February 26-28, 2024 — 8.8 Release Notes


The release has completed.

For differences between the in-advance and final versions of these release notes, see Release Notes Change Log.

Data Lake Updates

Secure Data Sharing for Iceberg tables

With this release, we are pleased to announce Secure Data Sharing support for Iceberg tables using shares. Before this release, only secure views on Iceberg tables could be shared. You can now directly share an Iceberg table without having to create a secure view.

For more information, see:

Extensibility Updates

External network access — General Availability

With this release, we are pleased to announce the general availability of external network access, with which you can access network locations external to Snowflake from within procedure and UDF handler code. This GA release is available on Google Cloud. External network access was already generally available for accounts using AWS and Azure (except in the Gov region).

When setting up external network access, you create a network rule that represents the external network location. If your handler code will need to authenticate with the external location, you create a secret containing the credentials needed. In handler code, you can use APIs to retrieve credential values from the secret.

For more information, see External network access overview.

Release Notes Change Log




Release notes

Initial publication (preview)


Query an Iceberg table without granting the USAGE privilege on related objects

Added to Data Lake Updates