Supported Regions

Regions let your organization choose where your data is geographically stored across your regional, national, and international operations. Regions also determine where your compute resources are provisioned.

Snowflake supports multiple regions across multiple cloud platforms:

Cloud regions supported by Snowflake

Important

Each Snowflake account is located in a single region. If you wish to use Snowflake across multiple regions, you must maintain a Snowflake account in each of the desired regions.

In this Topic:

North America (US and Canada) Regions

General Regions

Snowflake supports the following regions in the US and Canada. They are intended for general commercial use:

Cloud Platform / Region         

Cloud Region ID

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

US West (Oregon)

us-west-2

US East (Ohio)

us-east-2

US East (N. Virginia)

us-east-1

Canada (Central)

ca-central-1

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

US Central1 (Iowa)

us-central1

Microsoft Azure

West US 2 (Washington)

west-us-2

East US 2 (Virginia)

east-us-2

Canada Central (Toronto)

canada-central

Government Regions

For government agencies that require compliance with US federal privacy and security standards, such as FIPS 140-2 and FedRAMP (Moderate Impact), Snowflake supports the following regions in the US:

Cloud Platform / Region         

Cloud Region ID

Region Details

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

US East (Commercial Gov - N. Virginia)

us-east-1

This region is not located in AWS GovCloud (US), which is a separate, dedicated government cloud not yet supported by Snowflake. Instead, it is part of the AWS US East (N. Virginia) commercial region. . . However, this region has been configured to meet the requirements for FIPS 140-2 and FedRAMP (Moderate Impact) and, therefore, is appropriate for any government agencies and other organizations that require compliance with these standards.

Microsoft Azure

US Gov Virginia

us-gov-virginia

This region is located in Microsoft Azure Government, a dedicated cloud that is available only to US government agencies and their partners, and is operated only by screened US citizens.

Note

These regions are only supported for Snowflake accounts on Business Critical Edition (or higher).

In addition, self-service provisioning of initial Snowflake accounts in these regions is not available. To provision an initial account in these regions, you must contact Snowflake.

European Union (EU) Regions

These regions are supported for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in the European Union. Multiple regions are provided to allow your organization to meet its individual compliance and data sovereignty requirements.

Snowflake supports the following EU regions:

Cloud Platform / Region         

Cloud Region ID

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

EU (Ireland)

eu-west-1

EU (Frankfurt)

eu-central-1

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Europe West2 (London)

europe-west2

Europe West4 (Netherlands)

europe-west4

Microsoft Azure

West Europe (Netherlands)

west-europe

Switzerland North (Zurich)

switzerland-north

Asia Pacific Regions

These regions are supported for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in Japan, India, Southeast Asia, or Australia. Multiple regions are provided to allow your organization to meet its individual compliance and data sovereignty requirements.

Snowflake supports the following Asia Pacific regions:

Cloud Platform / Region         

Cloud Region ID

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

ap-northeast-1

Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

ap-south-1

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

ap-southeast-1

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

ap-southeast-2

Microsoft Azure

Southeast Asia (Singapore)

southeast-asia

Australia East (New South Wales)

australia-east

Region Time Zones for Support

Snowflake supports multiple editions with each edition offering different levels of service.

Effective May 1, 2020:

  • All new accounts, regardless of Snowflake Edition, receive Premier support, which includes 24/7 coverage.

  • Standard Edition accounts that were provisioned before this date will continue to receive Standard support until the accounts are transitioned to Premier support.

    Standard support hours are Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, across all regions, but the time zones vary depending on the geographic location of the region:

    North America

    Pacific Time (PST or PDT)

    EU

    Central Europe Time (CET or CEST)

    Asia Pacific

    Australian Eastern Time (AEST or AEDT)

Differences Between Regions

Snowflake features and services are identical across regions except for some newly-introduced features (based on cloud platform or region). However, there are some differences in unit costs for credits and data storage between regions.

Another factor that impacts unit costs is whether your Snowflake account is On Demand or Capacity.

For more information about pricing as it pertains to a specific region and account type, see the pricing page (on the Snowflake website).

Considerations for Choosing a Region for Your Account

When you request a Snowflake account, either through self-service or a Snowflake representative, you can choose the region where the account is located. For example, you can decide to locate an account in a particular region on a particular cloud platform to address latency concerns and/or provide additional backup and disaster recovery beyond the standard recovery support provided by Snowflake. Snowflake does not place any restrictions on the region where you choose to locate each account.

If latency is a concern, you should choose the available region with the closest geographic proximity to your end users; however, this may have cost implications, due to pricing differences between the regions. For more details, see the pricing page (in the Snowflake website).

If you are a government agency or a commercial organization that must comply with specific privacy and security requirements of the US government, you can choose between two dedicated government regions provided by Snowflake.

Important

Regions do not limit user access to Snowflake; they only dictate the geographic location where data is stored and compute resources are provisioned.

In addition, Snowflake does not move data between accounts, so any data in an account in a region remains in the region unless users explicitly choose to copy, move, or replicate the data.

Specifying Region Information in Your Account Hostname

A hostname for a Snowflake account starts with an account name (provided by Snowflake) and ends with the Snowflake domain (snowflakecomputing.com):

account_name.snowflakecomputing.com

However, note that your full account name may include additional segments that identify the region and cloud platform where your account is hosted.

Account name examples by region

If your account name is xy12345:

Cloud Platform / Region

Full Account Name

AWS

US West (Oregon)

xy12345

US East (Ohio)

xy12345.us-east-2.aws

US East (N. Virginia)

xy12345.us-east-1

US East (Commercial Gov - N. Virginia)

xy12345.us-east-1-gov.aws

Canada (Central)

xy12345.ca-central-1.aws

EU (Ireland)

xy12345.eu-west-1

EU (Frankfurt)

xy12345.eu-central-1

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

xy12345.ap-northeast-1.aws

Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

xy12345.ap-south-1.aws

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

xy12345.ap-southeast-1

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

xy12345.ap-southeast-2

GCP

US Central1 (Iowa)

xy12345.us-central1.gcp

Europe West2 (London)

xy12345.europe-west2.gcp

Europe West4 (Netherlands)

xy12345.europe-west4.gcp

Azure

West US 2 (Washington)

xy12345.west-us-2.azure

East US 2 (Virginia)

xy12345.east-us-2.azure

US Gov Virginia

xy12345.us-gov-virginia.azure

Canada Central (Toronto)

xy12345.canada-central.azure

West Europe (Netherlands)

xy12345.west-europe.azure

Switzerland North (Zurich)

xy12345.switzerland-north.azure

Southeast Asia (Singapore)

xy12345.southeast-asia.azure

Australia East (New South Wales)

xy12345.australia-east.azure

Important

If either of the following conditions is true, your account name is different than the structure described in this example:

  • If your Snowflake Edition is VPS, please contact Snowflake Support for details about your account name.

  • If AWS PrivateLink is enabled for your account, your account name requires an additional privatelink segment. For more details, see AWS PrivateLink & Snowflake.