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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)

Using cloning to set up new environments based on the production environment rapidly

In traditional database and data warehousing, setting up a new development environment can be a lengthy and costly process. The process typically requires replicating the production structures in a new development database. Then some sample data in the production databases is copied over into the new development database. The process is time-consuming and error-prone since it involves running table DDLs in a new environment and then inserting the sample data. Creating one or several new environments based on an existing production environment is a straightforward process in Snowflake. In this recipe, we will explore how we can use the cloning capabilities to create new development environments in a matter of minutes.

Getting ready

You will need to be connected to your Snowflake instance via the web UI to execute this recipe.

How to do it…

We will be creating a database, two schemas...