Snowflake is now FedRAMP Ready

The built-for-the-cloud data warehouse as a service (SaaS) enables Federal agencies to achieve their IT Modernization initiatives quickly and cost-effectively.

SAN MATEO, Calif. – June 19, 2018 Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced that Snowflake is now FedRAMP Ready. By achieving this milestone, Snowflake is well on its way becoming FedRAMP authorized.

“Snowflake is built to enable government agencies to successfully complete their modern cloud data analytics projects ahead of schedule and under budget, ” Snowflake’s Vice President of Security, Mario Duarte said. “Agencies have a treasure chest of data-driven insight that only a modern, cloud-built data warehouse can unlock. We also enable the  government to easily share live data across agencies in a secure and governed way that provides deeper insight than ever before. Ultimately, Snowflake helps government agencies better serve the hundreds of millions of Americans they’re entrusted to assist and protect.”

Snowflake delivers the highest security for any on-premises or cloud data warehouse or big data platform. The following security features and validations are among the many, built-in safeguards available to Snowflake customers:

  • Zero management – Snowflake reduces complexity with built-in performance, security and high availability so there’s no infrastructure to tweak, no knobs to turn and no tuning required.
  • Encryption everywhere – Snowflake automatically encrypts all data at rest and in transit.
  • Comprehensive protection – Security features include multi-factor authentication, role-based access control, IP address whitelisting, federated authentication and annual rekeying of encrypted data.
  • Tri-Secret Secure – Ensures customer control and data protection by combining a customer-provided encryption key, with a Snowflake-provided encryption key and user credentials.
  • Support for private network connection – Customers can transmit data between their virtual private network and Snowflake without accessing the Internet, making inter-network connectivity secure and easier to manage.
  • Private deployment – Enterprises can get a dedicated and managed instance of Snowflake within a separate virtual private cloud (VPC).
  • Security validations – SOC 2 Type 2, PCI DSS compliance and support for HIPAA compliance validate the level of security of Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse.

According to FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program: “FedRAMP enables (government) agencies to rapidly adapt from old, insecure legacy IT to mission-enabling, secure, and cost-effective cloud-based IT.”

About Snowflake Computing

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake enables the data-driven enterprise with instant elasticity, secure data sharing and per-second pricing. Snowflake combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at snowflake.net.

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Snowflake Honored with Leading Industry Awards from Inc. Magazine, GeekWire and CRN

Snowflake recognized for its strong workplace culture and leading technology

SAN MATEO, Calif. — June 13, 2018 —  Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, was honored with awards from Inc. Magazine, GeekWire and CRN for its welcoming company culture, recent expansion into the Pacific Northwest market and strong cloud-based technology. Snowflake was named a Best Workplace for 2018 by Inc. Magazine, a 2018 Newcomer of the Year by GeekWire and a Big Data 100 company by leading channel publication CRN.

The Inc. 2018 Best Workplaces list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive review of private US companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies. Snowflake was chosen for creating an inclusive, values-driven company culture where employees feel welcomed, respected and challenged to constantly grow.

“Our values serve as the foundation for how we work together to ensure the success of our customers,” Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia said. “We seek to exhibit these values every day, creating a fantastic customer experience while building a safe and and open work environment that encourages employee growth. It’s an honor to be recognized by Inc., Geekwire and CRN for our commitment to building a first-rate enterprise technology company.”

Inc.’s 2018 Best Workplaces list is an examination of how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent. Snowflake has an established reputation as a world-class employer, having previously been recognized by Fortune, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Silicon Valley Business Journal and others for its welcoming and inclusive culture. The selection by Inc. Magazine is yet another example of Snowflake’s ongoing commitment to workplace excellence.

The GeekWire Newcomer of the Year Award is presented annually to a startup with a newly opened office in the Pacific Northwest that has made a splash in the local tech scene. Last year, Snowflake opened its Seattle office to supplement its headquarters in Silicon Valley and attract top engineering talent in the Pacific Northwest.

The CRN Big Data 100 recognizes vendors that have a proven ability to innovate with products and services that assist businesses with big data. In addition to Snowflake’s placement on the broader 100 list, the company was also distinguished as one of the 15 Coolest System and Platform Vendors and one of 5 Big Data System and Platform Tools Recommended by CRN. Other vendors on the 2018 Big Data 100 include Qubole, Google BigQuery, SAP and more.

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About Snowflake Computing

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake enables the data-driven enterprise with instant elasticity, secure data sharing and per-second pricing. Snowflake combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at snowflake.net.

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Snowflake Accelerates Customer Time-to-value with Availability on AWS Marketplace

Enterprises across the globe jumpstart their data analytics with one-stop shop

SAN MATEO, Calif. – June 7, 2018 – Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced immediate availability of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Contracts through Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. This opportunity allows for an automated and accelerated purchasing process for AWS customers and expedites their time-to-value with Snowflake.

AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog comprised of ISV solutions running on AWS, providing a simplified procurement process, easier method for software deployment, consolidated billing and visibility of purchasing across all business units of AWS customers.

Recent Snowflake customers that have purchased via AWS Marketplace include:

SendGrid, a cloud-based email platform that allows marketers and developers to easily craft, segment, test and successfully deliver emails. “Procuring Snowflake from AWS Marketplace was just another great reason to choose AWS as our cloud provider and Snowflake as our modern, cloud-built data warehouse provider,” SendGrid Director of Enterprise Data Operations Amy Anthony said. “Snowflake delivers the concurrency, scalability and zero maintenance that allows SendGrid to focus on making better business decisions.”

DNA, one of Finland’s leading telecommunications companies, also reaped the benefits of purchasing Snowflake via AWS Marketplace. “Leveraging AWS Marketplace helps us maintain efficient operations and leverage innovative products and services thanks to streamlined and more flexible purchasing,” DNA’s Head of Information Management and Analytics, Tomi Eronen, said. “On AWS Marketplace, we chose Snowflake to easily acquire and analyze large amounts of varying data previously unavailable to us. AWS Marketplace and Snowflake provide us a fast path to realizing these advantages.”

With SaaS contracts on AWS Marketplace, customers can select subscription service terms that fit their needs. Customers also benefit from a simplified software procurement experience by leveraging their existing payment terms with AWS and get consolidated billing for all of their AWS services, software and SaaS product usage. AWS Marketplace allows ISV Sellers to offer more of their product portfolio, helping AWS customers quickly discover, subscribe and consume more than 4,200 solutions, including  SaaS and API products, all through a unified billing model that simplifies the process for both SaaS service suppliers and consumers.

“Our customers want solutions built on AWS and designed to take full advantage of the cloud,” said Dave McCann, Vice President, AWS Marketplace, Service Catalog and Migration Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We’re delighted that Snowflake has extended their offerings on AWS Marketplace with SaaS Contracts. Customers now have more flexibility in purchasing multi-year contracts and deploying Snowflake with simplified procurement and unified billing through their existing AWS account.”

Snowflake started with the vision of eliminating the barriers that prevent organizations from being truly data-driven. Snowflake’s availability on AWS Marketplace delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to support today’s diverse data and analytics landscape.

“Our customers realize how Snowflake allows them to become truly data-driven enterprises,” Snowflake’s CEO, Bob Muglia said. “Providing our customers with the choice of buying through AWS Marketplace simplifies their purchasing experience, enabling them to simply add Snowflake to their existing AWS bill.”

Snowflake’s innovations were designed to break down the technology and architecture barriers that organizations still experience with other data warehouse vendors. Snowflake has achieved six defining qualities of a data warehouse built for 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 – Snowflake reduces complexity with built-in performance, so there’s no infrastructure to tweak, no knobs to turn and no tuning required.
  • Complete SQL database – Snowflake supports the tools millions of business users already know how to use today.
  • Pay only for what you use – Snowflake’s built-for-the-cloud solution scales storage separate from compute, up and down, transparently and automatically.
  • Data sharing – Snowflake extends the data warehouse to the Data Sharehouse™, with direct, governed and secure data sharing within seconds, so enterprises can easily forge one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many data sharing relationships.

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About Snowflake Computing

Snowflake is the data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyze all data available to an organization in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, the elasticity of the cloud, and live data sharing at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at snowflake.net.

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Nanigans Boosts Advertising Accuracy and Speed with Snowflake Data Sharing

Advertising automation solution provider optimizes campaigns for ecommerce customers with Snowflake’s real-time data sharing

SAN MATEO, Calif. – April 24, 2018Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced that Nanigans, the leading provider of advertising automation software, deploys Snowflake Data Sharing to optimize retargeting campaigns for its enterprise-class advertisers, such as Rue La La, a leading fashion ecommerce company. With Snowflake Data Sharing, also known as The Data Sharehouse™, Nanigans analyzes its clients’ shared anonymized activity data to arm them with a more complete view of their cross-channel, media spend to optimize their advertising campaigns for incremental revenue.

Prior to Snowflake Data Sharing, Nanigans relied on data from tracking pixels placed on a client’s website that capture website activity, then reconciled it with manual data exports and batch job transfers. This method lacked automation, was prone to error and was suboptimal due to normal data inconsistencies from pixel data capture.

To overcome these challenges, Nanigans deployed Snowflake’s Data Sharehouse™ to easily enable modern data sharing with its clients without needing to copy or move data sets of any size. Within minutes, clients grant live, governed and secure non-PII data shares so Nanigans can view and seamlessly combine their clients’ data with their own data sources. Nanigans is therefore enabled to get real time updates and access a more comprehensive data source, as a result improving its ability to optimize advertising spend.

“We first used Snowflake for our own cloud data warehousing and saw the power of the cloud-based architecture for seamless data access,” Nanigans’ Product Manager, Nat Taylor said. “Now we’re leveraging that same cloud advantage with Snowflake Data Sharing so we can deliver more accurate advertising spend models, eliminate discrepancies in client data and empower the in-house marketing teams we serve with optimized campaigns.”

Rue La La’s Erick Roesch, said: “We already see the benefit of using Snowflake Data Sharing in our Nanigans’ retargeting program because of the improved data matching. How often do two vendors work together seamlessly to make your life easier and your advertising spend more effective? We couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Snowflake VP of Customer and Product Strategy, Matthew Glickman said: “Nanigans’ success with Snowflake Data Sharing is another great example of how simple, automated and powerful modern data sharing leads to faster and more accurate decision-making.”

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About Snowflake

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyze all of an organization’s data in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at snowflake.net.

About Nanigans

Nanigans arms marketing teams to drive incremental revenue with the most powerful and transparent cross-channel buying platform. Sophisticated commerce advertisers currently optimize more than $700M in annual ad spend through the Nanigans platform. Nanigans is headquartered in Boston with offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Singapore and Seoul. For more information on Nanigans, please visit www.nanigans.com. 

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Snowflake Computing
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RetailMeNot, France choisit le data warehouse cloud de Snowflake pour supporter son infrastructure analytique

En choisissant le data warehouse cloud de Snowflake, l’équipe analytique de RetailMeNot, France a pris la main sur son infrastructure de base de données pour gagner en performance, en autonomie et en agilité.

Paris, Le Mai 31, 2018 — RetailMeNot leader mondial de la promotion digitale éditeur en France des sites de couponing et de cashback ma-reduc.com et poulpeo.com, annonce le choix de la start-up Snowflake Computing, le seul data warehouse conçu pour le cloud, pour supporter son infrastructure analytique. Comptant plus de 8 000 partenaires retailers en France, RetailMeNot, France référence plusieurs millions de produits qui génèrent chaque jour de nombreux évènements utilisateurs.

« Le travail de l’équipe analytique consiste à enregistrer un maximum d’événements utilisateurs pour personnaliser nos moyens de communication, orienter les décisions produits, soutenir les décisions business et prédire quelles seront les opportunités de demain », explique Guillaume Coquio, Business & Data Analyst de RetailMeNot, France. Il travaille également avec les équipes CRM afin de mieux engager les clients de la plateforme. Il fallait donc à RetailMeNot, France une base de données capable d’apporter à la fois des performances élevées et une flexibilité maximale afin de s’adapter aux différents types de requêtes et à une volumétrie en constante augmentation. »

Après avoir mené un proof of concept de deux mois, RetailMeNot, France a choisi la solution Snowflake. « Ce PoC nous a rassuré quant à la compatibilité du data warehouse cloud avec notre écosystème. Nous avons vu que nous n’aurions pas à modifier notre ETL (Extract, Transform, Load), nos outils de reporting et nos scripts de machine learning », commente Guillaume Coquio.

« L’interopérabilité de notre solution a grandement facilité son intégration au sein de l’écosystème de travail de l’équipe analytique de RetailMeNot, France », commente Ivan Smets, Director of Sales Southern Europe de Snowflake.

Avec sa flexibilité apportée par le cloud, l’équipe analytique peut rapidement dimensionner ses clusters et créer des serveurs à la volée afin d’assurer des performances optimales, quelles que soient les requêtes à exécuter. Auparavant tributaire des équipes IT pour réaliser certaines de ces opérations, la division analytiques de RetailMeNot, France a en outre gagné en agilité. Elle peut répondre beaucoup plus rapidement aux demandes des autres équipes. Et grâce à la fonctionnalité Snowpipe qui assure une remontée des données en temps réel, RetailMeNot, France a aussi gagné en instantanéité.

Le data warehourse de Snowflake a donc apporté aux équipes analytiques de RetailMeNot, France une plus grande efficacité dans le traitement de leurs processus quotidiens. Elles ont gagné en performance, en flexibilité et en autonomie sans avoir à faire de compromis quant à leur écosystème existant. « Dans le même temps et avec les mêmes ressources, nous arrivons maintenant à produire bien plus », résume Guillaume Coquio. Il se réjouit de ne plus avoir à se soucier de l’infrastructure pour pouvoir se consacrer à de nouveaux sujets comme le machine learning. « Avec RetailMeNot, France, nous avons pu prouver que notre solution s’adapte efficacement et rapidement à des écosystèmes de travail complexes tout en garantissant des performances et une flexibilité élevées, qu’importe les volumes et la variété des données à traiter », ajoute Yvan Smets. 

A propos de Snowflake Computing

Snowflake Computing est la seule solution de data warehouse pensée et conçue pour le cloud. Snowflake apporte la performance, gestion de la concurrence sans équivalent et la simplicité requises pour stocker et analyser toutes les données existantes d’une organisation dans un même endroit. La technologie de Snowflake combine la puissance du data warehousing, la flexibilité des plateformes de big data, l’élasticité du cloud, et la capacité de partage de données en temps réel à une fraction du coût demandé par les solutions historiques traditionnelles. Snowflake : Vos données, sans limites. Snowflake est présent en France depuis l’automne 2017. snowflake.net

A propos de RetailMeNot

RetailMeNot, Inc, est la destination incontournable pour faire des économies sur ses achats à la fois en ligne ou en magasin. La société permet aux consommateurs de trouver des centaines de milliers d’offres de réductions digitales pour économiser de l’argent sur tous leurs achats.

RetailMeNot, Inc. a généré en 2017 environ 4,8 milliards de dollars de ventes pour ses partenaires, grâce aux transactions effectuées par les consommateurs sur son marché d’offres digitales, dont plus de 560 millions de par ses solutions en magasin.

Le portefeuille de sites web et d’applications mobiles RetailMeNot, Inc. comprend RetailMeNot.com aux États-Unis ; RetailMeNot.ca au Canada ; VoucherCodes.co.uk au Royaume-Uni ; et GiftCardZen.com et Deals2Buy.com en Amérique du Nord. En France, les deux marques Ma-reduc.com et Poulpeo.com proposent à tous les consommateurs des codes promotionnels, des bons plans et du cashback. RetailMeNot, Inc. est une filiale d’Harland Clarke Holdings.

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Snowflake Launches “Data for Breakfast” Event Series in 17 U.S. Cities

Starting in June, senior data professionals will reveal how any organization can deliver data-driven insights with cloud data warehousing

SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 15, 2018 – Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced a new event series, Data for Breakfast, which offers free half-day sessions across the U.S. The series will take place in 17 cities from June 5 – 19, with each event featuring standout data professionals from industry-leading companies. They will share their insights into how modern cloud data warehousing can help organizations unite their data, users and analytics tools to produce data-driven insights that move business forward.

Today’s organizations struggle to securely share data with customers and partners and unlock its value. During these informative sessions, Snowflake will help attendees learn how to easily and securely share and consume live data across teams, partners, clouds and continents. Cloud thought leaders, experienced analytics practitioners and innovative technologists from around the U.S. will share insights into how to escape the constraints of legacy technology approaches and deliver data-driven insights by taking advantage of cloud-built technology.

“In order for today’s organization to become a data-driven enterprise, business and technical professionals must understand how data-driven insights create a competitive advantage,” Snowflake’s Chief Marketing Officer, Denise Persson, said. “The Data for Breakfast events will help attendees learn about how cloud-first data warehousing makes data sharing across the organization possible and gives them the power to unlock insights from data that drive business value.”

Confirmed speakers from the Data for Breakfast event series include:

  • Brianna Connelly, Sr Manager, Data Analytics, Return Path
  • Sandro Frattura, Business Intelligence Data Architect, Hubspot
  • Nate Skousen, Director of Data Architecture and Analytics, Vivint
  • Jay Tomkins, Director of Business Intelligence, TechStyle
  • Carlos Fares, Director of Business Intelligence, CareCloud
  • McPherson White, Director of Software Development, PureCars
  • Casey Pursel, Director of Business Intelligence, Snap Kitchen
  • Carlin Eng, Data Engineer, Strava
  • Tarush Aggarwal, Director of Data Engineering, WeWork

The Data for Breakfast event series begins in Denver on June 5 and ends in New York City on June 19. The events will draw  senior business leaders and data, analytics and IT professionals from industries and companies around the country. The breakfast event series will tour 17 cities including:

Denver – June 5
Boston – June 5
Minneapolis –  June 5
Salt Lake City – June 6
Philadelphia – June 6
Phoenix – June 7
Washington, D.C. – June 7
Los Angeles – June 12
Miami – June 12
St. Louis – June 12
Palo Alto – June 13
Atlanta – June 13
Seattle – June 14
Toronto – June 14
Houston – June 14
San Francisco – June 19
New York City – June 19

Each event will include:

  • A presentation from Snowflake on the modern data economy and how cloud data warehousing can help organizations gain a competitive advantage.
  • A compelling use case from a leading customer, revealing what cloud data warehousing has delivered for their organization.
  • Best practices from partners who will share how built-for-the-cloud data warehousing has transformed their data strategies and what they are now able to provide their users.
  • A Q&A session between industry experts.

The Snowflake Data for Breakfast event series is brought to you by Snowflake’s strong ecosystem of technology and solution partners including Informatica, Talend, Tableau, Looker, Alteryx, WhereScape, Matillion, Alooma, Microstrategy, Stitch, Dataguise, Fivetran, Interworks, Cervello and Sirius. RSVP for the Data for Breakfast event in your city here.

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About Snowflake Computing

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyze all data available to an organization in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, the elasticity of the cloud, and live data sharing at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at www.snowflake.net.

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Snowflake Appoints Margo Smith as Chief Legal Officer

Chief legal executive brings deep industry and private practice experience to help advance Snowflake’s vision and growth

SAN MATEO, Calif. — May 9, 2018 — Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced the appointment of Margo Smith as Chief Legal Officer. Smith brings more than 20 years of executive-level legal and business experience to her role as corporate secretary and leader of Snowflake’s global legal and compliance departments, reporting to Snowflake CEO, Bob Muglia.

“I am thrilled to welcome Margo to the Snowflake team,” Muglia said. “Margo has deep knowledge of growth software companies and global market dynamics. That experience, combined with her private practice experience advising public and private tech companies at all stages, are the ideal mix to help Snowflake execute its vision. As Snowflake continues to scale our business and expand operations internationally, Margo’s leadership and extensive experience will be instrumental.”

Smith recognized early Snowflake’s customer-centric focus: “Snowflake has redefined how enterprises store and leverage their data, delivering automated, intelligent insights in real time,” she said. “Underpinning Snowflake’s revolutionary technology is its commitment to innovation, customer success and trust. As Snowflake continues to grow rapidly, building a strong foundation of people, processes and vision will help us scale and maximize our market opportunity for years to come.”

Smith is an experienced public and private company general counsel who has represented organizations in privacy, commercial, compliance, litigation, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and international law matters. At Snowflake, she will be responsible for the company’s global privacy and compliance strategy, in addition to strategic legal and business initiatives.

Prior to joining Snowflake, Smith served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Marketo, Inc., where she was responsible for legal affairs, compliance and data security. Most recently, Smith served as EVP and Chief Legal Officer at Apttus. Smith began her career at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, where she represented public and private technology companies. Smith earned her Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.

About Snowflake Computing

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyze all data available to an organization in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, the elasticity of the cloud, and live data sharing at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at www.snowflake.net.

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CFO Mark Garrett Joins Snowflake’s Board of Directors

Former Adobe CFO brings deep finance and SaaS business experience to Snowflake at time of rapid growth

SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 1, 2018 Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced that former Adobe CFO Mark Garrett has joined Snowflake’s board of directors. Mark brings nearly 40 years of experience to Snowflake as an executive leader, an expert in accounting and financial management, and a visionary in growing and transforming technology companies. At Adobe, he completed one of the largest corporate transitions by moving the company from a traditional product delivery model to a cloud-based subscription model. In addition to Snowflake, Mark is also on the boards of Cisco, GoDaddy and Pure Storage.

“Snowflake has done something no other data warehouse, big data or data analytics company has ever achieved,” Mark said. “They have made all data, inside and outside the enterprise, available to every business user thanks to a simple yet powerful solution architected for unlimited and cost-effective data analytics. Enterprises of all sizes and from all industries are turning to Snowflake to solve their data challenges. That’s the true power of data analytics and that’s why I chose to join Snowflake.”

“Mark will be a significant asset to Snowflake’s board,” Snowflake CEO, Bob Muglia said. “He brings unparalleled experience in technology, finance and SaaS business models that will help Snowflake continue to build a strong foundation to support our rapid growth. Mark is one of the best leaders in the technology industry and we welcome him to the Snowflake board.”

Mark joined Adobe in 2007 as Executive Vice President and CFO, leading Adobe’s worldwide finance, operations and corporate development activities, including investor relations, procurement, global supply chain and order management, and corporate strategy and strategic partnerships. He retired from Adobe last month. Prior to Adobe, Mark held senior leadership positions at Documentum and EMC. As Executive Vice President and CFO, Mark co-led Documentum’s $1.7 billion sale to EMC. Following the sale, he became Senior Vice President and CFO of EMC’s Software Group.

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About Snowflake Computing

Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyze all data available to an organization in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, the elasticity of the cloud, and live data sharing at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at snowflake.net.

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Snowflake and Segment partner to enable rapid analysis of customer data at scale

Technology leaders make dozens of customer data sources instantly available with joint data analytics solution 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – March 20, 2018Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced a strategic partnership with Segment, the customer data platform, to provide Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse on the Segment platform. Together, the technology leaders deliver a comprehensive data solution for enterprises to easily aggregate and analyze their customer data at scale to enable data-driven insights.

Segment customers now have direct access to an infinitely elastic data warehouse built for the cloud, and Snowflake benefits from a single data connector that brings together more than 40 data sources through Segment’s single API. Through this partnership, customers can store and access their aggregated data in a scalable cloud data warehouse with fast queries and zero maintenance.

To illustrate, Segment customer Doximity, a social network for medical professionals, wanted to perform faster queries and avoid data warehouse maintenance. Using Segment’s connector, Doximity made the transition to Snowflake and immediately moved all of their historical data to Snowflake’s cloud-built data warehouse. They estimated a savings of two weeks of engineering time to switch from one data warehouse to another. Doximity also saved months by not having to build an original ETL pipeline for customer data. Doximity can now query all of their aggregated data in a scalable, maintenance-free cloud data warehouse.

“Transitioning from our current data warehouse to Snowflake was simple and painless with Segment,” Doximity’s VP of Engineering, Bruno Miranda said. “Getting up and running took only a few minutes, and we were able to load all of our historical data in a snap. Snowflake’s fast and scalable architecture lets us query at lightning speed and avoid endless maintenance.”

Segment allows engineering teams to save a significant amount of time and resources, so that they can focus on projects that are core to their business. Prior to Snowflake, Segment customers reported that implementing a legacy data warehouse required an average of 108 hours of engineering time plus 40 hours per month of maintenance. Now, Segment customers simply authorize a Snowflake account within Segment as a new destination, and the system immediately loads all of their data into Snowflake. With just one implementation, Segment customers can load data into Snowflake and 200+ tools for marketing and growth on their platform in just a few minutes.

“Whether companies lack a single data warehouse solution or struggle with their current data warehouse’s performance and scalability, we are happy to offer them Snowflake’s high-performing cloud-built data warehouse on the Segment platform,” Segment Co-founder and CTO, Calvin French-Owen said. “Segment simplifies data access across any marketing or analytics tool companies want to deploy, and Snowflake simplifies rapid and scalable analysis. Together, we enable data-driven teams to use data to inform their product and marketing decisions at scale.”

Snowflake VP of Alliances, Walter Aldana said: “Customers can now harness the power of Segment’s platform to easily bring together critical customer data from over 40 sources for rapid analysis. With Segment, customers no longer have to worry about setting up and configuring multiple integrations to support their analytics. We are excited to bring this power of Segment’s platform to Snowflake which is the perfect complement to our instantly scalable cloud data warehouse, designed for concurrent, stress-free and fast data querying.”

Sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn more about how Doximity is using the Snowflake-Segment joint solution.

About Snowflake

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Snowflake Computing Accelerates APJ Expansion with Sydney and Melbourne Office Launch and Two Senior Executive Appointments

Sydney, 21 February 2018  — Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, has announced two senior executive appointments to enable the market acceleration of the company’s cloud-built data warehouse solution across the Asia Pacific region. In addition, the company has opened Sydney and Melbourne offices to support its customer and partner growth in Australia and New Zealand.

Peter O’Connor has been appointed Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific. Based in Sydney, O’Connor has more than 20 years of sales, partner and regional business development experience and will lead the management and expansion of Snowflake’s Asia Pacific business.

O’Connor was previously Asia Pacific Vice President for Nimble Storage where he drove and oversaw revenue growth, customer acquisition and partner enablement.  Prior to Nimble Storage, he was Vice President and Managing Director at NetApp Australia and Asia Pacific Vice President for Macromedia.

Snowflake has also appointed Alan Eldridge as Asia Pacific Director of Sales Engineering based in Melbourne with responsibility for leading the company’s regional pre-sales team.

Eldridge has worked in the data analytics space for almost two decades and joins Snowflake following six years at Tableau Software, where he was the company’s first employee in the region and most recently was Tableau’s Presales Manager for Australia and New Zealand.  Prior to Tableau, he held a variety of technical sales roles at Microsoft, Business Objects and Sun Microsystems.

Snowflake CRO, Chris Degnan, said, “The combined experience which Peter and Alan bring to Snowflake in the Asia Pacific region will be crucial to accelerating our market presence in the data sharing economy. Their knowledge of deploying successful, go-to-market strategies and providing customers with the solutions and support they need, will enable organizations to gain all the insight from all their data in order to become data-driven enterprises.”

In May, Snowflake will bring its Cloud Analytics World Tour to Australia for the first time with stops in Sydney on 9 May and in Melbourne on 10 May.   Each half-day event will bring together the brightest minds to discuss the latest trends, best practices and lessons learned in data warehousing and data analytics.

Last month, Snowflake announced its latest round of growth funding of US$263 million led by ICONIQ Capital, Altimeter Capital and newcomer Sequoia Capital. With this round of funding, Snowflake’s pre-money valuation is US$1.5 billion. Since its founding in 2012, Snowflake has raised a total of US$473 million in growth funding. In the past year, Snowflake has grown its customer base by 300 percent and has increased customer data stored in Snowflake fourfold.

Snowflake’s Australian offices are located at:
333 George Street, Sydney
152 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

For more information on the Snowflake Cloud Analytics World Tour click here: https://www.snowflake.net/cloud-analytics-world-tour/

About Snowflake Computing
Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyse all data available to an organisation in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, the elasticity of the cloud, and live data sharing at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at www.snowflake.net.

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