Chapter 1: Getting Started with Snowflake

Snowflake is a cloud analytics solution that uses the cloud's flexibility and cost benefits but does not compromise on providing the user with a database-like environment. It allows the user to manage data using familiar concepts. Moreover, it allows the user to use SQL to query data. This chapter will provide you with an introduction to Snowflake's architecture and its different components. Then, you'll learn how to connect to Snowflake via its Web UI. You will also be introduced to the concept of a Virtual warehouse and how a Virtual warehouse can be used elastically according to the complexity of user queries. Later, we move onto the ecosystem support for Snowflake, explaining how Snowflake can be ...

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