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The 10 Coolest Big Data Tools Of 2022 (So Far)
Data is an increasingly valuable asset for businesses and a critical component of many digital transformation and business automation initiatives. Here’s a look at 10 cool tools in the big data management and analytics space that made their debut in the first half of the year.
At the Snowflake Summit 2022 conference in June data cloud service provider Snowflake debuted Unistore, a new service that processes transactional and analytical data workloads together on a single platform. Unistore, according to Snowflake, simplifies and streamlines the development of transactional applications and provides consistent data governance capabilities, high performance and near-unlimited scale.
While transactional and analytical data are traditionally maintained separately, Unistore expands Snowflake’s data cloud to include transactional use cases. At the core of Unistore is Hybrid Tables, new technology that includes single-row operations and allows users to build transactional applications directly on Snowflake and quickly perform analytics on transactional data.
At the conference, Snowflake also debuted the Native Application Framework that customer and partner developers can use to build data-intensive applications, monetize them through the Snowflake Marketplace and run them directly within their Snowflake instances, reducing the need to move data.
Unistore and the Native Application Framework are key products for Snowflake’s plans to expand beyond its data management and data analytics roots into the realm of operational applications.