Semi-Structured Data Loading & Querying in Snowflake

Semi-Structured Data Loading & Querying in Snowflake

Unstructured data has become a tremendously popular format today (be it JSON, Avro, Parquet, or XML) for a multitude of things such as IoT, mobile, and apps. Until now though, there’s been no fast and easy way to store and analyze this kind of data, but Continue reading

Query Caching in Snowflake

Query Caching in Snowflake

Have you ever experienced slow query response times while waiting for a report that’s being viewed by multiple users and/or teams within your organization simultaneously?

This is a common issue in today’s data driven world; it’s called concurrency and it’s frustrating, usually delaying productivity just when the data being requested is needed the most. Well, here’s an incredible time saver you may not have yet heard about: Continue reading

Querying Multiple Databases in Snowflake

Querying Multiple Databases in Snowflake

If you’ve ever tried performing a query against multiple databases, and particularly with Microsoft SQL (although there’s no shortage of similar alternatives), than you likely already know just how painfully difficult this seemingly straightforward kind of query can be!

With Snowflake, it couldn’t be easier. Whereas most competing database platforms make it impossible to combine data from physically/logically disparate databases using a single query Continue reading

Snowflake Vertical: The Software Industry

How Snowflake has helped customers in the Software Industry

In this new series of articles, we’re going to be approaching things from a vertical perspective. It helps to narrow things down by industry sometimes, especially since, as a business leader, time is always of the essence. Let’s start with a couple of case studies, beginning with the software industry: Continue reading

Snowflake Vertical: The Service Industry

How Snowflake has helped customers in the Service Industry

This, our second entry in for the series on approaching things from a vertical perspective, is an obviously gigantic industry to try and cover, so let’s just look at a couple very different use case histories, from two totally different service industry enterprises: Continue reading

Snowflake Vertical: The Product Industry

How Snowflake has helped customers in the Product Industry

Nike ~ Sportswear

Nike is a sportswear company that probably needs no introduction. Continue reading