Snowflake offers Microsoft Azure cloud computing
Snowflake Computing Inc., a San Mateo-based company, announced the availability of its data warehousing platform on Microsoft Azure.
Snowflake Computing is one of the first few companies to realize the potential of building a native, cloud-based data warehouse. Founded in 2012, this company exploited the capabilities of the cloud to design a SQL data warehouse from the ground up. Snowflake’s data platform turned all the knobs available in the cloud to extract the best performance. Within a short span, it started to pose a threat to traditional data warehousing companies.
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Snowflake is now bringing its cloud-ready data warehouse to Microsoft Azure. It mapped all the layers of its stack running on AWS to Azure.
The data warehousing platform uses Azure Storage and Blobs to store raw data. The unstructured and semi-structured data can also be ingested via Azure Data Lake.
The compute layer takes advantage of the beefy virtual machines on Azure that deliver the horsepower required for processing. Microsoft customers can use Power BI Desktop for visualizing the results from Snowflake.
Bob Muglia, Snowflake CEO, commented that Organisations continue to move their data analytics to the cloud at an increasing pace, with the cloud data warehouse at the core of their strategy.
Customer demand for an Azure-based data warehouse is also on the rise. We’re working with Microsoft to provide the performance, concurrency and flexibility that Azure customers require from a modern, cloud-built data warehouse.
Corporate Vice President for Azure Compute at Microsoft Corp., Corey Sanders added: “Migration of an enterprise data warehouse into the cloud is a key requirement for Azure customers.