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How to Writeback to Snowflake with Astrato

Data-driven decision-making is one of the most important and defining aspects of a modern business. Regardless of a company’s size, stature or industry that they operate in, the days when a business could function on the whim of an executive or CEO are well and truly a thing of the past. 

Data is used by businesses of all sizes, from small, regional startups to some of the world’s largest businesses, such as Amazon, Netflix and even hotel chains like Marriott. Irrespective of their size then, all businesses utilize data in some way to empower their decision-making and help them forge ahead on a path towards innovation.¬†

At Astrato, we drive innovation by enabling collaboration in data-driven decision-making. We have previously argued that data sharing elevates business performance. However, data sharing is crucial for deconstructing organizational silos and vital for turning basic data literacy into a thriving, constantly innovative, data-driven culture. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that data sharing is one of the key pillars of our Cloud-native analytics platform.

In this article, we‚Äôll outline how our partnership with Snowflake can help businesses to achieve success through data sharing and collaboration. We’ll be looking in particular at some of the key benefits that the Astrato and Snowflake platforms deliver when deployed in tandem and explaining how you can take your Business Intelligence (BI) to the next level with Astrato & Snowflake.

How do Astrato and Snowflake work together?

As a purpose-built service for Snowflake’s Data Cloud, Astrato is a no/low-code framework offering world-class data visualization and analytics through a live query architecture. Astrato is a technology select partner of Snowflake and sits on top of the data warehouse as part of your organization‚Äôs modern data stack, allowing for the creation of data visualizations based on data from Snowflake.

To learn more about our partnerships with Snowflake and other providers, be sure to take a look at our recent article.

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What are the benefits of using Astrato with Snowflake?

There are a wide variety of benefits to using Astrato in tandem with Snowflake, such as: 

Writeback data

The ability to write back data is one of the major benefits of using Astrato in conjunction with Snowflake. Writeback allows data teams to solve one of the most challenging aspects of data analytics ‚ÄĒ how to change data once it has been published.

Thanks to its integrated Writeback functionality, Astrato enables users to add, modify and store new data in a temporary cache. This storage method optimizes system speed (less time to write data into the cache as opposed to writing to both cache and main memory), and it enables teams to provide contextual insight on data sets. 

To find out more about the benefits of Writeback and how it works with Astrato, be sure to check out our previous article.

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Master time traveling

Another one of the key benefits of using Astro and Snowflake together is that you can time travel. 

While there are sadly no fancy machines involved or worries about entering a multiverse of infinite possibilities, time traveling with Astrato enables you to access historical data, even if that data has been deleted in the present day! By time traveling, users can effectively track what data has been written and rollback to previous versions of the data should they need it.

In addition to its cool name, time travelling is an indispensable feature of Astrato. It even helps to promote data confidence as users can see if a particular set of data has been altered or even deleted.

Lighting fast insight

Thanks to the cloud-native nature of both Astrato and Snowflake, getting insights from your data source is faster and easier than ever. With Astrato, data teams can utilize live reporting and provide Business users with up-to-date analytics that is based on live data. 

By using our Cloud BI platform, you can devise accurate, consistent and actionable insights thanks to the power of AI and the Cloud.

Create captivating Data Apps & visualizations 

Astrato delivers an intuitive data analytics solution that requires little or no coding skills. As such, Business users and team members of all technical and data knowledge levels can easily use Astrato to create an eye-catching and effective data visualization in a matter of minutes.

In addition to data visualizations, Astrato also makes it possible to create functional, interactive Data Apps using Snowflake data. Interested in learning more? Take a look at our Data Apps gallery to see what’s possible.¬†

A strong & stable partnership

As we briefly touched on in our introduction, Astrato is a technology select partner of Snowflake. But what does this actually mean for you, the user? 

As a Snowflake partner, Astrato enables all users to fully utilize the benefits of Snowflake and leverage Snowflake’s flexibility, performance, and ease of use to deliver meaningful and best-in-class data insights.¬†

In addition, Astrato also offers full support for Snowflake’s Snowpark. Best described as a developer experience, Snowpark is an inclusive platform that allows developers to write code in their desired language (e.g. Python, Java etc.) and run said code directly on Snowflake.

Snowpark enables custom software development and also facilitates the creation of data-intensive applications. By using Astrato in conjunction, you have the power to generate reports on your database via our dedicated analytics platform or instruct your development team to provide an embedded analytics solution directly into your developed data app.

Take your Business Intelligence to the next level with Astrato & Snowflake

If you’re looking to Writeback your data, create appealing visualizations and get faster and more up-to-date reporting, then look no further than Astrato. Our robust partnership with Snowflake provides users with a whole host of features that help take your Business Intelligence to the next level.¬†

Are you interested in learning more about Astrato and Snowflake? For a limited time only, we are running a guided trial of our platform, helping you make the most of our disruptive BI solution.  

So what are you waiting for? Click the following link to book a demo and Build with the Best!