Supported Regions

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

Snowflake supports multiple regions across the supported cloud platforms.

Important

Each Snowflake account is located in a single region (i.e. multi-region accounts are not supported). If you wish to use Snowflake across multiple regions, you must maintain a Snowflake account in each region.

In this Topic:

List of Regions

North America (US and Canada) Regions

Snowflake supports the following regions in the US and Canada:

Cloud Platform / Region         

Cloud Region ID

Notes

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

US East (N. Virginia)

us-east-1

US East (Ohio)

us-east-2

US West (Oregon)

us-west-2

Canada (Central)

ca-central-1

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

us-central1 (Iowa)

us-central1

This region is currently in preview.

Microsoft Azure

East US 2

eastus2

West US 2

westus2

US Gov Virginia

usgovvirginia

This region is offered on Microsoft Azure Government, a dedicated cloud that is available only to U.S. government agencies and their partners, and is operated only by screened U.S. citizens. . . The region is only supported for Snowflake accounts using Business Critical Edition (or higher).

Canada Central

canadacentral

European Union (EU) Regions

These regions are supported for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in the European Union. Multiple regions are provided to allow your organization to meet your individual compliance and data sovereignty requirements.

Snowflake supports the following EU regions:

Cloud Platform / Region         

Cloud Region ID

Notes

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

EU (Ireland)

eu-west-1

EU (Frankfurt)

eu-central-1

Microsoft Azure

West Europe

westeurope

Asia Pacific Regions

These regions are supported for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in Japan, Southeast Asia, or Australia. Multiple regions are provided to allow your organization to meet your individual compliance and data sovereignty requirements.

Snowflake supports the following Asia Pacific regions, grouped by cloud platform:

Cloud Platform / Region         

Cloud Region ID

Notes

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

ap-southeast-1

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

ap-southeast-2

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

ap-northeast-1

Microsoft Azure

Australia East

australiaeast

Southeast Asia

southeastasia

Differences Between Regions

Snowflake features and services are identical across regions with some exceptions for newly-introduced features (based on cloud platform or region). In addition, there are some differences in unit costs for credits and data storage between regions.

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).

Support Hours (Standard Edition Only)

Snowflake supports multiple editions with different levels of service and support.

For Standard Edition, support hours are based on where the region is located:

North America

Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time (PST or PDT)

European Union

Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Europe Time (CEST or CEDT)

Asia Pacific

Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Australian Eastern Time (AEST or AEDT)

For all other editions, support hours are 24/7 regardless of the region where the account is located.

Choosing a Region for Your Account

You can choose to have an account in a region to address latency concerns and/or provide additional backup and disaster recovery support beyond the standard support provided by Snowflake. Snowflake does not place any restrictions on the region(s) where you choose to locate your account(s).

For US government agencies, Snowflake provides a dedicated region that meets the specific privacy and security requirements of the US 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.

If latency is a concern, you should choose the available 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).

Important

Snowflake does not move data between accounts, so any data in an account in a region will be maintained in this region only unless users explicitly choose to copy, move, or replicate the data.

Specifying Region Information in Your Account Hostname

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

account_name.snowflakecomputing.com

However, note that your full account name may include additional segments that identify the region and cloud platform where your account is hosted.

Account name examples by region

If your account name is xy12345:

Cloud Platform / Region

Full Account Name

AWS

US East (N. Virginia)

xy12345.us-east-1

US East (Ohio)

xy12345.us-east-2.aws

US West (Oregon)

xy12345

Canada (Central)

xy12345.ca-central-1.aws

EU (Ireland)

xy12345.eu-west-1

EU (Frankfurt)

xy12345.eu-central-1

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

xy12345.ap-southeast-1

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

xy12345.ap-southeast-2

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

xy12345.ap-northeast-1.aws

GCPPreview

us-central1 (Iowa)

xy12345.us-central1.gcp

Azure

East US 2

xy12345.east-us-2.azure

West US 2

xy12345.west-us-2.azure

US Gov Virginia

xy12345.us-gov-virginia.azure

Canada Central

xy12345.canada-central.azure

West Europe

xy12345.west-europe.azure

Australia East

xy12345.australia-east.azure

Southeast Asia

xy12345.southeast-asia.azure

Important

If either of the following conditions is true, your account name is different than the structure described in this example:

  • If your Snowflake Edition is VPS, please contact Snowflake Support for details about your account name.

  • If AWS PrivateLink is enabled for your account, your account name requires an additional privatelink segment. For more details, see AWS PrivateLink & Snowflake.