The executive team of Snowflake Computing, with CEO Bob Muglia front and center. (Snowflake Computing Photo)
After establishing a foothold in the cloud-based data warehousing market on the infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services, Snowflake Computing is expected to announce Thursday that its customers will now be able to run its data warehouse on Microsoft Azure.
Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia, a Microsoft alumnus who ran significant businesses at the software company for decades, hinted at such a move in an interview with GeekWire on the sidelines of AWS re:Invent 2017 last November, and the company is now making it official. Snowflake’s database is immediately available on Azure, the second-leading cloud computing service and increasing beneficiary of a trend toward multicloud infrastructure.
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Snowflake built and maintains a cloud-based data warehouse, a particular type of database that is designed for analytical applications that place a greater importance on reading data, as opposed to applications that prioritize writing data to a database. It has attracted a great deal of attention from investors, who have poured $473 million into the company at a valuation of $1.5 billion in …read more