Premier data platform warehouse solution!
Updated January 24, 2024

Premier data platform warehouse solution!

Harvey Wyche | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Snowflake Data Marketplace
  • Snowflake Cloud Data

Overall Satisfaction with Snowflake

Snowflake within the organization is used as a warehouse location of data that is both refined and curated in nature and able to be used in sourcing for product use cases or offered in the various methods of data exchange. It solves for a single location source of data truth, and is the landing place of finished data engineering product for various use cases.

Pros

  • Snowflake scales appropriately allowing you to manage expense for peak and off peak times for pulling and data retrieval and data centric processing jobs
  • Snowflake offers a marketplace solution that allows you to sell and subscribe to different data sources
  • Snowflake manages concurrency better in our trials than other premium competitors
  • Snowflake has little to no setup and ramp up time
  • Snowflake offers online training for various employee types

Cons

  • Too many tiers with different credit allotments for cost to run
  • No ability to go down in tiers easily if you select a higher tier, but there is an easy way to upgrade to a higher tier level!
  • Support engineers are tied to success of Snowflake working on more advanced use cases with client engineering teams. This is great but they should find ways to build standard known use cases and have a repo to support for clients to look through or get trained on so they aren't always needing an one on one engagement.
  • Data Security
  • Scalability and Concurrency Processing
  • Minimal Administration
  • With the right administration, I've seen Snowflake implementations of mine cut cost to run on a monthly expense in the area of $75k per month.
  • Allows for easier access to data and a quicker time to deliver data backed products
  • Zero copy clones have allowed test use cases to expand and provide more availability of discovery of use cases
In my opinion, the other tools have similar and some different features; however, when I ran proof of technologies between Synapse and Snowflake. Snowflake did things better or just had functionality that the other tools did not. One that stuck out at the time was scale up and scale down of a warehouse, Snowflake did this right out the gate. While other tools scaled up but could not scale down natively without having a separate process created to do so, and that separate process was costly from a resource, monitoring, and application impact.

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

Azure Synapse Analytics (Azure SQL Data Warehouse), Azure SQL Database
Snowflake data exchange is a great product with its competitors slowly following suit creating their own marketplaces of sort. The fact that the core data warehouse services on Snowflake are in most cases more ahead of other tools tied with the ability to drive marketplace exchanges from a B2B and B2C use case allows you to not only use your warehouse solution for building core data platform enterprise architecture, but it also provides a different way for you to look at delivering products to existing and prospect clients.

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