The ability to make data-driven decision backed by accurate and timely information is a cornerstone of successful enterprises. But as the volume of business data increases, so do the challenges companies face finding insights from all that data. Enterprises need a way to store and analyze diverse data quickly and easily.
Today, we’re announcing a strategic partnership with Snowflake, a cloud-based data warehouse provider to help businesses do exactly that. Customers can now use Snowflake alongside Google Cloud’s comprehensive set of advanced analytics and machine learning solutions to derive meaningful insights from various data sources. This announcement aligns with Google Cloud’s partner-first strategy, enabling partners to develop innovative solutions, creating new opportunities for our customers and expanding what's possible in the cloud.
In conversations with enterprise customers across industries, we frequently hear that data analytics, data warehouses, and AI are top of mind. Over the past few months, both Snowflake and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have experienced a growing demand from customers to operationalize Snowflake on GCP for better performance and reliability. They also want to leverage other Google Cloud AI and data analytics solutions to get meaningful insights from their data. With this announcement, Snowflake customers will have the option to seamlessly and securely store data in Google Cloud Platform and get access to the performance, scalability and security of Google Cloud together with their analytics warehouse of choice.
“As more and more organizations adopt a multi-cloud strategy, it's become increasingly important for businesses to have a unified data source,” says Frank Slootman, CEO of Snowflake. “We’re excited to be working with Google Cloud to provide the flexibility and performance, that shared customers require to power their businesses ahead of the competition and into the future.”
McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management and healthcare technology solutions will be the first customer to leverage Snowflake on Google Cloud. In doing so, McKesson will power the development of next-generation applications, enhanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
Snowflake on Google Cloud will be available to customers through an early access program later in 2019, and general availability is expected by early 2020.