What are Data Shares in Snowflake?

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What are Data Shares in Snowflake?

Alejandro Penzini Answered question May 4, 2023
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Data Shares is a Snowflake feature that enables secure, governed, and easy sharing of data across different Snowflake accounts. It allows data providers to share data with other Snowflake accounts in a controlled and secure manner, while allowing the data consumers to access and use the shared data as if it were local to their own account.

Here are some key features and benefits of Snowflake Data Shares:

Secure: Snowflake Data Shares provides end-to-end security, ensuring that data is encrypted at rest and in transit. Access to shared data is also governed by role-based access control, ensuring that only authorized users can access the data.

Easy to set up and use: Setting up a Data Share is a simple and straightforward process that can be done through the Snowflake web interface or APIs. Once set up, data consumers can easily access the shared data using their own Snowflake account credentials.

Governed: Data providers can control the access and usage of shared data through granular permissions and data usage policies. This ensures that data is used in a responsible and compliant manner.

Scalable: Data Shares can scale to support the sharing of large volumes of data across multiple Snowflake accounts. This enables organizations to easily collaborate and share data across different teams and business units.

Cost-effective: Data consumers only pay for the storage and compute resources they use to access the shared data, rather than having to pay for the entire dataset upfront.

In summary, Snowflake Data Shares provides a secure, governed, and scalable way to share data across different Snowflake accounts, enabling organizations to collaborate and share data in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Alejandro Penzini Changed status to publish July 7, 2023

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