The Coolest Big Data System And Cloud Platform Companies Of The 2023 Big Data 100
Part 3 of CRN’s 2023 Big Data 100 takes a look at the vendors solution providers should know in the big data system and cloud platform space.
CEO: Frank Slootman
Since its official launch in 2014, Snowflake has grown beyond its initial focus on cloud data warehousing services to become a comprehensive data cloud platform for storing and managing big data, operating data warehouses and data lakes, performing data analytics and machine learning tasks, and even running data-intensive operational applications.
Over the last year the company has debuted data clouds for specific industries such as healthcare and life sciences, financial services and retail/CPG. In February it added the Telecom Data Cloud to that lineup and, just this month, a manufacturing industry offering.
Snowflake also has aggressively recruited ISVs to develop their applications for the Snowflake data cloud using the company’s Snowpark developer framework. The company also has entered the data brokerage business with its Snowflake Marketplace where third-party vendors can sell data and applications.