A vast improvement to the cloud!
November 20, 2019

A vast improvement to the cloud!

Duncan Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Snowflake

Snowflake is being used on top of our Azure data warehouse. It solves our issue of queries running at the same time and has drastically improved our server performance. All of our reports connect to Snowflake and they all run very fast. It is currently being used across the entire company.

Pros

  • You are able to adjust the power that you give a query. For the big queries, you can give more CPU to it so it runs faster.
  • It can now sit on Google Cloud, S3, and Azure.
  • Concurrency is a thing of the past.

Cons

  • I'd love to see a desktop tool for Snowflake. Currently, it is all web-based.
  • Database navigation can be smoother. It's not as efficient as a SQL workbench.
  • Row-level security is possible, but it was difficult to figure out.
  • One positive is that query times are better, making end-users happier.
  • Migration from Redshift to Snowflake was very easy.
  • The Snowflake community is definitely a positive as well.
Our issue with Redshift was that it was very expensive. On top of that, queries were still slow and if we used more of Redshift's memory, then it would have cost even more. Snowflake is not cheap, but less costly for us. Plus, the performance was much better. Also, we got to keep Amazon S3 since Snowflake was compatible with it.
Overall great group of people and they are very insightful. They try to understand what the overall problem is rather than just focusing on the exact issue, which helps put a lot of things into perspective. The turnaround time is very good. I never found myself waiting for more than a couple of days, which is reasonable.

Do you think Snowflake delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Snowflake's feature set?

Yes

Did Snowflake live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Snowflake go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Snowflake again?

Yes

The best reason to go to Snowflake is if there is a lot of stress on the server and queries are running slow. Snowflake does what it says it will do and improve this dramatically.

The only reason why someone would is because it is pricy or if there isn't much data at one's organization.

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