Snowflake, a cloud data warehouse vendor, recently announced Data Sharing, which enables any Snowflake customer to share any part of their data warehouse with other Snowflake customers.
Compared to traditional data sharing techniques, Snowflake’s method is simple because no data is moved or copied. Traditional Methods. Typically, organizations that share data, whether internally with different divisions or externally with customers or partners, can either use replication, file transfers, application programming interfaces, or email. However, these approaches are suboptimal since in all cases the data must be duplicated, physically moved, and stored in a separate database.
Author: Henry H. Eckerson