What types of data sources does Snowpipe support for continuous ingestion?

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What types of data sources does Snowpipe support for continuous ingestion?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question September 2, 2023
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Snowpipe supports a variety of data sources for continuous ingestion, including:

  • Cloud storage: Snowpipe can load data from cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.
  • On-premises file systems: Snowpipe can load data from on-premises file systems such as NFS and HDFS.
  • Streaming sources: Snowpipe can load data from streaming sources such as Kafka and Kinesis.

In addition to the data sources listed above, Snowpipe can also be used to load data from other sources, such as databases and applications.

Here are some of the benefits of using Snowpipe to load data from these different data sources:

  • Scalability: Snowpipe can scale to handle large volumes of data from any data source.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Snowpipe is a cost-effective way to load data from any data source.
  • Ease of use: Snowpipe is easy to use and can be configured to load data from any data source.
  • Reliability: Snowpipe is a reliable way to load data from any data source.

If you are looking for a way to load data from a variety of data sources in a continuous and automated fashion, then Snowpipe is a good option to consider.

Here are some additional details about how Snowpipe can be used to load data from different data sources:

  • Cloud storage: Snowpipe uses event notifications to detect when new data files are available in cloud storage. Once a new data file is detected, Snowpipe loads the data into a staging table in Snowflake. The staging table is a temporary table that is used to store data before it is loaded into the final table. Once the data is loaded into the staging table, Snowpipe can then load it into the final table.
  • On-premises file systems: Snowpipe can use a Snowpipe agent to load data from on-premises file systems. The Snowpipe agent is a software application that runs on the same machine as the file system. The Snowpipe agent monitors the file system for new data files and loads them into Snowflake when they are created.
  • Streaming sources: Snowpipe can use the Snowpipe Streaming API to load data from streaming sources. The Snowpipe Streaming API is a REST API that can be used to load data from streaming sources directly into Snowflake tables.
Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish September 2, 2023
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