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Padmanesh NC
Real User
Big Data Solution Architect - Spatial Data Specialist at Sciera, Inc.
Jul 29 2018

What is most valuable?

* Scalability. This solution has the ability to load a huge number of datasets (I have experience with petabytes of data) and process them. Storage is not limited, and we can increase… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were using MySQL and MongoDB for our regular operations but when we grew, we were forced to handle a huge number of datasets. We could have petabytes of data in and out on a… more»

What needs improvement?

Snowflake has to improve their spatial components since it doesn't have much in terms of geo-spatial queries.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

With Amazon Redshift, we gained a lot in terms of timing as well as project completion. Even through we are happy with Redshift, in terms of pricing and availability of nodes, I am… more»
Titus Marcel
User
User at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 13 2018

What is most valuable?

* Computing unit is accessible via SQL: being able to turn them on or off as needed. * Snowpipe (ingesting data) * Looking back in time (being able… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to implement the entire data eco-system in less than five months, from data integration, data warehousing, ELT, producing fact and… more»

What needs improvement?

* Snowpipe auto-ingest should be automatic. * A better client UI or command line tool: I think SnowSQL is a little awkward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Snowflake computing is very affordable. Less expensive than Redshift.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Used it at a previous company.

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