If your company relies on Snowflake for data insights, you may be re-thinking that relationship. What began as a regional outage yesterday on Azure East went global until 2pm PST today, causing tweets to ring out:
Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time before this happened: Snowflake provisions and operates data warehouse infrastructure on public cloud platforms on your behalf using its own accounts (spending $billions in the process). When there’s a problem, like there was today, you have nothing to fall back on. Even if you had the budget and foresight to maintain an expensive mirror of your Snowflake system on another public cloud platform, you would still be out of luck, because the entire service was down across all three clouds.
There is a better way:
And if your data warehouse is critical to your business, peace of mind isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Just ask a Snowflake customer about that, after today.
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