Introduction to the Snowflake Data Exchange

The Snowflake Data Exchange is a marketplace that utilizes Secure Data Sharing to connect providers of data and data services with consumers. Providers can list their data offerings for easy discovery and secure sharing. Consumers can discover data listings by category and, depending on the listing type, either receive the standard share or request a personalized share.

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What Can I Do in the Data Exchange?

Once you join the Snowflake Data Exchange:

  • As a data provider, you can:

    • Publish freemium data sets to generate new opportunities among the Snowflake customer base.

    • Share your data securely and in real-time without having to create copies of the data.

  • As a data consumer, you can:

    • Discover and try alternative data sources.

    • Get real-time data that you can combine with your existing data in Snowflake to derive new business insights.

    • Instantly consume data without having to load and transform it.

    • Eliminate the costs of coding and maintaining various APIs.

    • Use the BI tools of your choice.

Considerations

  • During the preview period, the Data Exchange is accessible to most customers in the AWS US West region for browsing existing listings and consuming data sets. The Data Exchange will be enabled for data consumers in other regions in the near future. Stay tuned!

  • The Snowflake Data Exchange requires a full Snowflake account; reader accounts are not supported.

Types of Data Listings

The Snowflake Data Exchange offers two types of data listings which define the way of how data is shared and consumed.

Standard Data Listings

A standard listing provides instant access to a non-customer specific data set. Each listing includes details about the shared data, sample queries, and information about the data provider.

After clicking the Get button, data consumers can immediately create a database out of the shared data inside their Snowflake account.

Screenshot of the Data Exchange menu button

Personalized Data Listings

A personalized listing allows customers request specific data sets. Each listing includes details about the shared data, sample usage examples, and information about the data provider.

To access data from a personalized listing, consumers must submit a request by clicking the Request button, and provide their contact information. Once a request is submitted, the data provider is notified. The provider then creates a personalized data set and shares it with the consumer.

Screenshot of the Data Exchange menu button

How Do I Access the Data Exchange to Browse Listings?

As a data consumer, you can access the Data Exchange only if it is enabled in your region. If enabled, the Data Exchange is accessible in the Snowflake web interface for users with the ACCOUNTADMIN role by clicking Data Exchange in the top menu:

Screenshot of the Data Exchange menu button

How Do I Become a Data Provider in the Data Exchange?

At this time, the Data Exchange provider interface is not enabled by default. To become a data provider, submit your request request via the Snowflake website.