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"Currently, we have a trial account, so we don't need a license. After our project starts, we would need a permanent license.""The price of Snowflake is very reasonable.""There is a licensing for this solution and we purchased an enterprise license. Overall the solution is cost-effective.""We used Snowflake to see if it is cheaper than using BigQuery. It was just to maintain the cost or the KPI regarding the cost of connectivity by users. Snowflake wasn't cheaper than BigQuery, and its affordability was the main issue.""They give a different price for every single company. I don't know if I negotiated that well, but we got the enterprise tier for $3 a credit, and the other two were a dollar-ninety a credit. I suspect we don't have almost zero compute usage, but I know that our annual contract packages are below all of their minimums.""It is per credit. It has a use-it-as-you-go model. We bought a chunk of 20,000 credits, and they were lasting us for at least a year. We didn't have the scale of data like a much larger company to consume more credits. For us, it was very inexpensive. Their strategy is just to leverage what you've got and put Snowflake in the middle. It doesn't make it expensive because most of the organizations already have reporting tools. Now, if you were starting from scratch, it might be cheaper to go a different way.""Pricing is approximately $US 50 per DB. Terabyte is around $US 50 per month.""Its price should be improved. It should be cheaper than Microsoft."

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Elevate your data lake
Leverage your data lake and the infinite scale of S3. Firebolt works with data in common file formats (Parquet, Avro, ORC…) in your data lake, and makes it easily ready for performant querying.

Decoupled storage & compute
Firebolt was designed to decouple storage & compute, allowing for granular elasticity and seamless scaling up/down of compute nodes in a shared-nothing architecture, while relying on shared S3 storage.

Snowflake provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, delivering a solution capable of solving problems for which legacy, on-premises and cloud data platforms were not designed.

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Accordant Media, Adobe, Kixeye Inc., Revana, SOASTA, White Ops
Top Industries
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
Computer Software Company36%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise48%
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise70%
Find out what your peers are saying about Snowflake Computing, Microsoft, Amazon and others in Cloud Data Warehouse. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Firebolt is ranked 12th in Cloud Data Warehouse while Snowflake is ranked 1st in Cloud Data Warehouse with 41 reviews. Firebolt is rated 0.0, while Snowflake is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Fast, convenient and requires almost no administration". Firebolt is most compared with Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse, Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse and Vertica, whereas Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Vertica, Teradata and Oracle Exadata.

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