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Snowflake Advantages

Snowflake Advantages

Snowflake database is a purely cloud-based data storage and analytics Data warehouse provided as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Snowflake database is architecture and designed an entirely new SQL database engine to work with cloud infrastructure.

 

Unlike traditional databases, you don’t have to download and install the database to use Snowflake, instead, you just need to create an account online, this gives you access to the web console, access the console and create the database, schema, and tables. Access the database and tables either by Web console, ODBC, and JDBC drivers and third party connectors.

 

Though underlying architecture is different it shares the same ANSI SQL syntax and features hence learning Snowflake is easy and fast if you are coming from SQL background.

 

The main Advantages of Snowflake are:

  • No software to Install except SnowSQL to interact with the cloud database server.
  • No hardware setup and regular patch updates are not required.
  • Its architecture allows us to execute queries very fast.
  • Supports large datasets.
  • Easy to scale.
  • Supports standard SQL and analytics queries.