Cohesity announced a partnership with Snowflake to make it easier for companies to derive analytical insights from their Snowflake data records on-premises, at the edge, or in the cloud while adhering to data sovereignty and compliance requirements.
Today, many companies want to reap the benefits of Snowflake’s remarkable analytics capabilities. However, this often requires moving data to the Snowflake Data Cloud to conduct the analysis. In some cases, sovereignty, compliance restrictions, or high costs associated with migrating and managing large volumes of data stand in the way of moving mission-critical data to Snowflake’s cloud-native solution. Indeed, 79% of organizations consider security to be a top cloud challenge, while 73% cite compliance.
This joint solution provides the flexibility to maintain data on-prem with Cohesity SmartFiles or in the cloud while leveraging Snowflake’s powerful analytics capabilities. This is the best of both worlds—unifying siloed data and giving you the freedom of choice to manage and analyze your data wherever it resides while adhering to stringent internal policies.
SmartFiles is a software-defined, unified file and object solution for the hybrid cloud with native S3, NFS, and SMB protocol support. It provides a modern, massively scalable platform for managing unstructured data. With global visibility and management capabilities through Cohesity Data Cloud, data management and security are radically simplified. Organizations are uniquely empowered to efficiently manage data at scale, with dramatic data reduction as high as 96x or greater for significant cost of ownership benefits.
Snowflake supports external tables where data can be stored on-prem with SmartFiles. External tables store file-level metadata, which enables data stored in external stages to be quickly and conveniently queried as if it were managed by Snowflake in the cloud.
Details of the Cohesity Snowflake joint solution
The joint solution delivers multiple benefits:
Increase performance and efficiency around data insights
Avoid migration and compliance challenges by querying on-prem data lakes without ingesting data into Snowflake.
Accelerate query performance by easily creating materialized views on external tables.
Run ad-hoc queries directly on raw data before ingesting the data into Snowflake.
Significantly reduce data costs
Consolidate siloed data on SmartFiles for as much as a 51% or greater TCO reduction.
Drive up to 96x or greater storage efficiency with global deduplication, compression, and small file optimization across data center volumes.
Avoid CapEx spend by lowering power, cooling, and floorspace costs while reducing support and maintenance costs to free up significant time for administrators.
Safeguard your data with ironclad security
Protect your enterprise data at an unlimited scale with immutable snapshots, detect anomalies that can signify a cyberattack to minimize disruption, and get back to business quickly with instant recovery capabilities.
Achieve unlimited scale with hybrid cloud flexibility
Grow seamlessly at the pace of your business with software-defined simplicity and broad flexibility to deploy on-prem, at the edge, or in your cloud of choice.
Get greater value from your data
Snowflake and Cohesity are better together when it comes to deriving greater value from your data. We share a common goal of simplifying data management and security while accelerating access and empowering deep data insights. Looking ahead, Cohesity is actively innovating to further unlock data value with AI-ready data that’s clean, accurate, and available wherever needed. This will empower the most innovative businesses to securely and responsibly bring AI to their data, with greater speed and accuracy than ever before.