Why I love Snowflake!!!
January 25, 2016

Why I love Snowflake!!!

Rajesh Ganesan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Snowflake

Snowflake is currently used by our business intelligence team. The data from Snowflake is used by entire organization in the form of Tableau reports/dashboards etc. Snowflake database is used to deliver information for the following:
- Data science projects for decision making on products, game performance, user acquisition etc.
- Marketing Programs. Data is used to target users for marketing special offers.
- Make changes and improve the game interface for the user.
- Ad-hoc extracts for functional teams such as marketing, product and third party vendors.
  • Truly elastic & highly optimized SQL database
  • Minimal management overhead
  • Support for both structured and semi-structured data
  • Uses standard SQL
  • Seamless integration between file system & S3
  • Documentation
  • Cost effective
  • Plays well with other tools in our technology stack
  • Rapid development time
  • Low-cost, Scalable cloud storage
  • Elastic compute on demand
  • Optimized for semi-structured and structured data
  • Software as a service meaning no infrastructure overheads
Snowflake is very flexible. Its seamless integration with AWS S3 makes it a great candidate for companies using AWS. Many of the companies are hasty to get on to hadoop and spend a considerable amount [of time] to make it work. The Snowflake database is a finely developed database engine that can solve many use cases where hadoop is used. It is fast to implement and integrate. Our data scientist and business analyst love it as it is not complex and implements standard sql.