Snowflake offers Microsoft Azure cloud computing

Customer demand for an Azure-based data warehouse is on the rise.
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Snowflake Computing has announced the immediate availability of its data warehouse-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure for preview.

Customer demand for Azure, and the need for large organisations to have flexibility across their cloud strategy, has prompted the company to offer Azure as a cloud computing option to run Snowflake’s cloud-built data warehouse.

Data analytics company Nielsen built their next generation Connected System as a cloud-native platform. “We strongly believe that advancements in computing will happen more rapidly on the Cloud. We are proactively building the future of our business by leveraging Snowflake & Microsoft Azure,” said Srini Varadarajan, CTO ofBuy, Nielsen.

Nielsen’s Connected System operates on large volumes of global, retail, point-of-sale data to produce analytics that enable FMCG and retail companies around the world to achieve sustained, profitable growth in today’s ever-evolving industries.

“Snowflake and Azure deliver the scale and performance we need to enable modern data analytics so we can deliver our customers the product and consumer insights they need," Varadarajan said. "We look forward to what’s on the horizon with Azure and Snowflake.”

Bob Muglia, Snowflake CEO, commented: “Organisations continue to move their data analytics to the cloud at an increasing pace, with the cloud data warehouse at the core of their strategy. Customer demand for an Azure-based data warehouse is also on the rise. We’re working with Microsoft to provide the performance, concurrency and flexibility that Azure customers require from a modern, cloud-built data warehouse.”

Corporate Vice President for Azure Compute at Microsoft Corp., Corey Sanders added: “Migration of an enterprise data warehouse into the cloud is a key requirement for Azure customers. We look forward to partnering with Snowflake to enable these data warehouse migrations for enterprise customers moving onto Microsoft Azure. We are pleased to welcome Snowflake to the Azure platform.”

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