Snowflake Scalability

Business Intelligence and Data Engineering at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The number of people at our company currently using the solution depends on what we are trying to accomplish. We have four developers in Snowflake and then we also have users who are leaving data with us for our further analysis. That may be around ten other users. With the growing data set we have and the increase in the size of our business, we will increase the use of Snowflake, but not with respect to the number of users. We are a small company and all the users who need to use it are already using it. We have more data that we need to load and which we want to integrate before we will make more usage of Snowflake. View full review »
Valai Gunapalan
Architect at Sony Corporation of America
As long as you don't need to worry about storage or cost, this solution would be one of the best ones on the market for scalability purposes. We've migrated about 400-450 dealers onto the solution so far. We do intend to expand usage so there will be more users and more data. The drawbacks we've had with on-premises was space being a constraint and the user code having limitations. View full review »
Sr. Software Developer at Tech Mahindra Limited
Snowflake does not require manual scaling because it does it for you. Developers just need to load the data and process the query. That's it. The developer's job is not to spend time improving performance, as it was with an on-premises solution. We had to do the partitioning, collect the stats, and everything else. In the case of this cloud-based solution, it doesn't require as much work. Instead, we can focus on the queries. We are planning to increase our usage of Snowflake. View full review »
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Cesar AugustoSiado Leyva
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
With a different cloud that warehouses are the standard for now but the scalability is pretty straightforward. View full review »
Data & Analytics Practitioner at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not tested scalability, but the solution claims that it's scalable. It's on the cloud, so I imagine you could scale rather easily if you needed to. They separate compute and storage. You can scale storage independently of the computer, or you can scale computing independently of storage. If you need to buy more computer parts you can add new virtual warehouses in Snowflake. Similarly, if you need more storage, you take more storage. It's most scalable in the database essentially; typically you don't have this scalability independence on-premises. We have about 40 people using the solution. They're mostly business users. View full review »
Padmanesh NC
Big Data Solution Architect - Spatial Data Specialist at Sciera, Inc.
Principal Technologist at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is very good and very simple. Within the company, we currently have a total of fewer than 50 people using the product. Their general roles vary from data analyst to data scientist, to IT professionals, and maybe one or two of the upper managers. View full review »
Data Engineer at Celebal Technologies
It's very easy to scale because Azure cloud's own data warehouse gives us that capabilities to scale up or down at any time we want. There are a great number of users on the solution, but it differs from client to client. One client, for example, has about 30,000 users. View full review »
R&D Operations Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you go with one cloud provider, you can't switch. We have very few users. There is just a very limited number who are mostly developers. We did not roll out the end product. We did not roll out product and services based on that foundation/infrastructure yet. View full review »
Titus Marcel
User at UCLA Medical Center
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