Snowflake is a powerhouse in the data world, but it can become even more powerful when paired with other technologies that suit your organization’s needs. 2nd Watch is a tech-agnostic firm, meaning we only recommend tools we truly believe are the best for your business. Because Snowflake partners with such a wide range of technologies, we have lots of options to create a tech stack uniquely suited to you.
Among the many tools that work in conjunction with Snowflake, the following Snowflake-adjacent technologies enhance Snowflake in different ways and are all noteworthy in their own right.
HVR (a Fivetran company)
HVR, which became part of Fivetran as of late 2021, is a cloud data replication tool that natively supports Snowflake. It executes real-time data replication by reading directly from database transaction logs, which allows for high performance and low impact on database servers.
As one of the earliest technologies to join the Snowflake Partner Network, HVR understands how analytics efforts can be impacted by real-time data streaming to Snowflake. Using HVR to offer immediate access to your data in Snowflake’s Data Cloud, you can make timely decisions based on current, accurate data.
Riversand is a master data management (MDM) tool that “goldenizes” your data. In other words, it creates one current, complete, and accurate record.
After connecting your organization with the right MDM tool for your situation, like Riversand, 2nd Watch would oversee the MDM implementation and provide guidance on next steps. This includes sharing insights on best-in-class data warehouses, like Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Together, Riversand and Snowflake can prepare you for downstream analytics and long-term data governance.
ALTR is a cloud-native Data Security as a Service (DSaaS) platform that helps companies optimize data consumption governance. With ALTR, you’re able to track data consumption patterns and limit how much data can be consumed at various levels across your organization.
ALTR and Snowflake work together in two ways:
- ALTR seamlessly integrates with Snowflake so you can view your securely shared data consumption information.
- With data security at the SQL layer, ALTR improves upon Snowflake’s built-in security to stop and prevent threats within Snowflake.
Sisu accelerates and expands your analytics capabilities. Using Sisu, business users are able to self-serve and find the answers to increasingly complex questions.
Sisu connects directly to Snowflake’s Data Cloud, so you always have access to your most up-to-date data for comprehensive, actionable analytics. Sisu and Snowflake partner to empower you to make quick, decisive judgments.
These four technologies are just a taste of the many tools that work with Snowflake to improve your organization’s data and analytics capabilities. To discuss your specific data and analytics needs – and to determine the tools Snowflake partners with that will help you meet those needs – contact 2nd Watch today.