SQL data warehouse for the cloud
Snowflake is a fully relational SQL data warehouse with a columnar database engine that uses advanced optimisations, including automatic clustering, which removes the headache of manually re-clustering data when loading new data into a table.
Snowflake is a data warehouse-as-a-service which gets rid of the administration and management demands of traditional data warehouses and big data platforms.
Cloud storage agnostic
It runs on Amazon S3 (since 2014), Microsoft Azure (since 2018) and Google Cloud (since 2019).
Modern patented architecture
Separates storage, compute and services layers allowing efficient scalability, elasticity, and performance capacity making it possible to scale up and down on-the-fly without downtime or disruption.
With Snowflake you only pay for the amount of data you store and the amount of compute processing you use.