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July 9, 2024

Anaconda Launches Snowflake Notebooks Integration to Streamline Data Science and AI Development

AUSTIN, Texas, July 9, 2024 — Anaconda Inc., a leading platform provider for data science, machine learning, and AI, today announced a new integration with Snowflake Notebooks (public preview), a cell-based development interface integrated within Snowflake’s secure, scalable platform. Snowflake Notebooks provide a convenient, easy-to-use development interface for Python, SQL, and Markdown to accelerate development using Snowflake offerings, including Snowflake ML, Streamlit, and Snowflake Cortex AI. The integration brings Anaconda’s secure, efficient, and robust Python packages within Snowflake Notebooks directly to accelerate data science, machine learning and AI development.

This integration extends Anaconda deeper into the Snowflake AI Data Cloud, empowering users to keep their data and development workflows within Snowflake’s secure and scalable platform. Leveraging Anaconda’s curated package repository enables users to meet stringent security standards and manage package dependencies effortlessly. This integration helps data scientists to focus on building and deploying models, without the typical security concerns associated with open-source software.

“The integration of Snowflake Notebooks with Anaconda represents a significant step forward in our mission to democratize Python and enable users to perform data science and AI tasks more efficiently,” said Peter Wang, Chief AI & Innovation Officer, Anaconda. “By combining the robust capabilities of Anaconda with the innovative features of Snowflake Notebooks, we are empowering users to drive faster insights, streamline workflows, and unlock new opportunities for collaboration and innovation in their data science and AI projects all from the familiar Snowflake environment.”

Enhanced Workflows and Collaboration

Announced in November 2023, Snowflake Notebooks provide an all-in-one environment where data engineers, analysts, and data scientists can explore, analyze, and visualize data using Python and SQL. With features like native Git integration and scheduling, users can collaborate on notebook files, manage version control, and schedule data processes, enhancing efficiency and consistency in data workflows.

Key features of Snowflake Notebooks include:

  • AI/ML Development: Build end-to-end machine learning pipelines with ease using a curated set of ML packages, all within Snowflake Notebooks.
  • Collaboration Tools: Use native Git integration to version-control and collaborate on notebook files, connecting platforms like GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and Azure DevOps.
  • Integrated Data Analysis: Manage your entire data workflow within a single, intuitive environment. Access Snowflake platform capabilities and data sets directly within your notebooks.

“With Snowflake Notebooks, we’ve simplified the experimentation process for developers to iterate on their machine learning pipelines, harness AI-powered editing features, and streamline data engineering workflows in a style that’s familiar, intuitive, and powerful,” said Amanda Kelly, Director of Streamlit and Product Experiences, Snowflake and Co-Founder and COO, Streamlit. “Through this integration with Anaconda, we’re going even further to accelerate data analysis, development, and collaboration for developers at the cutting edge of innovation.”

Growing Ecosystem and Partnerships

Anaconda is dedicated to delivering its secure repository of Python and R packages to users everywhere. Since 2022, enterprise usage of Python packages has surged by 839%, and Anaconda’s user base has grown to 43 million. Partnerships with Snowflake, IBM watsonx.ai, Lenovo, Python in Excel, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Teradata have significantly contributed to this remarkable growth, underscoring Anaconda’s commitment to providing high-performance, secure data science tools to a wide audience.

As data science and AI continue to evolve, Anaconda and Snowflake remain at the forefront of innovation, providing tools that empower users to unlock the full potential of their data. With Snowflake Notebooks, users can expect enhanced productivity, streamlined workflows, and robust security measures that facilitate advanced data science and machine learning projects.

For more information about Snowflake Notebooks and to experience the power of Anaconda’s integration, click here.

About Anaconda

With more than 43 million users, Anaconda is the most popular operating system for AI providing access to the foundational open-source Python packages used in modern AI, data science and machine learning through a seamless platform. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, championed its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade solutions enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open-source for competitive advantage, groundbreaking research, and a better world. To learn more visit https://www.anaconda.com.


Source: Anaconda

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