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Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Blob Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Snowflake is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Azure Blob Storage

88%
9 Ratings
8.9

Snowflake

89%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Snowflake

80%
1 Rating

Usability

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Snowflake

85%
13 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Azure Blob Storage

90%
6 Ratings
7.2

Snowflake

72%
12 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Snowflake

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage is well suited for cases where you are working with different data formats and looking for cost-effective storage solutions based on access frequency. Another area of strength is the encryption of data at rest, and encryption can be managed on your own. However, it may not be appropriate for transferring large data very fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snowflake

For an organization that has small, medium, or large data collection, Snowflake provides the best infrastructure to store, manage, utilize and analyze the data. Especially for companies that are growing at a really fast pace, it helps you not only with warehouse capabilities but also its connection with several BI tools give you the flexibility and option to connect and analyze the data [in] real time.
Rounak Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Blob Storage

  • Ease of use both through Azure Portal as well as API.
  • Cost-effective solution for storing a large amount of data compared to other storage solutions.
  • Scalability, Security, and Performance are the other key aspects of Azure Blob Storage that are easily manageable through Admin Console.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snowflake

  • This is a cloud-based application that provides me a secure platform for the easy sharing of data with my clients.
  • I feel confident to connect with my numerous business partners just because of its advanced security and effective programming.
  • Through this tool, I am capable of integrating, analyzing, and the entire data in a precise form and with analytics as well, due to which I always have a transparent idea about the data extraction and its transfer from multiple clouds.
Darren Mihalic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Blob Storage

  • Unstructured data makes it harder to conceptualize what we have but with partners like Panzura that has been a non-issue for us.
  • Not always easy to understand the different models or tiers you can pick from when purchasing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snowflake

  • Snowflake UI can be clunky and breaks sometimes, which can be annoying
  • Snowflake has to be paired with the Data Build Tool (DBT) to allow for templating and macro usage. No inbuilt solution.
  • Snowflake Python connector development doesn't necessarily track popular packages such as Pandas as quickly as Pandas releases
  • Could do with better machine learning capability over warehouse tables, but I assume this is coming soon
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0.0,081 per GB/per month

Azure Blob Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00811
Managed Discs$1.542
Files$0.0583
  1. per GB/per month
  2. per month
  3. per GB/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Snowflake

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Snowflake Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Blob Storage

No score
No answers yet
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Snowflake

Snowflake 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SnowFlake is very cost effective and we also like the fact we can stop, start and spin up additional processing engines as we need to. We also like the fact that it's easy to connect our SQL IDEs to Snowflake and write our queries in the environment that we are used to
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Blob Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Snowflake

Snowflake 8.5
Based on 13 answers
The interface is similar to other SQL query systems I've used and is fairly easy to use. My only complaint is the syntax issues. Another thing is that the error messages are not always the easiest thing to understand, especially when you incorporate temp tables. Some of that is to be expected with any new database.
Jake Schlingman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Documentation sometimes appears to be out of date or not fully documented properly with new releases. It is like documentation comes out for a specific version and is quickly out of date. Another issue is documentation is scarce on new releases and only seems to get properly updated (and sometimes is still wrong) once enough people hit the forums to complain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snowflake

Snowflake 7.2
Based on 12 answers
Overall, the support from Snowflake has been very good. Since we are one of the major users for Snowflake and have a dedicated tech team to solve all the technical problem on our way. On the side of the technical problem, any sql related questions can be found from everywhere online.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Blob Storage

We are affiliated with Azure so Azure Storage is our only choice but I have worked with other storage resources of Azure like Azure Data Lake Storage. Both are good and robust storage resource but they differ in the application that they do best
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snowflake

In my experience running the data management practice at InterWorks, we believe that cloud data warehouse products will eventually serve the majority of data warehousing use cases and power data analytics at most companies. Of this cohort, we believe that Snowflake is the best among them for most customers. It's easier to manage, in many cases faster, and in almost all cases it is less expensive because of the ability to automatically resume and suspend depending on usage.
Brian Bickell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Blob Storage

  • Allowed us to store files more cheaply than on-prem.
  • Allowed us to store files securely.
  • Allowed us to transport files with HTTPS easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snowflake

  • Faster data retrieval makes real time analysis possible.
  • Option to create multiple warehouses enable us to track usages and cost by departments.
  • Option to scale up/down computational warehouse to support peak hours and month end loads makes Snowflake cost effective.
  • Zero-copy cloning reduces storage and deployment cost.
  • Multiple users can access the same amount of data without deadlocks which is a common scenario in relational databases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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