S is for Simple. H is for Hard.
Hadoop started with the best of intentions: A goal of becoming the platform of choice for big data processing. While Hadoop has fostered innovation in big data, it has also built a reputation for being complex to implement and use. Challenges range from managing and maintaining the platform, to requiring scarce and specialized programming skills.
As a result, enterprises are considering alternatives to Hadoop. Snowflake offers an easy-to-use data warehouse as a service built for the cloud. Snowflake provides a single solution that can store all of your diverse data and query it with standard SQL.
Gain insights from your data faster
Without the struggles of managing a complex platform or developing specialized scripts, you can natively load semi-structured data such as JSON or Avro and immediately begin querying the data.
Keep your data architecture Snowflake simple with a single, complete SQL database. Consolidate multiple data platforms and data marts into a scalable data warehouse based on the standard SQL known to millions of users and business intelligence tools. Query your data with familiar SQL – no data transformation required.
Achieve zero management
Eliminate burdensome administration with a true data warehouse as a service. No need to stress over name nodes, serializers and deserializers, securing data, job scheduling or other manual administration. Focus on using your data, not on managing your data platform.