Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $40.00/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Snowflake Computing
  • www.snowflake.net/
  • United States

About Snowflake

Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse reinvents what is possible with data warehousing.


Snowflake Features

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Virtualization

Snowflake Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Did a proof of concept for my company comparing Snowflake to other databases that we use.

Dec 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The three features of many great features that stand out are:



-The REAL separation of compute and storage gives the ultimate flexibility. You can match workloads to the proper level of compute without having one workload collide with another. You can optimize what you spend by only using what you need with the ability to change the size of your compute multiple times a day and the ability to stop and resume compute nodes easily.

-No other database I have ever used can handle concurrency like Snowflake. Additional clusters are automatically spun up if a query is queued

-There is no tuning that needs to be done as this is a data warehouse as a service. No other database comes close to the Snowflake performance without additional tuning. I can put in some time and tune my Oracle, Teradata or HANA database to get similar or slightly better performance but the level of DBA needed to do this is costly. This is especially helpful when the query patterns to be run against the database are unknown.

Cons: One of the positives above can also be a negative. Snowflake is a service and not software that you can run in your own data center or your own cloud VPC. This CON can be overcome with end to end encryption where you own the key and other Snowflake features.

Snowflake is an affordable solution that enables analysts and non-technical folk to build DWs.

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: We use Snowflake to capture some of our larger third party data exports that won't fit into Google Sheets. The process of uploading data is straightforward and keeps our business reporting streamlined despite lean engineering resources on our end.

There is a SQL interface to make modifications to data before final exports and data viz.

Cons: The UI is clunky and not the most intuitive. The error messages could be more detailed and expanded.

The support for Mac seems to be more limited. Encountered issues with data produced via Mac and support took months to fully resolve.

Overall: We have a lean team of data engineers and as a result cannot automate as many data sources as we'd like. In the interim, our analysts utilize Snowflake to incorporate data into our multifaceted reports.

Best warehouse in the market

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's fast. It's simple. It's scalable. And best of all, we saved forty percent from switching off of redshift.

Cons: You can't connect easily from a sql editor outside of their browser or the command line. That makes it less convenient.

Best cloud data warehouse as a service available to date

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy setup and configuration.

The Ability to scale up and scale down at needed.

Pay as you go and only for what you use.

Cons: Limited to AWS currently with planned expansion to Azure and GCP.

On-Premise is not an option, but VPC is.

Overall: Centralized data.