We’re thrilled to announce that InterWorks was just named the 2018 Snowflake Solutions Partner of the Year! Here’s how it went down. Snowflake Computing, the creators of what we believe to be the best data warehouse out there, recently called all their partners to Sonoma, California, for a summit. As a Snowflake partner, we sent some of the InterWorks crew to join the fun. It was during an evening dinner that Snowflake announced their annual partner awards, with InterWorks earning the title of “Solution Partner of the Year.”
“Our relationship with Snowflake started with our own people loving the product, and it just grew from there. After introducing it to clients, we noticed that Snowflake’s great interface and scalability were things that businesses of all shapes and sizes around the globe found attractive. For us, that’s the most exciting part about our partnership – the ability to bring more value to our clients.”
– Behfar Jahanshahi, CEO, InterWorks
A Refresher on Snowflake
Before we get ahead of ourselves, we know that not everybody knows about Snowflake. In summary, Snowflake is a cloud-based data warehouse. Sounds simple enough, but that’s actually a pretty big deal for a few reasons.
First, Snowflake was designed with flexibility and performance in mind. Being based in the cloud has tons of advantages. For one, users can spin up a Snowflake instance in a matter of minutes. From there, users can scale Snowflake in accordance with their data needs. Finally, there’s the big consideration: price point. Compared to traditional data warehouses, Snowflake is a drop in the database bucket. We’re talking an immense amount of savings. For the customer, that means less risk, less upfront investment and more immediate benefits. Makes that decision a whole lot easier, right?
The Snowflake and InterWorks Story
So, where does InterWorks come into the Snowflake picture? As a comprehensive data consultancy, we make it our business to be adept in all facets of data. This includes data architecture. We’ve worked with countless database systems and data warehouses, giving us solid insight into what works and what doesn’t.
The thing we like about Snowflake is that it runs like a dream while minimizing costs, plain and simple. Its speed and agility are particularly great for organizations who orient themselves towards visual analytics in platforms like Tableau Software. For our client base, this seamless connection has been invaluable.
Above: The beautiful Snowflake Partner of the Year award we brought home.
After initially seeing how well Snowflake worked for several of our clients, we were bought in. A partnership just made sense, and we’ve seen nothing but positive client outcomes since. Today, Snowflake is our go-to recommendation for most data architecture needs. That’s not because our relationship is now “official,” but because we truly believe it’s an excellent data warehouse for our clients. If you know InterWorks, you know that we only advocate technology that provides real value.
We’re still soaking up the Partner of the Year honor, but that doesn’t mean we’re about to slow down. We’re already training more and more InterWorks team members in Snowflake and going even deeper into the technology. As we become more knowledgeable, we can increase the impact on our clients who already have Snowflake as part of their environment. For those who don’t have Snowflake yet, we can better communicate and prove its value. In short, we’re going to keep pushing to be the best Solution Partner we can be.
If you’re curious to learn how Snowflake can change your data practice for the better, we’d love to show you what it can do. Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you ASAP.