+ Snowflake

Snowflake has been a game changer for data warehousing projects, drastically reducing the deployment complexity of such scalable architectures, and allowing companies to pay for what they really need and use.

DataGalaxy named Select Technology Partner by Snowflake. This partnership allows our customers to benefit from a deeper integration, bringing data governance capabilities on top of their Snowflake data cloud.

some context

Why a data governance tool for Snowflake?

Main problems

Like most of the database services, Snowflake itself won’t help much finding your way with business matters. Answers to your questions are somewhere here in your data, but where should you start?

  • Where can I find detailed information about my clients?
  • How fresh is the data displayed in the table I’m looking at?
  • What does the gross margin column refer to? How is it calculated ?
  • How are the client and the bill tables related to each other?
  • How can I check how fast my database is growing?

Such information cannot be found easily in Snowflake, and that’s where your data governance tool comes in place, giving you the ability to document and go further than what Snowflake by itself can tell you.

lightspeed online start

Start your Snowflake data catalog in 10 seconds

No need for a complex architecture deployment, DataGalaxy is shipped with an online connector. We’ll guide you when setting up an appropriate Snowflake account, and you are good to go! You can schedule the import process if you want to stay synchronized with the changes done in Snowflake by you or your colleagues.

immediate benefits

Get knowledge insights out of Snowflake efficiently

Start managing your Snowflake assets

Here is a sample of what you can see in DataGalaxy once your import is done. From there you and your team can start adding key meta data to govern those assets : accountable people, categorization tags, confidentiality levels… name your need.

Visualize insightful lineages

Once your Snowflake assets are synchronized, internal and external dependencies will be created and you can start exploring a company’s scoped lineage.

Get observability insights

DataGalaxy Snowflake connector takes a snapshot of your table metrics such as the storage size and row count, and DataGalaxy keeps tracks of these values so that you can easily check how your ressources evolve over time.

Common business vocabulary

But that’s just a start, because DataGalaxy Data Governance capability is all about talking with a common business vocabulary referenced in your central glossary.
DataGalaxy helps you here by automatically generating a business glossary from your data source, either linking it to existing assets in your business glossary, or adding new entries when necessary.

And the way back?

And what about being stuck trying to find your way in Snowflake? Because you for sure don’t want to go back and forth between your data governance tool and your data cloud data services, our chrome plugin gives you all the powered search and browsing capabilities that we can expect when connected to the platform. No need to switch between tabs in order to get the right information, it’s all there.

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