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October 14, 2020 - Snowflake: The Modern Cloud Data Platform

Ritesh Mishra

Conventional Data Platforms and Big Data Solutions

Having good working experience as an Oracle Datawarehouse professional, I have seen the many challenges that regular customers face with traditional Datawarehouse solutions like degraded query performance, scaling CPU or memory, spinning off another instance, etc. For many of these activities, you might have to involve a DBA and/or Infrastructure team and would also require downtime of your Datawarehouse as well as the activity being planned over the weekend(s). Along with this, many of these solutions do not support semi-structured data, which led the industry to move towards Big Data solutions, having their own set of overhead and need of skilled people. With most of the customers adopting Cloud solutions, there is a push for a fresh approach towards futuristic Cloud based Datawarehouse solutions that include several critical features, like scaling, ease of administration, low TCO, better performance, etc.

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