Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse
Building an on-premise data warehouse remains a complex, costly endeavor. Startup Snowflake, founded in 2012 and officially launched in 2014, was founded to change all that by developing a data warehouse service based entirely in the cloud.
That plan became a reality in June with the general availability of the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse, a SQL-based data warehouse delivered as software-as-a-service in the Amazon Web Services cloud. The service offers native support for a diverse range of data types and works with structured and semi-structured data, the latter including increasingly analyzed machine data. It also boasts enterprise-class high-availability, disaster recovery and security.