Overview of the Product Offerings for Secure Data Sharing

Snowflake provides three product offerings for data sharing that utilize Snowflake Secure Data Sharing to connect providers of data with consumers.

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Direct Share

Diagram of the direct share

Direct Share is the simplest form of data sharing that enables account-to-account sharing of data utilizing Snowflake’s Secure Data Sharing.

As a data provider you can easily share data with another company so that your data shows up in their Snowflake account without having to copy it over or move it.

Snowflake Data Marketplace

Diagram of data sharing via the data exchange

Snowflake Data Marketplace is available to all Snowflake customers hosted on non-VPS Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.

The Data Marketplace utilizes Snowflake Secure Data Sharing to connect providers of data with consumers. You can discover and access a variety of third-party data and have those datasets available directly in your Snowflake account to query without transformation and join it with your own data. If you need to use several different vendors for data sourcing, the Data Marketplace gives you one single location from where to get the data.

You can also become a provider and publish data in the Data Marketplace, which is an attractive proposition if you are thinking about data monetization and different routes to market.

The Data Exchange leverages the new Snowflake web interface. Once you login to your Snowflake account, click the Data Marketplace button, which opens a new tab. Log in one more time using your Snowflake user credentials. The credentials are remembered for subsequent logins.

If you are an AWS PrivateLink or Azure Private Link customer and wish to access the Snowflake Data Marketplace through the new Snowflake web interface, you must first create a CNAME record, as described in the Snowflake documentation:

Data Exchange

Diagram of data sharing via the marketplace

Data Exchange is your own data hub for securely collaborating around data between a selected group of members that you invite. It enables providers to publish data that can then be discovered by consumers.

You can share data at scale with your entire business ecosystem such as suppliers, partners, vendors, and customers, as well as other business units at your own company. It allows you to control who can join, publish, consume, and access data.

Once your Data Exchange is provisioned and configured, you can invite members and specify whether they can consume data, provide data, or both.

The Data Exchange is available to all non-VPS Snowflake accounts hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, globally, with the exception of Microsoft Azure Government. Support for accounts on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure Government is planned.

The Data Exchange leverages the new Snowflake web interface. Once you login to your Snowflake account, click the Preview App button, which opens a new tab. Log in one more time using your Snowflake user credentials. The crdentials are remembered for subsequent logins.

If you are an AWS PrivateLink or Azure Private Link customer and wish to access the Snowflake Data Marketplace through the new Snowflake web interface, you must first create a CNAME record, as described in the Snowflake documentation: