Snowflake Components in Talend

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Data Governance > Third-party systems > Cloud storages > Snowflake components
Data Quality and Preparation > Third-party systems > Cloud storages > Snowflake components
Design and Development > Third-party systems > Cloud storages > Snowflake components
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Talend Studio

Overview

Talend Summer 2017 (version 6.4.1) provides the General Availability (GA) release of the Snowflake components previously available as a freely downloadable Technical Preview from the Talend Exchange.

These components provide the connectivity and data processing support for Talend Jobs that read and write data to a Snowflake cloud-instance.

What is Snowflake?

Snowflake is a patented data technology, designed from the ground up for the cloud, that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Implemented as a fully-relational SQL database, Snowflake supports both structured and semi-structured data, standard SQL queries, and ACID compliance without complex administration or operation requirements. The Snowflake Architecture separates data storage from a multi-clustered compute facility enabling a unique, scalable, and managed resource for a data warehouse in the cloud.

The key to understanding how the Snowflake database works is that the storage mechanism (built upon AWS S3) is separated from the compute mechanism. They work together when a connection is made. This allows Snowflake to deliver a highly-scalable database in the cloud where you add more storage as needed, and create an elastic cluster for computational work. Simply put, you pay for what you use when you use it.

Snowflake provides a web-based Workbench for user access to the administration and configuration of an environment. Creating a Warehouse is easy, sized appropriate to needs. Configuration settings support when an idle instance should shut down, and the number of nodes to spin up as needed.
Switching to the Database tab, creating a database and granting user permissions to it is also quite easy. Here you can see the tables in a selected database and its current footprint.
The Worksheet tab provides users a graphical interface to execute SQL queries directly against a database.