The Data Warrior

Changing the world, one data model at a time. How can I help you?

Archive for the category “Big Data”

Snowday! Sunny, with a 100% Chance of Innovation

What a great event! So many announcements and great demos, plus and awesome live Q&A with our Snowflake leaders.

At Snowday 2021, Snowflake announced exciting new product capabilities that expand what is possible in the Data Cloud. In addition to announcing Python support in Snowpark (currently in private preview), these latest innovations make it easier for organizations to maintain business continuity across clouds and regions; help data engineers and data scientists build pipelines, ML workflows, and data applications faster; and remove the complexity of getting the right data into the hands of customers.

The Snowflake Data Cloud is a global network connecting organizations through data, creating new opportunities for collaboration to improve business outcomes, and fundamentally changing what is possible across industries. For Kraft Heinz, its data science teams are able to build and test models dramatically faster in Snowflake compared with its prior data lake. For NBCUniversal, it’s building brand-new advertising targeting and measurement products, in a secure and privacy-compliant way using Snowflake’s governance and data sharing capabilities. And for 84.51°, it’s built a Collaborative Cloud that takes complexity off the table and unlocks new possibilities for grocers and CPGs sharing and collaborating on data.

Snowflake continues to expand the scope and possibilities of the Data Cloud, delivering unique innovations that enable customers to:

  • Operate globally
  • Eliminate silos
  • Build faster
  • Create new businesses

Catch up on all the details on the  Snowflake blog.

Check it out!

Kent

The Data Warrior

P.S. Registration for Snowflake Summit 2022 is now open!

 

Snowflake Launches Unstructured Data Support in Public Preview

This is great news that many of us have been waiting for! Now we can have all our data in one place.

From Day 1, Snowflake has supported structured and semi-structured data. Snowflake has provided exceptional performance for those data types and has been a pioneer in processing them. Today, Snowflake is adding support for unstructured data to allow customers to deliver more use cases with a single platform. The support for unstructured data management includes built-in capabilities to store, access, process, manage, govern, and share unstructured data in Snowflake. Now you can get all the benefits of the Snowflake Data Cloud with performance, concurrency, and scale for unstructured data.

Read to entire blog for all the details on how you can use this feature.  Unstructured Data Support in Public Preview

This really opens up a lot of new uses cases and makes doing analytics on unstructured data much easier.

Enjoy y’all!

Kent

The Data Warrior

A New Ethics of AI

In my latest post I tackle one of those current hot topics – Ethics (and bias) in AI and machine learning.

People tend to simplify. So all types of machine-assisted thinking get dubbed “artificial intelligence,” or AI.

What we’re really talking about with AI or machine learning is an algorithmic approach to analysis: We’re going to look at a bunch of data, and artificial intelligence is going to help us figure some things out. It’s going to tell us things we would have a difficult time finding ourselves.

Here’s where machine learning comes in. It’s all about training a model. When we speak about a model we’re really just talking about code. It’s a coded algorithm—a coded set. A statistical model is the other term for it. So for the data architects of the world, when we think of a data model, we’re thinking of tables, columns, and relationships. In the simplest form, however, we’re talking about a specific set of data.

Check out my thoughts on how we can try to deal with ethics and bias here: A New Ethics of AI

What do you think about this topic?

Cheers!

Kent

The Data Warrior

Snowflake Summit 2021

It’s almost time! The annual Snowflake Summit is just a few weeks away.

Data is everywhere and it holds the keys to unlocking your organization’s success today and in the future. Attend Snowflake Summit and you’ll learn how to use the #DataCloud to unify, analyze, and share data previously out of your reach for more impact than you have ever imagined.

Data Together Now will inspire business and technical leaders, data scientists and engineers, data and analytics professionals, and application developers, to lead their organizations to a data-driven future, today. There is something for everyone in the organization.

You can be a DATA LEADER!

SAVE THE DATE:

AMERICAS: June 8-9  | 9  am PT  |  12 pm ET |  View Agenda

ASIA PACIFIC: June 9-10  | 10 am AEST  |  9 am JST |   View Agenda

EMEA AND INDIA: June 9-10  | 9 am BST  |  10 am CEST  |  1.30 pm IST |  View Agenda

So what are you waiting for? Register today.

Let it snow!

Kent

The Data Warrior

Snowflake Data Cloud Summit 2020

This will be an EPIC event that you will not want to miss.

Join me and the rest of the Snowflake team at Data Cloud Summit 2020! This year we are going virtual with eight business and technology summit tracks, filled with never-before-seen demos, customer presentations, fun interviews, fireside executive chats and, of course, technical deep dive sessions.

This is a totally FREE event that will deliver:

  • 8 tracks
  • 40+ Sessions
  • 25+ partners

All focused on using the Snowflake Data Cloud to #MobilizeYourData!

Mark this date on your calendar – November 17, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM PT.

And if you miss any part of the event, sessions will be available for replay immediately after.

Register now:  Snowflake Data Cloud Summit 2020

And if you CAN’T Make the North American event, we have additional dedicated events for all my global friends too:

The EMEA event will be on November 18th. Register here: Data Cloud Summit – EMEA

For my friends down under in APAC, the event will be November 19: Data Cloud Summit – APAC

And for all the folks in JAPAN, we have an event just for you on November 25th: Data Cloud Summit – Japan

So no reason to miss this great event.

Check out the agenda today and plan you viewing!

See you online.

Kent G

The Data Warrior and Chief Technical Evangelist, Snowflake

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: