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Forging a truly data-driven organization

In a 2020 study performed by Nature Research, 70 different teams of neuroimaging experts were asked to test nine hypotheses by looking at the same MRI data set. You may not be surprised to learn that these teams reached a wide range of different conclusions, in part because no two teams chose identical workflows to analyze the data. With seventy teams, there were 70 different workflows.

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New Snowflake Features Released in January 2021

Snowflake continued expanding its platform capabilities at the start of the new year, adding updates to data sharing, Snowsight, and data pipelines that help customers and partners access, mobilize, and share their data for better data-driven outcomes. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the exciting announcements from January 2021.

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How Emirates And Allianz Benelux Are Transforming Customer Service With The Data Cloud

Snowflake met with Jan Doumen, Head of Expertise for Allianz Benelux, and Naveed Memon, Program Director, Data and Analytics for Emirates, at Data Cloud Summit 2020. Read excerpts from the conversation to learn how capturing data insights in the Data Cloud brings value to their businesses. Data’s value in the 21st century is often compared to oil’s value in the 18th century. It can transform organizations, opening doors to unprecedented opportunities.

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Snowflake, the Swiss Army Knife of Data for inReality

inReality provides an analytics platform that leverages IoT sensor data (for example, visual technologies) to bring operational excellence and exceptional customer experiences to all types of venues. The company’s clients range from public schools to major telecommunication companies with the goal being to make their spaces more secure and efficient, to solve problems, and to create better experiences for their patrons.

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5 Lessons We Learned Validating Security Controls at Snowflake

You may have read about Snowflake’s IPO last year. But you probably didn’t hear about all the work that the Snowflake security team did in preparation. Our corporate security program went through a security analytics review to ensure that it satisfied the new security policy requirements resulting from the IPO. Here are a few lessons that we learned when setting up automated security control validation on our Snowflake security data lake.

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Masking Semi-Structured Data with Snowflake

Snowflake recently launched dynamic data masking, an incredibly useful feature for companies and data-centric organizations that have strict security data governance requirements. This article demonstrates how we implemented data masking at Snowflake by introducing a data masking policy on a VARIANT data type field that holds data in JSON format. We implemented the policy on top of tables and views.

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Data and Customer Privacy: What Companies Need to Do

Today’s Data Privacy Day offers consumers an opportunity to learn about how companies use, collect, and share their personal information. At the same time, it gives companies a chance to focus on and highlight how they are protecting customer data. Although most businesses view data privacy practices as a way to mitigate their risk, good practices around data privacy can actually differentiate your organization from your competitors.

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How Infutor Uses the Placekey External Function to Extend the Power of Snowflake

The Snowflake Data Cloud provides the unique ability for anyone to join their own data sets with thousands of live third-party data sets near-instantly, securely, and without moving data. Businesses operating in the Data Cloud gain a huge advantage over their competitors who are stuck in data silos and struggling with stale data sets downloaded from their legacy data providers weeks, months, or years ago.

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Managing Multiple Accounts with Snowflake Organizations Is Now in Public Preview

We are excited to announce that the new Snowflake Organizations feature is now available in public preview. Organizations enable customers to easily manage their data, storage, and compute across multiple Snowflake accounts and even across regions and clouds. Through a new ORGADMIN role, customers can now: We’re excited to hear how you use these new more powerful self-service capabilities to manage your Snowflake Data Cloud.