Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, who recently ripped the data architecture of Microsoft

Snowflake CEO Rips Microsoft, Amazon, Google for Outdated Architecture

June 7, 2021
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, feeling feisty after posting Q1 revenue growth of 110%, said a big chunk of that growth is coming from upgrading legacy data warehouses that Microsoft, Amazon and Google can’t handle because they’re “not sitting on good architecture.” This is truly a case of the little guy picking a fight with the
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Snowflake logo on Wall Street, representing its recent 1 billion queries milestone

Snowflake Hits Another Milestone: 1 Billion Queries in 24 Hours

June 3, 2021
When Snowflake announced its Q1 FY2022 earnings, one metric stood out as a harbinger of where the cloud database market is heading: Snowflake processed one billion queries in a single day, CEO Frank Slootman revealed during the Q1 review.  Why does that matter? A query is a request to access data from a database. It
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Snowflake banner on a building on Wall Street, celebrating its hypergrowth

Snowflake Bets Continued Hypergrowth on Explosive Trend in Cloud

April 9, 2021
Snowflake is intensifying the vertical-industry focus that has been a major part of its early success and that will continue to enhance the relatively small company’s credibility and appeal among large enterprises, says CEO Frank Slootman. Earlier this week, Snowflake hammered its way into my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, displacing Adobe in the
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Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings for April 5, 2021

Snowflake Blasts into the Cloud Wars Top 10, Replacing #10 Adobe

April 7, 2021
Despite having annual revenue of well under $600 million, high-growth superstar Snowflake has forced its way into the Cloud Wars Top 10 by seizing the data-cloud position that all the major cloud players missed and are now eager to claim. Snowflake replaces #10 Adobe on my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings. While Adobe’s Digital
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Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman shares the company's Q4 cloud revenue numbers

Snowflake: 4 Big Steps on Journey to $1 Billion in Data Cloud Revenue

March 5, 2021
Snowflake continued on its high-growth trajectory in its fiscal Q4 ended Jan. 31 with product revenue jumping 116% to $178 million and overall revenue soaring 117% to $190 million.  Revenue for the fiscal year was $592 million. The cloud database provider’s guidance for the current year puts it on track to generate product revenue of
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Logos for the cloud database leaders Snowflake, SAP, AWS, and Google Cloud

Surging Cloud Databases Will Blow Past Legacy Databases in Mega Platform Shift

February 22, 2021
The database market is in the throes of its biggest change of the last 50 years.  Cloud databases will soon overtake traditional on-premises databases—the ones long used for transactions and analytics in corporate data centers—as the preferred data-management platforms for many use cases.  The transition is happening so fast that Gartner, in a strategic planning
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Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy

Can Oracle Beat AWS and Snowflake in the Cloud Database Wars?

January 9, 2021
Forget what we know about who leads the database market. The market is being upended by a new breed of cloud database providers, led by Snowflake but there are many others. And transformation-driven customers are eager for new and better approaches to data management. The database market was long defined by deep-rooted incumbents—Oracle, IBM, SAP,
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