Introduction to Snowflake

These topics introduce the Snowflake architecture and basic features.

  • Key Concepts & Architecture

    Overview of Snowflake architecture and basic concepts.

  • Supported Cloud Platforms

    Overview of the cloud computing platforms on which Snowflake is offered.

  • Supported Cloud Regions

    Description of the different cloud platform regions in which Snowflake is offered.

  • Snowflake Editions

    Description of the services and features included with each edition of Snowflake.

  • Snowflake Releases

    Description of the Snowflake release process and instructions for requesting 12-hour early access for Enterprise Edition and Business Critical Edition accounts, or 24-hour early access for Virtual Private Snowflake (VPS) accounts.

  • Overview of Key Features

    List of key/major features in the current release of Snowflake.

  • Overview of the Data Lifecycle

    Introduction to the main tasks (and corresponding SQL commands) for getting your data into Snowflake and then using it to perform queries and other SQL operations.

  • Continuous Data Protection

    Introduction to the powerful and unique features that Snowflake provides for ensuring your data is protected, secure, and available.

  • Regulatory compliance

    Description of the major regulatory compliance standards Snowflake meets to ensure the highest levels of data assurance, security, and governance for data in Snowflake.