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  • Case Statements With Multiple Conditions In Snowflake (Examples)
    A CASE statement lets you perform conditional logic in SQL. It’s like an if-then-else structure found in other programming languages. A CASE statement with multiple conditions evaluates more than one condition in its structure. This article is a practical walkthrough of using CASE statements with multiple conditions in Snowflake. It also covers nested CASE statements. … Read more
  • Streams In Snowflake – Beginner Guide
    This article walks you through the basics of streams in Snowflake. We start with what they are for and move into more complex concepts such as their architecture and how they work. We’ll also dive into what you need to know to get started: Let’s get into it. Role Of Streams In Snowflake Streams are … Read more
  • Get Started With Python And Snowflake – Beginner Guide
    This tutorial gets you started with creating scripts to read and write data in Snowflake. You will learn how to: When you’ve mastered these steps (they’re quite simple), I’ll go into several ways to secure the account details you use for the connection. Optional: Create A Virtual Environment For Practicing If you want to follow … Read more
  • Install SnowSQL On Windows (Step-By-Step)
    This article guides you through the process of installing SnowSQL on a Windows machine. We’ll cover everything from checking system requirements and downloading the installation package, to setting up your SnowSQL configuration file. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a working SnowSQL installation on your Windows computer. Let’s get started! A Quick Overview … Read more
  • Everything About SQL DISTINCT In Snowflake
    The DISTINCT keyword in SQL lets you eliminate redundancy in your data queries and results. It’s particularly important in Snowflake where data can be enormous in size and highly redundant. Using DISTINCT in Snowflake can also optimize performance when dealing with large volumes of data in the cloud. It can help in: This article runs … Read more
  • How To Use DISTINCT ON With Snowflake
    PostgreSQL’s DISTINCT ON clause is a powerful tool for filtering result sets. However, the syntax is not available in Snowflake. Thankfully, there are several methods you can use to get the same results. This article walks you through three techniques that provide the equivalent of DISTINCT ON in Snowflake.  Each method combines the ROW_NUMBER() windows … Read more
  • Creating Tables In Snowflake
    Tables in Snowflake are the primary structure for storing and organizing data within a database. As in other SQL-based systems, a table consists of rows and columns. You’ve probably worked with tables in other SQL systems, but Snowflake has specific benefits and limitations you need to understand. This article covers everything you need to know … Read more
  • Partitions and Clusters In Snowflake (For Beginners)
    In some database systems, you explicitly choose when to partition tables. In Snowflake, table partitioning happens automatically behind the scenes using a concept called micro-partitions. Although you don’t need an in-depth understanding of micro-partitions, you do need to understand how they allow you to cluster your tables for better performance. This article quickly explains the … Read more
  • Does Snowflake Have A Free Tier? (Explained)
    Some of Snowflake’s competitors offer a free tier through restricted, community, or developer editions. Snowflake doesn’t do so for reasons I discuss later in this article. Snowflake offers a free trial for 30 days or until you use up $400 of free credits. It’s possible to use sequential free trials to continue working on the … Read more
  • Key Differences Between Databricks And Snowflake
    While Databricks and Snowflake may seem similar at first glance, the two cloud-based platforms have distinct features, capabilities, and primary use cases that set them apart. Databricks provides an analytics platform designed for massive-scale data engineering and collaborative data science. Snowflake is a managed service that offers a cloud-based data warehousing platform built for easy … Read more