What are the limitations of Snowsight?

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What are the limitations of Snowsight?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question October 27, 2023

Below are some common limitations associated with Snowsight:

  1. Data Source Restriction: Snowsight is primarily designed to work with data stored in Snowflake. If your data is located in other data sources or databases, you may need to use different tools for integration and analysis.
  2. Data Volume: Snowsight may not be ideal for handling extremely large datasets. Query performance may degrade when dealing with very large data volumes, and it might not be the best choice for big data analytics.
  3. Data Transformation: While Snowsight is great for querying and analysis, it may not have as extensive data transformation capabilities as dedicated ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tools. Complex data transformations may require additional tools or processes.
  4. Customization: Snowsight might have limitations in terms of customization, especially when compared to specialized data visualization and reporting tools. If you need highly customized dashboards or reports, you may need to export data to other tools.
  5. Lack of Advanced Visualization: Snowsight focuses on data querying and analysis. It doesn't provide advanced data visualization capabilities out of the box. You may need to use third-party tools for more complex visualizations.
  6. Limited Collaboration Features: While Snowsight offers collaboration features, they may not be as comprehensive as those in dedicated collaboration and communication platforms. If extensive collaboration is a priority, you might need to use additional tools.
  7. Learning Curve: For users who are new to Snowsight and Snowflake, there can be a learning curve, particularly if they are not familiar with SQL or the Snowflake platform. Training and onboarding might be necessary.
  8. Accessibility: Snowsight is a web-based tool, and accessibility could be an issue for users in areas with limited internet connectivity or for individuals with specific accessibility needs.
  9. Offline Use: Snowsight typically requires an internet connection. It may not be suitable for scenarios where you need to work offline or in low-connectivity environments.
  10. Platform Support: Snowsight may have limitations in terms of the browsers and operating systems it supports. Ensure your preferred environment is compatible.
  11. Pricing: Depending on your Snowflake subscription and usage, there may be additional costs associated with using Snowsight, so it's important to understand the pricing model.
Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish October 27, 2023

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