Today, the bimanu GmbH team hosted successfully the workshop “From 0 to Snowflake in 90 Minutes”. The workshop took place at the bimanu GmbH headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Its goal was to give some insights about snowflake: what is it actually, what are the benefits of it, why should you use it, how is it built, how does it work etc.
Michael Jungschläger and Anastasios Koukothakis brought out some key facts, talked about its benefits and advantages and illustrated examples of how easy and simple it is to load and process data in snowflake.
The workshop was divided into two parts. The first one was the theoretical one. It consisted of slides about snowflake. The audience got a first touch of this mighty data warehouse built for the cloud. The second part was the practical one. That was where the audience got a taste of snowflake‘s power and potential. In my recent blog article about loading structured and semi-structured data in snowflake, I demonstrated a simple example about loading and processing data. The same method was used in today’s workshop too, including cloning data and time traveling. But that was not all. A very useful feature, elasticity, as well as the high performance of cached data were also highlighted, among others. Last but not least, an example of data processing with the combination of snowflake and SAP technologies, such as SAP BO Data Services and SAP Web Intelligence, was demonstrated.
That was the just the first date for this workshop. There is also a second one, scheduled for December along with the company's party. The highlight of this evening: after the workshop, a whisky tasting event will take place! For registration and more information about it, check the events tab of bimanu’s website.
Anastasios Koukothakis, 12.07.2018