SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 20, 2016) - Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, concludes its first half of 2016 with the acquisition of new customers, including Ask.com, University of Notre Dame, CapSpecialty and PDX. The wide variety of industries they represent reveal the growing demand for data warehousing and SQL database analytics of diverse-data as cloud services. These organizations require a flexible and reliable data warehousing solution to serve their consumers and advance their operations.
In 2016, Snowflake also struck several new strategic partnerships with Looker, Tableau, MicroStrategy and Informatica. In addition, Snowflake developed native connectors for both Apache Spark and Python, expanding Snowflake's integration into the larger data and analytics ecosystem.
Traditional data warehousing and big data solutions lack the agility and adaptability needed to support ever-changing, data-infrastructure requirements. Therefore, they hinder decision-makers from acquiring valuable business intelligence needed to become or remain industry leaders.
Big data solutions developed over a decade ago also delay organizations from acquiring critical insight about their customers and their industries. These large-scale and complex on-premises data centers require specialized skills that increase overhead and represent the delay incurred to acquire critical business and customer insight.
Snowflake's key automation innovations, announced today, help organizations avoid these pitfalls. The latest features include scaling for concurrency, caching query results for reuse, ensuring continuous data protection, dynamically updating data distribution tasks and metadata information, and providing multi-datacenter resiliency with built-in fault tolerance and disaster recovery.
"Snowflake continues to experience rapid adoption in 2016 because our solution delivers measurable business value by reducing complexity, and leveraging SQL skills that are in abundance for data warehousing," said Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake. "Through product innovations, strategic partnerships, expanding our ecosystem and adding key, executive talent, Snowflake provides a revolutionary and unmatched cloud data warehouse.
Snowflake's corporate and product milestones for the first half 2016 include:
- Enterprise-grade, security features, including support for HIPAA compliance and partner integration with security solutions provider Okta to deliver a new standard in built-in security for Snowflake.
- Recognition by San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area's 'Best Places to Work' for two consecutive years, highlighting Snowflake's success and its unique and inspiring work culture.
- Premier industry accolades, including the Startup Big 50, an in-depth honor of the 50 coolest tech startups founded in the last five years. Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia was also acknowledged as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's Power Executives of 2016.
- The addition of key executives, including Denise Persson, chief marketing officer; Sameet Agarwal, vice president of engineering; and Barbara Walkowski, chief legal officer. Snowflake also welcomed Jeremy Burton and Kevin Wang as the newest board members.
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Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, has reinvented the data warehouse for the cloud and today's data. The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse is built from the cloud up with a patent-pending new architecture that delivers 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 can be found online at snowflake.net.