Snowflake - Editions

Snowflake provides four different editions based on users'/company's requirement.

  • Standard
  • Enterprise
  • Business Critical
  • Virtual Private Snowflake (VPS)

Standard Edition

It is the basic version of Snowflake. It provides the following features in this edition −

  • Supports complete SQL Data Warehouse
  • Secure Data Sharing
  • Premier support for 24×365
  • Time travel of 1 day
  • Data Encryption
  • Dedicated virtual warehouses
  • Federated Authentication
  • Database Replication
  • External Functions support
  • Snowsight
  • Supporting user's own data exchange creation
  • Data Marketplace Access

Enterprise Edition

It is Standard+ edition i.e. all features of Standard edition plus following additional features −

  • Multi-cluster warehouses
  • Time travel up to 90 days
  • Encryption key changes annually
  • Materialized Views
  • Search Optimization Services
  • Dynamic Data Masking
  • External Data Tokenization

Business Critical Edition

It is Enterprise+ edition, i.e., all features of Enterprise and Standard edition plus following additional features −

  • HIPPA support
  • PCI compliance
  • Data Encryption everywhere
  • AWS Private Link Support
  • Azure Private Link Support
  • Database Failover and fallback

Virtual Private Snowflake (VPS) Edition

It is Business Critical+ edition and the most advanced version. It supports all the offerings of Snowflake.

  • Customer dedicated virtual servers where the encryption key is in memory.

  • Customer dedicated metadata store.

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