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Snowflake Computing Releases its Platform on Microsoft Azure


Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, is releasing its data warehouse-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure for preview.

Customer demand for Azure, and the need for large organizations to have flexibility across their cloud strategy, has prompted Snowflake to offer Azure as a cloud computing option to run Snowflake’s cloud-built data warehouse.

Overall, Snowflake’s innovations break down the technology and architecture barriers that organizations still experience with other data warehouse vendors.

Users who utilize Snowflake benefit from the following capabilities:

  • All of your data – Create a single source of truth to easily store, integrate and extract critical insight from petabytes of structured and semi-structured data (JSON, XML, AVRO).
  • All of your users – Provide access to an architecturally unlimited number of concurrent users and applications without eroding performance.
  • Zero management – Snowflake reduces complexity with built-in performance, so there’s no infrastructure to tweak, no knobs to turn and no tuning required.
  • Complete SQL database – Snowflake supports the tools millions of business users already know how to use today.
  • Pay-per-second pricing – Snowflake’s built-for-the-cloud architecture scales storage separate from compute, up and down, transparently and automatically so you only pay for what you use.
  • Data sharing - Snowflake extends the data warehouse to the Data Sharehouse™, with direct, governed and secure data sharing in real time, so enterprises can easily forge one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many data sharing relationships.

“Organizations continue to move their data analytics to the cloud at an increasing pace, with the cloud data warehouse at the core of their strategy,” said Bob Muglia, Snowflake CEO. “Customer demand for an Azure-based data warehouse is also on the rise. We’re working with Microsoft to provide the performance, concurrency and flexibility that Azure customers require from a modern, cloud-built data warehouse.”

For more information about this preview, visit www.snowflake.net.


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