the second of my two-part blog post on building enterprise Azure data & analytics solutions around Snowflake. Part 1, Building Enterprise Azure Data & Analytics Solutions Around...

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  • Breaking Free from Complexity Saves Time and Money

    Breaking Free from Complexity Saves Time and Money

    In traditional data warehousing, complexity comes in various forms, including time and labor-intensive tasks like creating clusters. Procuring a platform then managing and scaling that platform...

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  • Preparing to Power the Data Economy

    Preparing to Power the Data Economy

    It’s been a very busy and rewarding year for Snowflake. Demand for the data warehouse built for the cloud has exceeded our most optimistic expectations. Our customers love Snowflake and we...

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  • Designing a Modern Big Data Streaming Architecture at Scale (Part One)

    Designing a Modern Big Data Streaming Architecture at Scale (Part One)

    Back in September of 2016, I wrote a series of blog posts discussing how to design a big data stream ingestion architecture using Snowflake. Two years ago, providing an alternative to dumping data...

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  • Building Enterprise Azure Data & Analytics Solutions Around Snowflake (Part 1)

    Building Enterprise Azure Data & Analytics Solutions Around Snowflake (Part 1)

    With Snowflake’s recent announcement of General Availability (GA) on Azure, this is a good opportunity to share details about a project we’re working on here at Slalom.  We’re building an...

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