Mastering Snowflake Solutions: Supporting Analytics and Data Sharing

  • 2h 50m
  • Adam Morton
  • Apress
  • 2022

Design for large-scale, high-performance queries using Snowflake’s query processing engine to empower data consumers with timely, comprehensive, and secure access to data. This book also helps you protect your most valuable data assets using built-in security features such as end-to-end encryption for data at rest and in transit. It demonstrates key features in Snowflake and shows how to exploit those features to deliver a personalized experience to your customers. It also shows how to ingest the high volumes of both structured and unstructured data that are needed for game-changing business intelligence analysis.

Mastering Snowflake Solutions starts with a refresher on Snowflake’s unique architecture before getting into the advanced concepts that make Snowflake the market-leading product it is today. Progressing through each chapter, you will learn how to leverage storage, query processing, cloning, data sharing, and continuous data protection features. This approach allows for greater operational agility in responding to the needs of modern enterprises, for example in supporting agile development techniques via database cloning. The practical examples and in-depth background on theory in this book help you unleash the power of Snowflake in building a high-performance system with little to no administrative overhead. Your result from reading will be a deep understanding of Snowflake that enables taking full advantage of Snowflake’s architecture to deliver value analytics insight to your business.

What You Will Learn

  • Optimize performance and costs associated with your use of the Snowflake data platform
  • Enable data security to help in complying with consumer privacy regulations such as CCPA and GDPR
  • Share data securely both inside your organization and with external partners
  • Gain visibility to each interaction with your customers using continuous data feeds from Snowpipe
  • Break down data silos to gain complete visibility your business-critical processes
  • Transform customer experience and product quality through real-time analytics

About the Author

​Adam Morton is a senior data and analytics professional with almost two decades of experience. He has architected, designed, and led the implementation of numerous data warehouse and business intelligence solutions. Adam has extensive experience and certifications across several data analytics platforms ranging from Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata, and Hortonworks, to modern cloud-based tools such as AWS Redshift, Google Big Query, and Snowflake.Having successfully combined his experience with traditional technologies with his knowledge of modern platforms, Adam has accumulated substantial practical expertise in data warehousing and analytics in Snowflake, which he has captured and distilled into this book. Today, Adam runs his own data and analytics consultancy which focuses on helping companies solve problems with data, along with designing and executing modern data strategies to deliver tangible business value. Adam currently lives in Sydney, Australia and is the proud recipient of a Global Talent Visa.

In this Book

  • About the Technical Reviewer
  • Introduction
  • Snowflake Architecture
  • Data Movement
  • Cloning
  • Managing Security and Access Control
  • Protecting Data in Snowflake
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Data Sharing and the Data Cloud
  • Programming
  • Advanced Performance Tuning
  • Developing Applications in Snowflake


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