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Do Customers Want Open Data Platforms?

Snowflake turned some heads in the big data market with recent blog posts and articles that cast doubt on the benefits of open data architectures. Customers should “choose open wisely,” the data warehouse giant says, Read more…

Snowflake: Not What You May Think It Is

Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman is the toast of the big data community, and following the $3.4 billion IPO, a favorite on Wall Street too. But this whole Snowflake exercise could have turned out dramatically different, the Read more…

Snowflake to Make it SNOW on NYSE

Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Snowflake confidentially filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yesterday, the Silicon Valley-based cloud data warehousing company made it official: It inte Read more…

What Is a Data Cloud? And 11 Other Snowflake Enhancements

Snowflake has changed how the industry thinks about data warehouses with its cloud-native offering, which has been adopted by 4,000 organizations, including 2,000 in the last year alone. Now the company is taking the con Read more…

Datanami People to Watch 2020

We present the Datanami People to Watch for 2020. Read more…

Slootman Makes It Snow at Snowflake Summit

When Frank Slootman was hired to take the helm of Snowflake Computing, one of his first questions was "Does the company have a user conference?" His new colleagues responded yes, in about a month, in fact.  "And you're Read more…

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