Shortest Snowflake Summit 2022 Recap

Shortest Snowflake Summit 2022 Recap from a Snowflake Data Superhero If you missed the Snowflake SUMMIT or any part of Snowflake Summit Opening Keynote. Here are the most key feature announcements and recap[in “brief” but “useful” detail] KEY FEATURE ANNOUNCEMENTS — EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. [mostly in a chronological order of when they were announced. My top ~20. The […]

What is Snoptimizer?

Hmmm.  What is Snoptimizer™? Snoptimizer™ is the first automated Cost, Performance, and Security Optimizer for Snowflake Accounts.  It is by far the easiest and fastest way to optimize your Snowflake Account quickly.  This unique service can optimize your Snowflake Account within minutes.  It is a no-brainer to test out.  Signup here for a fast and […]

Snowflake Data Cloud Cost Risks

Let me first state, I love using Snowflake, the technology itself.  I fell in love with it at the beginning of 2018 when I realized how easily I could execute all of our Big Data Consulting Practice Solutions we had been doing for 18+ years so much easier than we had before. In the past […]

Snowflake Cost Guardrails – Resource Monitors

The Snowflake Data Cloud brings incredible scale and power to any analytical data processing.  It is an amazing revolution to now be able to launch their T-shirt warehouse sizes from XS (1 virtual instance) to 6XL of raw 512 EC2 instances if you are running on AWS on 1 cluster.  While this is awesome compute […]

Snowflake Cost Optimization Best Practices

I have been working with Snowflake since the beginning of 2018 and it has been one of the most fun and scaleable data solutions I have worked with in my 27++ year data engineer, data architect, entrepreneur, and data thought leader career. With great power (almost unlimited scale – only limited by Snowflakes’ allocation of […]

Snowflake Create Warehouse Defaults

Snowflake Classic Console - Create Warehouse Default Settings

I have been working with the Snowflake Data Cloud since it was just an Analytical RDBMS.  Since the beginning of 2018, the Snowflake technology has been pretty fun to work with as a data professional and data entrepreneur.  It allows data professionals amazing flexible data processing power in the cloud.  The key to a successful […]

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 […]

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 […]