Before You Begin

Once your Snowflake account has been provisioned, you can access Snowflake using any of the following methods:

  • Browser-based web interface
  • SnowSQL, the Snowflake command line client
  • Any client application connected via JDBC or ODBC
  • Any 3rd-part partner that can connect to Snowflake

If you do not have an account yet, you can sign up for a free trial or contact us directly to request an account.

For pricing and service details, see the pricing page (on the Snowflake website).

For more details about trial accounts, see Managing a Trial Account.

In this Topic:

Browser Requirements

You can use any of the following browsers to access the Snowflake web interface:

Supported Browser Minimum Version
Chrome 47
Safari 9
Firefox 45
Internet Explorer 11
Opera 36
Edge 12

Tip

We recommend using Google Chrome. Other browsers have not been tested as extensively as Chrome and may exhibit some unexpected behavior. If you encounter issues using the web interface with any of the listed browsers, please contact Snowflake Support.

SnowSQL OS Platform Requirements

SnowSQL can be installed on the following platforms:

  • Redhat-compatible Linux operating systems
  • Mac OS (64-bit)
  • Windows (64-bit)

Other platforms have not been tested at this time and may not be compatible with SnowSQL. For example, some Linux variants may not have the libraries that the SnowSQL client needs by default.

SnowSQL is available for download from the Snowflake web interface:

Help Help tab » Download…

JDBC and ODBC OS Platform Requirements

Both drivers can be installed on the following platforms:

  • Linux
  • Mac OS
  • Windows:
    • 64-bit for the JDBC driver
    • 32-bit and 64-bit for the ODBC driver

Other platforms have not been tested at this time and may not be compatible with the drivers.

The JDBC driver is available for download from the Maven Central Repository:

The ODBC driver is available for download from the Snowflake Client Driver Repository: