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Snowflake Cookbook

By : Hamid Mahmood Qureshi, Hammad Sharif
Book Image

Snowflake Cookbook

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)

Sharing a table with another Snowflake account

We will share a basic table with another Snowflake account through this recipe by creating a share and assigning the necessary privileges.

Getting ready

You will need to be connected to your Snowflake instance via the web UI or the SnowSQL client to execute this recipe. We will be acting as a data provider and sharing data with another Snowflake account, acting as the data consumer. Therefore, you will need to know the consumer Snowflake account and, more specifically, you will need to know the consumer account name.

Since we will be creating and consuming a share, which is an account level activity, ACCOUNTADMIN-level access is required on the Snowflake account acting as a provider and on the consumer Snowflake account.

How to do it…

We will be creating a table and populating that table with some sample data. We will share that table further in this recipe. The steps are as follows:

  1. We will start by creating...