Is Snowpark faster than Snowflake?

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Is Snowpark faster than Snowflake?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question March 26, 2024

Snowpark itself isn't inherently faster than Snowflake's SQL engine. They both leverage Snowflake's processing power.

Here's a breakdown:

  • Snowpark: Provides a developer-friendly way to write code (Python, Scala, Java) and run it directly within Snowflake. This eliminates data transfer between your machine and Snowflake, potentially speeding up workflows.

  • Snowflake SQL Engine: Offers high-performance for processing large datasets.

The key to speed lies in the workload:

  • Large-scale data manipulation: Snowpark might outperform due to its streamlined execution path within Snowflake.

  • Simple queries: Snowflake's SQL engine might be sufficient.

Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish March 26, 2024
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