SAN MATEO, Calif. – Feb. 27, 2015
Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, today announced that it was named the first-place winner in the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Startup Showcase for its Snowflake Elastic Data WarehouseTM.

A panel of judges made up of leading investors, entrepreneurs and industry analysts, selected 12 big data startups as finalists from all submissions received for the Startup Showcase. The winner of the Startup Showcase was chosen following presentations by each finalist and interviews by the panel of judges during the Solutions Showcase Theater at Strata + Hadoop World 2015. The panel selected Snowflake for its innovative software service, maturity, enterprise-readiness and company vision.

“We are thrilled and honored to win first place at the Startup Showcase, and to be named amongst the industry’s thought leaders and cutting-edge data startups at Strata,” said Bob Muglia, CEO at Snowflake. “This recognition validates the demand in the market for a revolution in data warehousing, one that reinvents the data warehouse for everyone to make it possible to bring together all data, all workloads and all users with a data warehouse service in the cloud. Thank you to O’Reilly, the judges and attendees at the Startup Showcase for their validation of our vision and product.”

Snowflake was founded to reinvent the data warehouse by a team of data experts from companies including Actian, Cloudera, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Teradata, who hold more than 120 patents in databases and data processing. That team developed an all-new data warehouse, built from the ground up for the cloud. The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse delivers the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud—at a 90 percent lower cost than on-premises data warehouses.

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About Snowflake
Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, was founded in 2012 by a team of experts who hold over 120 patents in the fields of database architecture, data warehouses, query optimization and parallelization. Snowflake was created with the vision to reinvent the data warehouse, bringing together all users, all data and all workloads in a single repository. The company is backed by leading investors including Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures. Snowflake is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at www.snowflake.net.

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