What is Snowflake?

Snowflake eliminates the administration and management demands of traditional data warehouses and big data platforms. Snowflake is a true data warehouse as a service running on Amazon Web Services (AWS)—no infrastructure to manage and no knobs to turn.
Snowflake is a tool in the Big Data as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Snowflake?

169 companies reportedly use Snowflake in their tech stacks, including Instacart, Square, and Primer.

810 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Snowflake.

Snowflake Integrations

Python, Node.js, Mixpanel, Apache Spark, and Liquibase are some of the popular tools that integrate with Snowflake. Here's a list of all 87 tools that integrate with Snowflake.
Pros of Snowflake
Public and Private Data Sharing
Good Performance
User Friendly
Great Documentation
Usage based billing
Decisions about Snowflake

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Snowflake in their tech stack.

I'm wondering if any Cloud Firestore users might be open to sharing some input and challenges encountered when trying to create a low-cost, low-latency data pipeline to their Analytics warehouse (e.g. Google BigQuery, Snowflake, etc...)

I'm working with a platform by the name of Estuary.dev, an ETL/ELT and we are conducting some research on the pain points here to see if there are drawbacks of the Firestore->BQ extension and/or if users are seeking easy ways for getting nosql->fine-grained tabular data

Please feel free to drop some knowledge/wish list stuff on me for a better pipeline here!

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Karan Vaidya
PM/Engineer at Nirvana Tech · | 2 upvotes · 17.6K views
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Want to use a visualization tool on top of Snowflake data to make charts and embed them on a customer site. We are a startup, so pricing also plays a role.

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For a property and casualty insurance company, we currently use MarkLogic and Hadoop for our raw data lake. Trying to figure out how snowflake fits in the picture. Does anybody have some good suggestions/best practices for when to use and what data to store in Mark logic versus Snowflake versus a hadoop or all three of these platforms redundant with one another?

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Needs advice
  1. Which is the best option for data change management between the organization's DB and Snowflake warehouse?
  2. Best option to use within the snowflake warehouse?
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Blog Posts

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Jobs that mention Snowflake as a desired skillset

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Snowflake Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Snowflake?
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, from the original creators of Apache Spark™, unifies data science and engineering across the Machine Learning lifecycle from data preparation to experimentation and deployment of ML applications.
The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage.
Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
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