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Introduction to Snowflake

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This course will take you from Snowflake's foundational architecture to mastering advanced SnowSQL techniques.

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Course Description

Dive into Snowflake's universe! This course will take you from its foundational architecture to mastering advanced SQL techniques. In our data-driven era, data warehousing is crucial. Snowflake, a cloud-native platform, is redefining scalability and performance. You will dive deep into its significance and learn what differentiates it from competitors like Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift, Databricks, and Postgres.

Snowflake Basics

You'll start by uncovering Snowflake's distinct architecture. Grasp fundamental database concepts, including DDL (Data Definition Language) and DML (Data Manipulation Language). Dive deeper into the importance of data types, their conversions, and the specifics of Snowflake's functionality.

Advanced Techniques

Once you have the basics, it's time to elevate your skills. You'll delve into joins, subqueries, and query optimization. Play with semi-structured data, focusing on `JSON`.

Seal Your Snowflake Expertise

By the end of this course, you'll have a strong Snowflake understanding, ready to handle data and conduct deep SQL analyses. Whether you're an analyst, data engineer, or a curious tech enthusiast, this course offers a comprehensive view of Snowflake's capabilities, preparing you for the ever-evolving data-driven landscape.
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    Introduction to Snowflake: Architecture, Competitors, and SnowflakeSQL


    In this chapter, you will learn about Snowflake, a cloud-based data warehouse that offers a unique architecture. We will discuss its key features, use cases, architecture, and how it compares to its competitors. You will also get started with SnowflakeSQL, exploring its basic syntax and similarities with PostgreSQL.

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    What is Snowflake?
    50 xp
    Traditional vs. cloud data warehouse
    100 xp
    Row versus column oriented database
    100 xp
    Snowflake use cases
    50 xp
    Introduction to Snowflake SQL
    100 xp
    Snowflake Architecture
    50 xp
    Decoupling Compute & Storage
    50 xp
    Snowflake Architecture Layers
    100 xp
    Virtual Warehouse
    50 xp
    Snowflake Competitors and why use Snowflake
    50 xp
    Data warehousing platforms
    50 xp
    Features: Snowflake & its competitors
    100 xp
    Snowflake SQL: Using SELECT and WHERE in Snowflake
    100 xp
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    Snowflake SQL and key concepts

    In this chapter, you'll embark on a journey through Snowflake SQL. You'll start by discovering various methods to connect and interface with Snowflake. As you delve deeper, you'll grasp the significance of Snowflake Staging. Navigate the vast landscapes of Snowflake's databases using essential commands, and broaden your understanding of its data types, learning to convert them and drawing comparisons with Postgres. Conclude your exploration by mastering Snowflake's functions and honing data sorting and grouping techniques.

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    Advance Snowflake SQL Concepts

    In Chapter 3, you'll advance your skills in Snowflake SQL. You'll begin by exploring diverse join methods and building complex queries with subqueries and CTEs. We'll emphasize query optimization, showing you ways to enhance the speed and efficiency of your SQL tasks. At the end, we'll delve into handling semi-structured data like JSON.

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Palak Raina HeadshotPalak Raina

Senior Data Engineer at BUX

Palak is a Senior Data Engineer with a strong background in software engineering. She is skilled in handling data and building pipelines using tools like Snowflake, Python, Airflow, Terraform, dbt, and GCP. Passionate about finding efficient solutions to data-related challenges, Palak is always eager to expand her knowledge and firmly believes in lifelong learning.
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  • Abdelkader T.
    4 months

    It good course

  • Andras B.
    7 days

    Very good balance of information, yet concise enough to go through it relatively quickly.

  • Krishna C.
    2 months

    good content and the best explaination

  • Shashank R.
    2 months

    Nice , waiting for further steps

  • Malleswari D.
    3 months


"It good course"

Abdelkader T.

"Very good balance of information, yet concise enough to go through it relatively quickly."

Andras B.

"good content and the best explaination"

Krishna C.

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