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Snowflake and the Data Cloud Phenomenon | Foley on Data

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With hundreds of thousands of companies surging into the cloud and aspiring to be a data-driven business, cloud databases are becoming the central nervous system for the digital economy. Award-winning journalist and world-class content leader John Foley—who’s also a Cloud Wars contributing editor—has created the Cloud Database Report to help business leaders and the tech industry stay up to date on this red-hot strategic technology.

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The Big Themes:

  • Fundamental and important to the model: Data lakes, data hubs, data warehouses, data marketplaces – that’s a lot of data.
  • Snowflake has popularized the concept: Other vendors are latching onto it – you could argue it is kind of revolutionizing that whole model.
  • Google announced Dataplex: A data fabric for integration, and they also announced an analytics hub for data sharing and analytics, and sharing insights into the data stream.
  • A definition of cloud computing: Still holds up to the light of day after 13 years – including databases and data sources across an enterprise.

The Big Quote:“I think that plumbing is involved, but it’s less about plumbing and more about business strategy.”

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