Zero to Insight with the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse
Today’s data, and how that data is used have changed dramatically in the past few years. Data now comes from everywhere – not just enterprise applications but also websites, log files, social media sensors, web services, and more. Organizations want to make that data available to all of their analysts as quickly as possible, not limit access to only a few highly skilled data sciences.
However, these efforts are quickly frustrated by the limitations of current data warehouse technologies. These systems simply were not built to handle the diversity of today’s data and analytics. They are based on decades-old architectures designed for a different world, a world where data was limited, users of data were few, and all processing was done in on-premises datacenters. The harsh reality of data warehousing is that conventional solutions are simply too costly, inflexible and complex for today’s – not to mention tomorrows data.
Discover how Snowflake developed a completely new data warehouse based on a fundamental vision: enterprises should be able to pull their data in one place, then give access to that data to all their users. To make that possible, this data warehouse needed to be trivially easy to deploy, manage itself automatically, and work with organizations’ existing skills, tools and applications.