Average Ratings

12 reviews
  • Overall 4.6 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.6 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.2 / 5
  • Features 4.3 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.4 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$40.00/month
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Snowflake Computing
  • https://www.snowflake.com/

About Snowflake

Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse reinvents what is possible with data warehousing.

Snowflake Features

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualisation

Snowflake Most Helpful Reviews

Snowflake, Unique just like Us

Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Todd G.
Business Intelligence Developer
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: My overall experience with Snowflake has been a pleasurable one. Though there have been some frustrations at times I have learned and overcome and become a better programmer, and SQL developer for it. I feel like Snowflake is an old friend now.

Pros: The thing that I like most about this software is really if you can think it you can do it with Snowflake. I mean as long as it deals with data. I first started at my company using oracle and I didn't stick with that for long because we adopted snowflake. When we started using snowflake my knowledge of SQL just jumped sky high. Instead of just selecting from tables, I was using cte's and partitions and all of that fun stuff. Snowflake made it super easy to understand and learn. The ability it has to handle the amount of columns that it does is amazing.

Cons: There is a little bit of a learning curve to get the hang of it. But on the surface it is just like any other sql language and you just have to figure out the different quirks that it has. I wish it could give data instantaneously and read my mind on what I want but that is pretty much impossible so I'm going to stick with what I have.

Did a proof of concept for my company comparing Snowflake to other databases that we use.

Reviewed on 26/12/2017
Verified Reviewer
Performance/Optimization Lead - Global Data Management
Pharmaceuticals
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The three features of many great features that stand out are:

-The REAL separation of compute and storage gives the ultimate flexibility. You can match workloads to the proper level of compute without having one workload collide with another. You can optimize what you spend by only using what you need with the ability to change the size of your compute multiple times a day and the ability to stop and resume compute nodes easily.
-No other database I have ever used can handle concurrency like Snowflake. Additional clusters are automatically spun up if a query is queued -There is no tuning that needs to be done as this is a data warehouse as a service. No other database comes close to the Snowflake performance without additional tuning. I can put in some time and tune my Oracle, Teradata or HANA database to get similar or slightly better performance but the level of DBA needed to do this is costly. This is especially helpful when the query patterns to be run against the database are unknown.

Cons: One of the positives above can also be a negative. Snowflake is a service and not software that you can run in your own data center or your own cloud VPC. This CON can be overcome with end to end encryption where you own the key and other Snowflake features.

Snowflake is an affordable solution that enables analysts and non-technical folk to build DWs.

Reviewed on 12/03/2018
Verified Reviewer
BI Developer
201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: We have a lean team of data engineers and as a result cannot automate as many data sources as we'd like. In the interim, our analysts utilize Snowflake to incorporate data into our multifaceted reports.

Pros: We use Snowflake to capture some of our larger third party data exports that won't fit into Google Sheets. The process of uploading data is straightforward and keeps our business reporting streamlined despite lean engineering resources on our end. There is a SQL interface to make modifications to data before final exports and data viz.

Cons: The UI is clunky and not the most intuitive. The error messages could be more detailed and expanded. The support for Mac seems to be more limited. Encountered issues with data produced via Mac and support took months to fully resolve.

Snowflake Review

Reviewed on 30/09/2019
Dan S.
SA
Gambling & Casinos, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We required a cloud based, scaleable data warehouse to replace our on-premise MS SQL stack. So far Snowflake has proved to be the right choice

Pros: Web UI
Virtual Warehouses
Secure Product
Auto-Scaling
S3 integration
Public Cloud Hosting
Forward thinking vendor

Cons: Would be good if there was a RESTful API interface with ability to query tables returning JSON format

Best warehouse in the market

Reviewed on 05/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
Cofounder & CTO
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's fast. It's simple. It's scalable. And best of all, we saved forty percent from switching off of redshift.

Cons: You can't connect easily from a sql editor outside of their browser or the command line. That makes it less convenient.

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