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"Snowflake has a variety of other ETL provisions that they provide. You can use your own ETL pipeline. Additionally, they provide adapters, and they are always evolving, it is a well-developed solution."
"The Time Travel feature is helpful for accessing historical data and the ability to clone external tables is useful."
"The most valuable feature has been the Snowflake data sharing and dynamic data masking."
"Working with Parquet files is support out of the box and it makes large dataset processing much easier."
"The way it is built and designed is valuable. The way the shared model is built and the way it exploits the power of the cloud is very good. Certain features related to administration and management, akin to Oracle Flashback and all that, are very important for modern-day administration and management. It is also good in terms of managing and improving performance, indexing, and partitioning. It is sort of completely automated. Everything is essentially under the hood, and the engine takes care of it all. As a data warehouse on the cloud, Snowflake stands strong on its ground even though each of the cloud providers has its own data warehouse, such as Redshift for AWS or Synapse for Azure."
"Great scalability and near zero maintenance."
"The ETL and data ingestion capabilities are better in this solution as compared to SQL Server. SQL Server doesn't do much data ingestion, but Snowflake can do it quite conveniently."
"Its speed and performance were the most valuable. Easy configuration of Snowflake in any cloud was also a benefit."
"The product is reliable."
"I don't know about GCP, if they have connected for GCP. If they don't, they should allow for it."
"These aren't as crucial, but there are common errors sometimes where the database is down, or a table is nullified and a new table is added and you are not given access to that. With those errors, you don't have permissions."
"The pricing of the solution should be much easier to calculate or find by yourself."
"There are always a few operation updates here and there that can be made."
"They have a new console, but I couldn't figure out anything in the new console. So, if I shift to the old console, I can figure out where to create the database schema and other things, but I have no idea where to go in the new console. That's one thing they can improve. I don't know why they created a new console to confuse. The old, classic console is much better."
"There are a lot of features that they need to come up with. A lot of functions are missing in Snowflake, so we have to find a workaround for those. For example, OUTER APPLY is a basic function in SQL Server, but it is not there in Snowflake. So, you have to write complex code for it."
"Their UiPath, the workspace area, needs some work."
"It could be a bit more user-friendly."
Snowflake is a fully managed SaaS (software as a service) that provides a single platform for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development, and secure sharing and consumption of real-time / shared data.
Its platform is made up of three components:
Snowflake has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
There are many benefits to implementing Snowflake. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Snowflake solution.
Sreenivasan R., Director of Data Architecture and Engineering at Decision Minds, says, "Data sharing is a good feature. It is a majorly used feature. The elastic compute is another big feature. Separating compute and storage gives you flexibility. It doesn't require much DBA involvement because it doesn't need any performance tuning. We are not really doing any performance tuning, and the entire burden of performance tuning and SQL tuning is on Snowflake. Its usability is very good. I don't need to ramp up any user, and its onboarding is easier. You just onboard the user, and you are done with it. There are simple SQL and UI, and people are able to use this solution easily. Ease of use is a big thing in Snowflake."
A director of business operations at a logistics company mentions, "It requires no maintenance on our part. They handle all that. The speed is phenomenal. The pricing isn't really anything more than what you would be paying for a SQL server license or another tool to execute the same thing. We have zero maintenance on our side to do anything and the speed at which it performs queries and loads the data is amazing. It handles unstructured data extremely well, too. So, if the data is in a JSON array or an XML, it handles that super well."
A Solution Architect at a wholesaler/distributor comments, "The ability to share the data and the ability to scale up and down easily are the most valuable features. The concept of data sharing and data plumbing made it very easy to provide and share data. The ability to refresh your Dev or QA just by doing a clone is also valuable. It has the dynamic scale up and scale down feature. Development and deployment are much easier as compared to other platforms where you have to go through a lot of stuff. With a tool like DBT, you can do modeling and transformation within a single tool and deploy to Snowflake. It provides continuous deployment and continuous integration abilities. There is a separation of storage and compute, so you only get charged for your usage. You only pay for what you use. When we share the data downstream with business partners, we can specifically create compute for them, and we can charge back the business."
Teradata IntelliCloud provides data and analytic software as a service (SaaS). You can subscribe to Teradata Database, Aster Analytics, and/or Hadoop and receive complete setup and management of software and infrastructure – so that you can focus on business outcomes.
IntelliCloud services are available with new deployment choices:– our flagship enterprise data warehouse platform that we deploy and manage in our data centers – and public cloud infrastructure from that we provision and manage.
Snowflake is ranked 1st in Cloud Data Warehouse with 49 reviews while Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is ranked 11th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 1 review. Snowflake is rated 8.4, while Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Good usability, good data sharing and elastic compute features, and requires less DBA involvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse writes "Scalable, reliable and easy to access data". Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Teradata, Vertica, Azure Data Factory and SAP Business Warehouse, whereas Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is most compared with Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Exadata, Teradata IntelliFlex and Vertica.
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