How Snowflake Pricing Works

Usage Based Pricing in the cloud in some ways is incredibly awesome.  For those of us who lived through the days of scaling Data Centers and waiting for hardware it still is pretty mind blowing.  When I first came across Snowflake at the beginning of 2018 I was amazed at how reasonable the cost was […]

Analyzing PHI & PII with Snowflake’s Data Clean Rooms

Introduction – Data Clean Rooms Sharing data can be tough. Organizations struggle to effectively manage their data internally. This problem only increases in magnitude for data sharing across multiple organizations. To make matters worse, regulations on sensitive data (PII and PHI) further complicate the process and this type of analysis is decided to be too […]

Snowflake Cost Anti-patterns

Snowflake is still my favorite Analytical Database since the beginning of 2018 but as I often present in my live training sessions and webinars, WITH GREAT POWER (practically unlimited compute scale) comes GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.  In this article I’ll cover the TOP 3 Snowflake Cost Anti-patterns my Snowflake Cost Optimization team and I have come across […]

Snowflake’s Differentiating Features

What are the features of Snowflake that differentiate it from all its competitors?  I started this list in 2018 and it continues to evolve.  Sure, I am a Snowflake Data Superhero and longtime Snowflake Advocate.  I actually do try to be objective though.  Also, I have had a long long career of partnering with new […]

The Power of Instantaneous Data Sharing

The Power of Instantaneous Data Sharing – Updated How awesome would it be to be able to share data more quickly instead of exporting it to some format like Excel and then emailing it out? I’m always looking for new ways to make sharing data faster and more easy. When I think back the past […]