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Snowflake

Cloud data platform for tech professionals and businesses

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Snowflake Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Snowflake product overview

Price starts from

$

23

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Flat Rate

What is Snowflake?

Snowflake is a cloud data platform that can enable critical data workloads and secure collaboration. This solution can be used to run data across multiple regions for a single, unified experience across a business ecosystem. Using a multi-cluster shared data architecture, Snowflake provides access to the same data without affecting business performance. The platform can scale to any volume of data and number of users.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Chat
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Documentation
Webinars
Videos

Snowflake pricing information

Value for money

4.1

/5

37

Price starts from

$

23

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Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Snowflake features

Functionality

4.4

/5

37
Total Features19 5 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Access Controls/Permissions
Third Party Integrations
Real Time Monitoring
Data Visualization
Workflow Management
Real Time Data
User Management

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Snowflake users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

37

Positive reviews

97%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.65/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

25

11

1

0

0

Pros
This is a cloud database and warehousing service, the syntax of snowflake is like psql. They have a good community support and good documentations for all the queries.

MK

Mahesh K.

They just added visualization and it is amazing. Super fast to run queries and extremely easy to use and share.

JL

Ju L.

I almost used all the OLAP databases but this is what I loved a lot, less in price Great Performance & User Friendly.

DS

Dinesh S.

Cons
Script error messages could be more specific and helpful with identifying errors and troubleshooting.

AK

Andrew K.

Costly if data is too big. You can't own the data, you have to depend on the Data Engineering team.

TS

Tanika S.

A minute potion of the syntax of sql is slightly different from psql, which makes it hard to migrate the application from different psql service providers.

MK

Mahesh K.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Snowflake has been a game changer

Reviewed 9 days ago

Snowflake has been a game changer for us. It has enable all kinds of new architectures due to it's fast and low-cost performance. It has eliminated the need for so many maintenance tasks that used to be such a hassle.

Pros

Snowflake is super fast, requires virtually no maintenance (no logs, indexes, tuning, etc.) and the pay per use price model scales perfectly with cyclical workloads which are common in data warehouse applications.

Cons

It does not natively support any real constraints such as uniqueness or referential integrity which requires the user to explicitly check all these things via stored procedures. The SQL worksheet GUI still has remove to improve but they have been rapidly enhancing it. It's not too uncommon to have brief outages but they are usually resolved within a few hours.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Snowflake, Unique just like Us

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Save your Data

Reviewed a year ago

I really like the fact that i can store my data in snowflake and use that to create visualizations in tableau.

Pros

1 - I like the way it stores the big data. 2 - Convenient to connect with tableau for visualizations.

Cons

1 - Costly if data is too big 2 - You can't own the data, you have to depend on the Data Engineering team.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Review for Snowflake

Reviewed 2 months ago

Snowflake is very appropriate assuming your association needs to begin little with negligible speculation, and afterward develop at any speed. It is additionally useful for groups that definitely know SQL from chipping away at another stage, like MS SQL Server. It matches all around well with incorporation errands on account of its local capacity to deal with JSON information, for both import and questioning. In the event that your instruments can just associate by JDBC (no local Snowflake connector) you might have a few issues with enormous informational collections. This is actually a restriction of utilizing JDBC, not Snowflake, but rather it is something to know about.

Pros

This is a cloud-based application that gives me a safe stage to the simple sharing of information with my customers. I feel sure to associate with my various colleagues as a result of its high level security and successful programming. Through this instrument, I am equipped for incorporating, dissecting, and the whole information in an exact structure and with investigation also, because of which I generally have a straightforward thought regarding the information extraction and its exchange from numerous mists.

Cons

Security jobs and access are difficult to comprehend and oversee Rollout of new components appears to intensely support US West coast, every other person needs to pause Visual interface doesn't permit you to oversee custom capacities and schedules. For those, it is code as it were. The board of tables and perspectives is visual

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Scalable Datawarehouse in Cloud

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

Snowflake separation of Storage and Compute is a very important feature. It helps to segregate the compute based on the user groups. Some Reporting users might require high compute whereas others might not. The fact that we can automatically scale up and scale down based on the need helps to save cost but still achieving the business needs.

Cons

The costing is a little on the higher side. Also, there should be more AI ML packages in Snowflake like there is in other cloud platforms - GCP, AWS, Azure, etc

Snowflake FAQs and common questions

Snowflake has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $23.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Snowflake has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Snowflake supports the following languages:
English, French, Dutch, Japanese, Spanish


Snowflake supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


No, Snowflake does not have an API available.


Snowflake integrates with the following applications:
Dataiku DSS, HVR, DataRobot, Rivery, Segment, Matillion, ThoughtSpot, SnapLogic, Sisense, Domo, Tableau, Workato, Immuta, Fivetran, Alation, Salesforce App Cloud


Snowflake offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Chat, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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