Snowflake Announces Availability on Microsoft Azure in Australia & New Zealand

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIASnowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced the general availability of Snowflake on Microsoft Azure in Australia and New Zealand. The expansion reflects the rising customer demand for Snowflake on Azure in the region and a desire by large organizations to embrace the flexibility in choosing a cloud platform that best serves their business and customers.

Snowflake’s deployment on Azure will empower public and private sector organizations throughout the region to leverage the flexible cloud strategy they desire. This expansion continues to support Snowflake customers to locally maintain their data providing customers with fast, low-latency access to their data, while accelerating their global data initiatives by satisfying their country-specific data needs.

“Data is increasingly becoming a valuable business asset and large numbers of Australian and New Zealand organisations want to transform their operations by shifting their data and analytics workloads to the cloud,” said Snowflake’s Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Peter O’Connor. “Having the option to shift to a single or multi-cloud strategy provides an opportunity to consolidate operations, scale quickly, and streamline business processes. Older solutions required a suite of various tools that still won’t deliver a modern, scalable solution.

Brett Shoemaker, Business Group Leader Microsoft Azure, added: “Data warehouse migration is essential for many Azure customers. Following the successful launch of Snowflake on Microsoft Azure in the US and across EMEA, we’re very excited for the continued growth of our partnership in Australia and New Zealand. We look forward to partnering with Snowflake and providing enterprise customers with an array of data warehouse migration solutions across the Azure platform.”

About Snowflake: Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud, enabling the data-driven enterprise with instant elasticity, secure data sharing and per-second pricing, across multiple clouds. Snowflake combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits