Snowflake Pricing and License Cost

Business Intelligence and Data Engineering at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The whole licensing system is based on credit points. That means you commit to using it and you pay for what you use. You can also make a license agreement with the company so that you buy credit points and then you use them. So if you buy credit points that you think will last you for a year, you pay a certain amount of money and then you have these credit points available. What you do not use in one year can be carried over to the next year and it is that easy. The advantage of buying more is that you get a discount when you buy a bigger package with more credits. View full review »
Director -Data Architecture and Engineering at Decision Minds
Snowflake goes by credits. For a financial institution where you have 5,000 employees, monthly costs may run up to maybe $5,000 to $6,000. This is actually based on the usage. It is mostly the compute cost. Your computing cost is the variable that is actually based on your usage. It is pay-per-use. In a pay-per-use case, you won't be spending more than $6,000 to $7,000 a month. It is not more than that for a small or medium enterprise, and it may come down to $100K per year. Storage is very standard, which is $23 a terabyte. It is not much for any enterprise. If you have even 20 terabytes, you are not spending more than $400 per month, which may turn out to be $2,000 to $3,000 per annum. View full review »
AVP Enterprise Architecture at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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. View full review »
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Senior Vice President at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The pricing of the solution is fine. The storage is pretty cheap. They also offer a lot of discounts. The cost shouldn't really be a problem. That said, the agreement should be more of a subscription basis instead of asking for a commitment. For example, Microsoft tells your the price and allows you to subscribe to that, whereas, Snowflake wants you to commit to a certain amount of time before they really give you firm pricing. View full review »
Valai Gunapalan
Architect at Sony Corporation of America
It's an expensive solution. We can't predict exactly how much until we've streamlined everything and the user requirements have been completed, but normally they charge on the storage, which depends upon the average storage amount used for the month. View full review »
Yash Mittal
Lead Data Engineer at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
It's pay-as-you-go with Snowflake. The cost is around $US 50 per DB. Terabyte is around $US 50 per month. There are no additional costs. They are divided into two steps to assist the computer power as well as the storage power. Computation cost is relative to the warehouse size. However long our warehouse is up and running, we are charged. View full review »
Sr. Software Developer at Tech Mahindra Limited
You pay based on the data that you are storing in the data warehouse and there are no maintenance costs. View full review »
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution has an excellent pricing strategy. The costs are open and transparent. If you don't use it, you don't pay for it. It's that simple. View full review »
Cesar AugustoSiado Leyva
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Pricing can be confusing for customers. For example, if a customer is asking for an estimate of the price, it's hard to tell because it is not easy to measure. Improvement on the pricing and how it is presented is needed. View full review »
Enterprise BDM and Solutions Speacialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We are the first global premier partner. We have the highest level of Snowflake partnership The licensing is a bit tricky as it's hard to calculate pricing ahead of time. That said, most customers I have dealt with have no issues at all with the pricing. They think it's reasonable. Obviously, everybody, every single customer, wants to receive a price. That goes without saying. However, if you ask me if it's a fair price for the market, the answer is yes. View full review »
Founder & CIO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The product is very reasonably priced. It's quite cheap to use. It's less expensive than, for example, Oracle. View full review »
Yaniv Meir
BI & BIG DATA Director at Malam-Team
It is on a monthly basis. It is based on your usage. There are no additional costs from the point of the licensing fee. We do give some kind of evaluation to the customers about how much it is going to be. You can decide in Snowflake the virtual machine that you are using for customers. There are several kinds of virtual machines that you can use. It is similar to the clothing sizes: small to extra large. If you need more power in the coming month, you can decide in advance and take a more powerful machine. You can just select it from the platform. You can also decide which machine you want to take for extracting data. View full review »
Lead Data Analyst at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Suresh Swaminathan
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Snowflake's pricing is a bit higher than other competitors. View full review »
DBA at a venture capital & private equity firm with 11-50 employees
The pricing is flexible in that, for example, if I run a query and it is slow then I can increase the processing power while it is still running, and they charge more for the time. The cost is on a per-query basis. If you're running with a base processor, called a warehouse, the query might cost 1.0 cents. But, if my query is slow and I want to increase the speed, the next level adds a little more cost to that. On average, with the number of queries that we run, we pay approximately $200 USD per month. View full review »
Technology & Innovation at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
The price of Snowflake is quite reasonable. View full review »
Tom Bruce
Co-founder & Delivery Lead at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Snowflake has a very efficient pricing mechanism where you only pay for what you use by the second making it very easy to control costs. View full review »
Krishna Gadepalli
Associate Manager at LatentView Analytics
Currently, we have a trial account, so we don't need a license. After our project starts, we would need a permanent license. View full review »
Solutions Architect-AI & ML at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The pricing for Snowflake is competitive. View full review »
Subhrajit Mitra
Sr. Technical Architect - Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its price should be improved. It should be cheaper than Microsoft. View full review »
Yuval Klein
Pre-sale Leader, Big Data Enterprise Solutions at Ness Technologies
Basically, it is not cheap. View full review »
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