Data Warehouses Expand to Multi-Cloud
Pack it up and move it...up. Snowflake Computing has just announced that they have partnered with Azure to move their storage to the cloud.
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Great talking with Christian Kleinerman, Vice President of Product at Snowflake Computing about their vision for big data in the cloud and their big data platform's availability on Microsoft Azure in addition to AWS. Customer demand for Azure, a multi-cloud strategy, and the need for large organizations to have flexibility across their cloud strategy, has prompted Snowflake to offer Azure as a cloud computing option to run their cloud-built data warehouse.
Nielsen, the global measurement and data analytics company, built their next generation Connected System as a cloud-native platform. “We strongly believe that advancements in computing will happen more rapidly on the Cloud. We are proactively building the future of our business by leveraging Snowflake and Microsoft Azure,” said Srini Varadarajan, CTO of Nielsen Buy.
Nielsen’s Connected System operates on large volumes of global, retail, point-of-sale data to produce analytics that enable FMCG and retail companies around the world to achieve sustained, profitable growth in today’s ever-evolving industries. “Snowflake and Azure deliver the scale and performance we need to enable modern data analytics so we can deliver our customers the product and consumer insights they need," Varadarajan said. "We look forward to what’s on the horizon with Azure and Snowflake.”
Bob Muglia, Snowflake CEO, said: “Organizations 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.”
Corey Sanders, Corporate Vice President for Azure Compute at Microsoft Corp. said, “Migration of an enterprise data warehouse into the cloud is a key requirement for Azure customers. We look forward to partnering with Snowflake to enable these data warehouse migrations for enterprise customers moving onto Microsoft Azure. I am excited to have Snowflake available on the Azure platform. ”
Innovations break down the technology and architecture barriers that organizations still experience with many data warehouse vendors. Snowflake provides a unique set of qualities to make it a modern data warehouse built for and leveraging all the capabilities of the cloud:
All of your data – create a single source of truth to easily store, integrate and extract critical insight from petabytes of structured and semi-structured data (JSON, XML, AVRO).
All of your users – provide access to an architecturally unlimited number of concurrent users and applications without eroding performance.
Zero management – reduces complexity with built-in performance, so there’s no infrastructure to tweak, no knobs to turn and no tuning required.
Complete SQL database – supports the tools millions of business users already know how to use today.
Pay-per-second pricing – built-for-the-cloud architecture scales storage separate from compute, up and down, transparently and automatically so you only pay for what you use.
Data sharing - extends the data warehouse to the Data Sharehouse™, with direct, governed and secure data sharing in real time, so enterprises can easily forge one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many data sharing relationships.
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