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Managing an Enterprise Snowflake Data Platform

by Warner Chaves

Snowflake offers a rich set of security, resource management, and data sharing features. This course covers advanced features that will help you meet your requirements and make your life easier when adopting Snowflake across your enterprise.

What you'll learn

With a multi-cloud compatible (AWS, GCP, Azure) and cloud-first development approach, the Snowflake cloud data platform is a great choice to become an enterprise’s single source of truth. Managing a Snowflake account is a big responsibility and requires familiarity with features like multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, multi-cloud disaster recovery, and more. In this course, Managing an Enterprise Snowflake Data Platform, you will see how all of these come together to provide a true enterprise-scale quality data platform service. First, you will learn the security features like single sign-on and network policies. Next, you will explore your data platform’s usage and availability with cross-cloud replication, multi-cluster warehouses and resource monitors. Finally, you will discover secure data sharing with data shares and exchanges. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to administer your enterprise Snowflake account.

Course FAQ

What is a snowflake cloud data platform?

The snowflake cloud data platform is warehouse for data that also allows its users to build data-intensive applications without having to deal with operational hastle.

What will I learn in this snowflake cloud course?

In this course, you will learn about identity management integration, account security, disaster recovery, how to create a private data exchange, and other advice, tips and tricks. By the end of this course you will be ready to configure and manage your enterprise's snowflake data platform.

What is a snowflake cloud used for?

Snowflake cloud data platforms are used to simplify in-house software and hardware. Snowflake does not require any installation of software or hardware making it easy to implement for organizations who don't want to dedicate resources for setup, maintenance, and support of in-house servers.

What is a multi-cloud strategy used for?

A multi-cloud strategy allows for an organization to avoid being locked into one cloud service. This enables the organization to select the best cloud service to meet the requirements of a specific application or workload.

What are some of the benefits of a customer data platform?

Some benefits of a customer data platform are: having one place to store all data, an in-depth understanding of customers, identifying and targeting new customer segments, optimizing campaigns, and cost savings.

About the author

Warner is a SQL Server Certified Master, MVP, and Solutions Architect at Pythian, a global Canada-based company specializing in data and infrastructure services. A brief stint in .NET programming led to his early DBA formation, working for enterprise customers in Hewlett-Packard's ITO organization. From HP he transitioned to his current position at Pythian, managing multiple clients of different sizes and industries. He leads a highly-talented team of data professionals that keep things running ... more

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