Over 70 customer sessions, hands-on labs, leadership talks and more showcased the power of Data Cloud at Snowflake Summit 2021
No-Headquarters / BOZEMAN, Mont., June 22, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW), the Data Cloud company, hosted its third annual Snowflake Summit June 8-10 and brought together more than 60,000 registered people virtually around the world to explore the power transformational data. Throughout the event, Snowflake customers, partners, technical experts and executives came together to share product innovation, customer successes, and provide hands-on experience to unlock the value of data in the data cloud. Announcements and sessions at the event focused on empowering data scientists with features that provide scalability and choice, expanding what is possible with data in Snowflake’s data cloud.
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Visualization of the Snowflake data cloud. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Snowflake CEO and Chairman Frank Slootman and author Geoffrey Moore kicked off the event with a fireside chat about the future of technology, cloud computing trends and the number of Fortune 500 customers who are adopting the Data Cloud. A key theme of the discussion was the importance of having data without borders to achieve a deeper understanding of the relationships between data, and how innovations such as Snowpark, the new Snowflake developer experience announced at the Summit, allow data and models to be brought together from all sources in a transparent manner.
Snowflake Co-Founder and President of Products, Benoit Dageville, and Senior Vice President of Product Management, Christian Kleinerman, revealed in their keynote address extensive capabilities and product innovations across five key pillars that will allow businesses to do even more with Snowflake’s data cloud:
Connected industries, including new ways to discover, sample and deal with data providers right in Snowflake Data Marketplace.
Global data governance: Features like anonymous views and PII classification help users harness the power of data while ensuring personal data protection.
Platform optimizations: Improved storage economics, increased support for interactive experiences, and a new usage dashboard can deliver better performance and efficiency to customers.
Data programmability: Features such as Snowpark and Java UDF launch, a SQL Snowflake REST API, unstructured data support, and the Snowpark Accelerated Partner Program provide more scalability and choice for Data Scientists.
Powered by Snowflake: A Snowflake Partner Network (SPN) program designed to help software vendors and application developers like Adobe and Seismic build, operate and develop their applications in the Data Cloud.
The summit also recognized the next generation of Snowflake users – start-ups who are leveraging Snowflake to grow and grow their businesses. The Snowflake Startup Challenge saw three finalists compete to win an investment of up to $ 250,000 from Snowflake Ventures. A panel made up of executives from Snowflake and representatives from Sequoia Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures, chose OverlayAnalytics as the final winner.
Over 25 client sessions, from organizations such as Capital One, Adobe, Kraft Heinz, Western Union, NBCUniversal and more, shared best practices and strategies for data as a strategic business driver. Hands-on labs, industry-specific sessions, and in-depth technical dives provided actionable content for a wide range of data practitioners.
“Data is absolutely critical to the success of a business today,” said Denise Persson, CMO of Snowflake. “Once again, our annual Snowflake Summit brought together the industry’s best and most innovative data leaders with a comprehensive suite of highly relevant and valuable content, to learn, share and explore new ways to harness data as as a strategic business asset and move their business forward in the Data Cloud. “
This press release contains express and implied forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Snowflake’s business strategy, products, services and technology offerings, including those under development, and integration, interoperability and availability of the Snowflake platform with and on third party platforms. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those described under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended 30 April 2021 that Snowflake filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.
Snowflake allows each organization to mobilize its data with the Snowflake Data Cloud. Customers use the data cloud to unite data in silos, discover and share data securely, and run a variety of analytical workloads. No matter the data or the user, Snowflake offers a unique data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across multiple industries, including 187 in the 2020 Fortune 500 as of April 30, 2021, use Snowflake Data Cloud to power their businesses. Learn more at snowflake.com
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