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Moving Your Data Warehouse to Snowflake: What You Need to Know

Datavail White Paper

When Snowflake made its initial public offering (IPO) in September 2020, investors around the world took notice.

Enthusiasm for the data warehouse company’s business model, including from partners like Berkshire Hathaway, helped make Snowflake one of the 10 biggest technology IPOs in history. For a brief period in December 2020, Snowflake’s market valuation was even higher than tech giants like IBM.

Snowflake isn’t just a smart buy for investors—it also has significant advantages for businesses. On its website, Snowflake calls itself “the only data platform built for the cloud for all your data and all your users.” Ever since its public launch in 2014, Snowflake has grown sharply in popularity. The marketing intelligence firm Slintel estimates that Snowflake currently has a market share of 17.4 percent in the data warehousing industry.

But what, exactly, is Snowflake good for, and why are so many businesses moving their data warehouses to Snowflake? If you’re considering a similar migration, what are some of the challenges and best practices you need to be aware of? And perhaps most importantly, how can you find a trusted Snowflake partner to help you along the way? This white paper will answer all of these questions and more.

Download our paper to learn more about:

  • How are Businesses Using Snowflake? – As organizations continue to accumulate more and more information, they find that it needs to be collected in a centralized data repository for ease of access and analytics – Snowflake provides this and so much more.
  • Why do Businesses Choose Snowflake? – With so many cloud data warehouse solutions out there, why do businesses choose Snowflake in particular? In this section, four key reasons are provided in detail.
  • Snowflake Tech Stack – More details around what makes Snowflake’s data warehouse technology special.
  • 4 Challenges to Implementing Snowflake – There are also challenges to achieving a Snowflake migration that you should know about. In this section, we’ll discuss four potential stumbling blocks in a Snowflake implementation.
  • 3 Best Practices for Snowflake Environments – We suggest following three best practices for your greatest chance at success with Snowflake.
  • How Datavail Can Help with Snowflake – Datavail is a skilled, experienced Snowflake managed services provider that has helped hundreds of clients make better use of their enterprise data in the cloud. We specialize in database management, analytics, and application development and integration across a wide range of technologies. Datavail’s list of Snowflake professional services includes:
    • Data warehouse migrations: Datavail can help you migrate your existing data into Snowflake, whether it’s in the cloud or on-premises.
    • Snowflake integrations and connectors: Make better use of Snowflake’s 100+ pre-built integrations, seamlessly connecting your data warehouse with the rest of your tech stack.
    • Consulting services: Datavail is available to help at every step of your Snowflake migration, from assessments, roadmaps and strategic planning, to design and performance tuning.
    • Snowflake managed services: We offer long-term support and maintenance for Snowflake environments, including data analysts and engineers to help you make the best use of your deployment.

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