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Introduction

Snowflake has developed a patent-pending architecture that takes full advantage of cloud elasticity and accommodates both structured and variably structured data.

Highlights

  • Snowflake is introducing a new data warehouse-as-a-service with a platform designed specifically for the cloud.
  • Snowflake offers native support for variably structured data such as JSON.
  • Competing in a market with broad cloud technology stacks, Snowflake needs to broaden its data warehousing cloud service with integrations to third-party analytic tools and NoSQL operational databases, and pushdown processing to Hadoop.

Features and Benefits

  • Introduces Snowflake, an elastic data warehouse designed for the cloud.
  • Compares Snowflake to Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure database, and Oracle 12c in the Oracle Public Cloud.

Key questions answered

  • How is Snowflake differentiated from other data warehouses in the cloud?
  • How does Snowflake handle JSON and other variably structured data differently from most SQL relational databases?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Key messages
  • Ovum view

Recommendations for enterprises

  • Why put Snowflake on your radar?

Highlights

  • Background
  • Current position

Data sheet

  • Key facts

Appendix

  • On the Radar
  • Author

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