Sample Data Sets

Snowflake provides sample data sets, such as the industry-standard TPC-DS and TPC-H benchmarks, for evaluating and testing a broad range of Snowflake’s SQL support.

Sample data sets are provided in a database named SNOWFLAKE_SAMPLE_DATA that has been shared with your account from the Snowflake SFC_SAMPLES account.

The database contains a schema for each data set, with the sample data stored in the tables in each schema. The database and schemas do not utilize any data storage so they do not incur storage charges for your account. You can execute queries on the tables in these databases just as you would with any other databases in your account; however, just as with other databases, executing queries requires a running, current warehouse for your session, which consumes credits.


The sample database is enabled by default for newer accounts. If the database is not enabled for your account and you would like access to it, please contact Snowflake Support.

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