Iceberg Ahead! All you need to know about Snowflake’s Polaris Catalog

What is the Polaris Catalog? At the Snowflake Summit 2024 Snowflake’s CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy announced the Polaris Catalog during the main keynote speech. The announcement around the Polaris Catalog has…
Kristijan Berta June 21, 2024

How to Parse & Flatten XML in Snowflake With Examples

In this post we cover every detail of parsing XML in Snowflake including storing, loading, querying, and parsing XML. Very few cloud data platforms have native support for parsing XML.…
Kristijan Berta June 3, 2024

Data Orchestration Deep Dive Snowflake Tasks. An Airflow replacement? 

What are Snowflake Tasks Snowflake introduced Tasks for scheduling and orchestrating data pipelines and workflows in late 2019. The first release of Tasks only offered the option to schedule SQL…
Kristijan Berta May 3, 2024

Benchmarking Snowflake Native Apps

As a long time user of Snowflake we are impressed with the near unlimited scalability of the Snowflake Data Cloud. We were wondering if the same scalability and performance magic…
Kristijan Berta November 20, 2023

Optimal Usage of Snowflake Virtual Warehouses: Breaking Down Parallelism & Concurrency

If you aim to harness the full potential of Snowflake's virtual warehouses, it's crucial to grasp how Snowflake datalake architecture handles concurrency and parallelism. Here's a simplified rundown: 🔍 Basics…
Kristijan Berta September 29, 2023

7 guardrails against common mistakes that inflate Snowflake credit usage 

Dodge costly pitfalls Snowflake implementation has pioneered dozens of innovations in the data platform space. The long list includes separation of compute and storage, physical workload separation, data sharing, data…
Kristijan Berta September 13, 2023
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