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Thoughts on Snowflake Database Provisioning

David Stelfox takes us through some thoughts on provisioning instances of Snowflake:

For this example, I’ve chosen an open dataset of 2017 taxi rides in New York City. There are a few options for interacting with Snowflake: a dialog box approach in the web-based GUI, using SQL statements in the Worksheets tab in the GUI or a CLI called SnowSQL. For this example, I used SQL statements as I find them easier to follow what’s happening. Once you have set up your account (or trial) and logged in, you need to create your first database.

Click through for some how-to as well as thoughts about cost and performance.