Snowpipe is a continuous data loading tool that can be used to load data into Snowflake from cloud storage. There are two main types of Snowpipe loading:
- Automatic loading: With automatic loading, Snowpipe will automatically load new data files as they arrive in the cloud storage location. This is the default type of loading.
- Manual loading: With manual loading, you need to manually trigger Snowpipe to load the data files. This can be useful if you want to control when the data is loaded.
In addition to automatic and manual loading, there are a few other types of Snowpipe loading:
- Triggered loading: With triggered loading, Snowpipe will load the data files when a specific event occurs, such as a file being created or modified.
- Scheduled loading: With scheduled loading, Snowpipe will load the data files on a regular schedule, such as every day or every hour.
- Rate-limited loading: With rate-limited loading, Snowpipe will load the data files at a specified rate, such as 100MB per hour.
The type of Snowpipe loading that you choose will depend on your specific needs and requirements. If you want Snowpipe to load data automatically, then you should use automatic loading. If you want to control when the data is loaded, then you should use manual loading.
Here are some of the benefits of using Snowpipe:
- Continuous loading: Snowpipe can load data continuously, which means that you can always have the latest data available in Snowflake.
- Scalable: Snowpipe can scale to handle large volumes of data.
- Reliable: Snowpipe is a reliable way to load data.
- Cost-effective: Snowpipe is a cost-effective way to load data.
- Easy to use: Snowpipe is easy to use.
If you are looking for a continuous data loading tool that is scalable, reliable, cost-effective, and easy to use, then Snowpipe is a good choice.