- Snowflake’s Native Application Framework enables developers by offering a platform for building, monetizing and deploying data-intensive applications in the Data Cloud
- Snowflake Marketplace expands to offer applications, allowing customers to discover and install applications natively within their Snowflake accounts
- Companies like Capital One, LiveRamp, and Informatica use Snowflake to build and distribute high-quality, secure, server-free applications, and collaborate with customers in the Data Cloud
LAS VEGAS– (BUSINESS WIRE) –#TheDataCloud—Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW), the Data Cloud company, today announced at its annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2022, the launch of applications built, distributed, and deployed natively in the Data Cloud. With the new Native Application Framework, currently in private preview, developers can build applications and monetize them in the Snowflake Marketplace, and consumers can safely install and run those applications, directly to their Snowflake instances, which reduces the need for data transfer. Snowflake is committed to providing its customers and partners with the best platform for developing data-intensive applications, and Snowflake’s Native Application Framework is an important milestone in that journey.
Using the Native Application Framework, in private preview, developers can build applications using Snowflake functionalities such as stored procedures, user-defined functions (UDF), and user-defined table functions (UDTFs). Capabilities including Streamlit integration for building interactive customer interfaces and telemetry features including events and alerts for tracking and troubleshooting are also being developed. Snowflake’s Native Application Framework accelerates application development by building on Snowflake’s high usability and disaster recovery, global collaboration capabilities, and security posture so Data Cloud developers can focus on functionality , and not on operational burden. Additionally, it allows developers to distribute and monetize their applications to 6,300 Snowflake customers (as of April 30, 2022) through the Snowflake Marketplace. These applications work within end customers ’Snowflake accounts, i.e., there is no need to transfer or share data, so that developers can deliver optimal functionality without having to manage sensitive customer data.
Capital One Software, Capital One’s enterprise B2B software division, uses Snowflake’s Native Application Framework to build and deploy applications natively in the Data Cloud.
“With Snowflake’s ability to build, distribute, and deploy applications natively in the Data Cloud, we can quickly deliver value to customers,” said Salim Syed, VP, Slingshot Engineering for Capital One Software. “Following the launch of Capital One Slingshot, a data management solution for Snowflake’s Data Cloud customers, we saw the potential of the Snowflake Native Applications Framework and the increasing opportunity to reach more customers to help them optimize the efficiency of their use of Snowflake in the Slingshot app for the Snowflake Marketplace. ”
Other customers and partners including LiveRamp and Informatica have developed applications for use cases including cloud cost management, identity resolution, and data integration using the Native Application Framework. For example, Informatica plans to develop Informatica Enterprise Data Integrator as a native application that will allow customers to easily integrate enterprise application data into the Data Cloud. Snowflake’s Google Analytics Connector and the ServiceNow Connector, both in private preview, are also built using the Native Application Framework.
Snowflake is Entering a New Era of Collaborating with Native Applications
By expanding the Snowflake Marketplace to include applications that run natively in the Data Cloud, customers can:
- Get value faster by discovering and installing applications in just a few clicks.
- Improve security and management by directly using applications in their Snowflake instances.
- Access innovative technologies such as global data clean room applications from partners such as Habu for extended collaboration efforts.
“Applications have been part of Snowflake’s DNA from day one,” said Chris Child, Senior Director, Product Management, Snowflake. “The Native Application Framework enables every customer to step into the future with a seamless way to build, distribute, and use applications natively in the Data Cloud.”
Powered by Snowflake Partners Shape the Future of Applications
Applications are an integral part of Snowflake’s broad partner ecosystem. As of April 30, 2022, more than 425 Powered by Snowflake partners have developed applications that use Snowflake as their data infrastructure including Aladdin® by BlackRock, Okta Inc., and Warner Music Group. With Snowflake, partners can expand their customer base and get the support they need to build more efficient applications in scale.
Together with Streamlit, acquired in March 2022, Snowflake will largely give developers and data scientists a single, powerful platform to discover, collaborate, and develop next-generation applications. Developers can now build applications using the tools they want, with simplified data access and management.
Snowflake also announced Unistore’s new workload, Cybersecurity workload, Data Programmability changes, and more at Snowflake Summit 2022.
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