The Problem

Traditional data warehouses based on ageing technologies were designed when data was simple and the number of people in an organization with the need to access data insights were few. As analytics has grown to become a key differentiating capability and there is no stopping the growth and diversity of data, legacy data warehouses are becoming an expensive roadblock on the road to become a data driven organization.

New technologies such as noSQL and Big Data were not designed with data warehousing in mind and require organizations to invest significantly in new tools and skill sets.

What is needed is a platform that combines the strength of data warehouses such as performance, security and a broad ecosystem with the flexibility and scalability of big data systems.

Snowflake

Snowflake is a cloud native data warehouse that delivers performance, simplicity, concurrency, and affordability not possible with other data analytics platforms.

  • It is built with extensive support for standard SQL so that you can leverage your current skills and tools.

  • It is cloud native bringing with it the flexibility and scalability of cloud.

  • It can ingest all your business data, whether from traditional sources or newer machine-generated sources, without requiring cumbersome transformations and tradeoffs.

  • It’s columnar database engine uses advanced optimization to process report and analytics at lightning speed.

  • It supports a large ecosystem of developer tools and connectors such ODBC, JDBC, Javascript, Python, Spark, R, and Node.js to unlock the power of cloud data warehousing for developers

  • It enables you to share access to data securely with whoever you’d like without copying or deconstructing data.

  • It offers Usage-based pricing for computing and storage. This means that you only pay for the volume of data you store and the amount of processing implemented.

Visit www.snowflake.net for more information.

Snowflake Enablement Services

Through Onepoint, you can take full advantage of Snowflake Enablement Services; getting to integrate and analyse the data in your ecosystem so that you can gain and share data insights.

Snowflake Accelerator Programme

Onepoint can kickstart Snowflake projects quickly and efficiently, avoiding common implementation mistakes and rapidly identifying the setup that’ll best suit your business. We also offer a proof of concept so we can fully assess the feasibility of your project.

Who would benefit?

This service is typically for organisations seeking to enhance their data warehouse with Snowflake products or organisations starting a new implementation of Snowflake.

What we do

People

  • Onepoint experts will provide mentoring throughout the project to build a solid base of internal Snowflake capability. We will support developers during setup to minimise disruption and ensure a smooth transition.

Process

  • Onepoint bring proven processes and practices to set up, build, test and deliver Snowflake projects. This will enable your delivery teams to start using Snowflake from a position of knowledge.

Consulting

  • Onepoint’s Snowflake consultants can help you choose the right Snowflake product to solve your data problems and to recommend suitable deployment architectures to meet your system quality needs.

Proof of Concept

  • Using Snowflake, our collaborators can evaluate it and its ability to solve very real business problems, before committing. This controlled-cost trial will quickly demonstrate Snowflake’s added value.