Snowflake cloud data warehouse solution is now available on Microsoft Azure in preview. Snowflake mentioned that demand for Snowflake on Azure came from its customers and especially from retail customers who don’t want to run their data on AWS. Nielsen, the global measurement and data analytics company, has built its next-generation Connected System by leveraging Snowflake and Microsoft Azure. Snowflake will fully support their solution on both AWS and Azure, while taking advantage of the unique capabilities that each platform.
“Organizations continue to move their data analytics to the cloud at an increasing pace, with the cloud data warehouse at the core of their strategy. Customer demand for an Azure-based data warehouse is also on the rise. We’re working with Microsoft to provide the performance, concurrency and flexibility that Azure customers require from a modern, cloud-built data warehouse,” said Snowflake CEO, Bob Muglia.
“Migration of an enterprise data warehouse to the cloud is a key requirement for Azure customers. We look forward to partnering with Snowflake to enable these data warehouse migrations for enterprise customers moving onto Microsoft Azure. I am excited to have Snowflake available on the Azure platform,” said Corporate Vice President for Azure Compute at Microsoft Corp., Corey Sanders.