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Data Warehousing in the Cloud

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Changing the Game with Cloud Data Warehousing (by Kent Graziano)

We all know that data warehouses and best practices for them are changing dramatically today. As organizations build new data warehouses and modernize established ones, they are turning to Data Warehousing in the cloud in hopes of taking advantage of the performance, concurrency, simplicity, and lower cost of a SaaS-type solution or simply to reduce their data center footprint (and the maintenance that goes with that).

But what is a Cloud Data Warehouse really? How is it different from traditional on-premises data warehousing and big data platforms?

In this talk Kent will:

• Define characteristics of a cloud data warehouse

Discuss some of the coolest features as exemplified by the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse

• Discuss the real-world benefits of a solution like Snowflake

• Discuss some of the differences between Snowflake and other cloud data warehouse options

About the Speaker

Kent Graziano is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Snowflake Computing and an award-winning author, speaker, and trainer, in the areas of data modeling, data architecture, and data warehousing. He is an Oracle ACE Director, a member of the OakTable Network, a Certified Data Vault Master and Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner (CDVP2), expert data modeler and solution architect with more than 30 years of experience, including two decades doing data warehousing and business intelligence (in multiple industries). He is an internationally recognized expert in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler and Agile Data Warehousing. Mr. Graziano has developed and led many successful software and data warehouse implementation teams, including multiple agile DW/BI teams. He has written numerous articles, authored three Kindle book (available on, co-authored four books, and has given hundreds of presentations, nationally and internationally. He was a co-author of the first book on Data Vault, and the technical editor for Super Charge Your Data Warehouse. In 2014, he was voted one of the best presenters at OUGF14 in Helsinki, Finland. You can follow Kent on Twitter @KentGraziano or on his blog The Data Warrior (