Snowflake’s mission is to enable every organization to be data-driven.
Their cloud-built data platform makes that possible by delivering instant
elasticity, secure data sharing and per-second pricing, across multiple
clouds. Snowflake combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility
of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost
of traditional solutions.
Conventional data platforms weren’t designed to keep up with the
exploding demand for data-driven insight. They are complex, costly and
inflexible systems that have become obstacles rather than solutions to
accessing and analyzing all your data.
Alternative, “Big Data” platforms such as Hadoop are merely toolkits, not
complete solutions, that require massive resources to build and maintain.
They’re even more complex, require specialized skills, and simply weren’t
designed for modern data analytics.
Snowflake designed and implemented a new, unique architecture to stay
clear from the limitations of existing architecture and software offerings.
On-premise solutions are too complex, too expensive and getting more so
each day. Snowflake developed the service from the ground up for the
cloud, capitalizing on the leading architecture and technology of the public
People want to focus on deriving insight from data – not configuring,
tuning, and managing a data platform. Rather than just deliver traditional
software hosted in the cloud, we deliver a data platform as a service.