Snowflake is a great data warehousing tool that makes it easy to scale into the cloud. But if you’re using Snowflake, you know there can be some challenges with getting to a smooth, easy data ingestion process.
Not only can these challenges be costly in terms of time and resources, but they can end up leading to poor data quality that can negatively impact business decisions – and ultimately, customer experience. If left alone, bad data leads to harmful impacts on revenue.
Often, Stitch customers come to us having experienced a variety of data ingestion methods, such as:
These methods require hand-coding to import data into Snowflake, as well as knowledge of how to write SQL for SnowSQL and Web Interface, or Java or Python for Snowpipe. You also need a database administrator (DBA) and a skilled Snowflake user to interface with these options. Web Interface also limits file sizes to 50MB. The last option often requires a second data warehouse to store data and coding to connect the two databases.
While these methods have their place, none of them solve for the common obstacles most will run into once the data import process begins. Each leaves room for errors and takes data prep time (extracting, transforming, and data storage) outside of Snowflake in a pipeline that can easily break down.
With Stitch, you only need to know the credentials of the platform you want to export data from, and you do not need to have DBA-level knowledge to load data into Snowflake.
At Stitch, we hear some common pain points from engineers working with Snowflake in their businesses. They tell us they are tired of:
These four pain points are barriers to data ingestion, but they are easily addressed with Stitch:
Stitch is an enterprise-grade, secure, ETL platform that connects to 140+ of your favorite data sources, enabling you to create zero-maintenance cloud data pipelines in minutes. You can rapidly move data from your sources to Snowflake in just a few clicks, with no IT expertise required. It saves engineers’ time, creates a single source of truth for the business, and is automated so that pipelines automatically and continuously update.
We make getting started with Stitch easy. In this video, you’ll learn how to get connected to a free trial of Stitch directly from the Snowflake Partner Connect portal. Watch now to learn how Stitch can make data ingestion into Snowflake hassle- (and headache!) free.
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