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Snowflake Cookbook

By : Hamid Mahmood Qureshi, Hammad Sharif
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Book Image

Snowflake Cookbook

5 (1)
By: Hamid Mahmood Qureshi, Hammad Sharif

Overview of this book

Snowflake is a unique cloud-based data warehousing platform built from scratch to perform data management on the cloud. This book introduces you to Snowflake's unique architecture, which places it at the forefront of cloud data warehouses. You'll explore the compute model available with Snowflake, and find out how Snowflake allows extensive scaling through the virtual warehouses. You will then learn how to configure a virtual warehouse for optimizing cost and performance. Moving on, you'll get to grips with the data ecosystem and discover how Snowflake integrates with other technologies for staging and loading data. As you progress through the chapters, you will leverage Snowflake's capabilities to process a series of SQL statements using tasks to build data pipelines and find out how you can create modern data solutions and pipelines designed to provide high performance and scalability. You will also get to grips with creating role hierarchies, adding custom roles, and setting default roles for users before covering advanced topics such as data sharing, cloning, and performance optimization. By the end of this Snowflake book, you will be well-versed in Snowflake's architecture for building modern analytical solutions and understand best practices for solving commonly faced problems using practical recipes.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Creating a new Snowflake instance

There are a number of decisions that you need to make when setting up a new Snowflake instance via the Snowflake website at www.Snowflake.com. Among those decisions is also the question of what Snowflake edition you should get and which public cloud to host your instance on. Let's get answers to these as we go through the process of creating a new Snowflake instance.

Getting ready

Before starting this process, please have your contact details (name, email, company/business name, country, and so on) ready as you will be using them during the sign-up process. Your email address will be used to send a link to your Snowflake instance, so make sure you have the correct email address ready. You do not need payment information at this stage, but as soon as your trial expires (after 30 days), you will need to provide this.

How to do it…

The steps for this recipe are as follows:

  1. Let's start by creating a Snowflake account...