Snowflake Regions

Snowflake Regions let your organization choose where your data is geographically stored across your regional, national, and international operations. They also determine where your compute resources are provisioned.

You can choose to have multiple accounts in separate regions to address global latency concerns and/or provide additional backup and disaster recovery support beyond the standard support provided by Snowflake. For US government agencies, Snowflake provides a dedicated region that meets the specific privacy and security requirements of the government.

Note that regions do not limit user access to Snowflake; they only dictate the geographic location where data is stored and compute resources are provisioned.

Important

Each Snowflake account is located in a single region (i.e. multi-region accounts are not supported).

In addition, Snowflake does not yet support accessing or sharing data between regions. If you wish to use Snowflake across multiple regions, you must maintain a separate Snowflake account in each region.

In this Topic:

List of Regions

Snowflake maintains the following regions (with more planned for the future):

Snowflake Region Region ID Notes
AWS - US West us-west-2 This region ID is not required for connecting to Snowflake; it is only used for configuring AWS PrivateLink for your account.
AWS - US East us-east-1  
AWS - Canada ca-central-1  
AWS - EU (Dublin) eu-west-1  
AWS - EU (Frankfurt) eu-central-1  
AWS - Asia Pacific (Singapore) ap-southeast-1  
AWS - Asia Pacific (Sydney) ap-southeast-2  
     
Azure - East US 2 east-us-2.azure  
Azure - US Gov Virginia us-gov-virginia.azure Available only for accounts on Snowflake ESD (or higher).
Azure - West Europe west-europe.azure  
Azure - Australia East australia-east.azure  

Note

Snowflake features and services are identical across regions; however, there are some differences in unit costs for credits and data storage. In addition, another factor that impacts unit costs is whether your Snowflake account is On Demand or Capacity.

For more information about pricing as it pertains to a specific region and account type, see the pricing page (on the Snowflake website).

Region Information in Your Hostname

A hostname for a Snowflake account starts with an account name (provided by Snowflake) and ends with the Snowflake domain (snowflakecomputing.com).

However, depending on the Snowflake region and cloud platform (AWS or Azure) where your account is hosted, your full account name may include additional segments, as shown in the following diagram:

Structure of Snowflake account hostnames

For example, if your account name is xy12345:

Snowflake Region: Full Account Name:
AWS - US West xy12345
AWS - US East xy12345.us-east-1
AWS - Canada xy12345.ca-central-1
AWS - EU (Dublin) xy12345.eu-west-1
AWS - EU (Frankfurt) xy12345.eu-central-1
AWS - Asia Pacific (Singapore) xy12345.ap-southeast-1
AWS - Asia Pacific (Sydney) xy12345.ap-southeast-2
   
Azure - East US 2 xy12345.east-us-2.azure
Azure - US Gov Virginia xy12345.us-gov-virginia.azure
Azure - West Europe xy12345.west-europe.azure
Azure - Australia East xy12345.australia-east.azure

Important

If either of the following conditions is true, your account name is different from the structure described above:

  • Your Snowflake Edition is VPS. For account name details, please contact Snowflake Support.
  • AWS PrivateLink is enabled for your account, in which case your account name requires an additional privatelink segment. For more details, see AWS PrivateLink & Snowflake.

North American (US and Canada) Regions

Snowflake provides the following regions in the US and Canada:

Cloud Platform Snowflake Region Geographic Location Support Hours for Standard Edition
AWS US West Oregon 6:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time (PST or PDT)
AWS US East Virginia 6:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time (PST or PDT)
AWS Canada Montreal, Quebec 6:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time (PST or PDT)
       
Azure East US 2 Virginia 6:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time (PST or PDT)
Azure US Gov Virginia Virginia 6:00am - 6:00pm Pacific Time (PST or PDT)

If your account is hosted on AWS and latency is a concern, you should choose the available region with the closest geographic proximity to your end users.

Note

US Gov Virginia is offered on Microsoft Azure Government, which provides a dedicated cloud, restricted to U.S. government agencies and their partners, that is operated by screened U.S. citizens.

Only Snowflake accounts using ESD (Enterprise for Sensitive Data) Edition or higher are supported in the US Gov Virginia region.

European Union (EU) Regions

Snowflake provides the following EU regions:

Cloud Platform Snowflake Region Geographic Location Support Hours for Standard Edition
AWS EU (Dublin) Ireland 6:00am - 6:00pm Central Europe Time (CEST or CEDT)
AWS EU (Frankfurt) Germany 6:00am - 6:00pm Central Europe Time (CEST or CEDT)
       
Azure West Europe Netherlands 6:00am - 6:00pm Central Europe Time (CEST or CEDT)

These regions are provided for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in the European Union. Multiple regions are provided to allow organizations to meet their individual compliance and data sovereignty requirements. Snowflake does not move data between accounts, so any data in an account in an EU region will be maintained in this region only, unless explicitly copied or moved by users.

If latency is a concern, you should choose the available EU region with the closest geographic proximity to your end users; however, this may have cost implications, due to pricing differences between the regions. For more details, see the pricing page (in the Snowflake website).

Asia Pacific Regions

Snowflake provides the following Asia Pacific regions:

Cloud Platform Snowflake Region Geographic Location Support Hours for Standard Edition
AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) Southeast Asia 6:00am - 6:00pm Australian Eastern Time (AEST or AEDT)
AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) New South Wales, Australia 6:00am - 6:00pm Australian Eastern Time (AEST or AEDT)
       
Azure Australia East New South Wales, Australia 6:00am - 6:00pm Australian Eastern Time (AEST or AEDT)

These regions are provided for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in Asia or Australia. Snowflake does not move data between accounts, so any data in an account in an Asia Pacific region will be maintained in this region only, unless explicitly copied or moved by users.