Snowflake Implementation Checklist

There’s a lot of things to consider while you’re building out your Snowflake Data Cloud environment. And with so many moving pieces, it can be easy to jump around and miss a few small, but critical, tasks. This is why we created this helpful blog that contains a strategic checklist to help guide you through your Snowflake implementation.

This assessment is based on best-practices and lessons learned as a Premier Snowflake Consulting partner that has helped hundreds of our customers successfully implement their Snowflake Data Cloud. Take a few minutes to read through this list so you can maximize your investment in Snowflake!

Account Configuration Best Practices

  • Data Retention 
  • Timezone Handling 
  • Connection Performance 
  • Network Isolation 
  • Cloud Storage Integration

Cost Saving Guardrails

  • User and Query Timeouts 
  • Warehouse Resource Monitoring 
  • Warehouse Auto Suspend 
  • Warehouse Sizing 
  • Warehouse Cluster Count

Access Management

  • OAuth vs SAML2 
  • SCIM vs Tram
  • Service Account Handling

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Account Monitoring

Information Architecture Strategy and Standardization

Pipeline Optimizations

  • External Stages and File Sizes 
  • Snowpipe Configuration 
  • Streams and Tasks 
  • Scaling to Thousands of Pipelines

Ongoing Support  

If you don’t have the bandwidth to complete this Snowflake Implementation list, or if you’re looking for support from a premier Snowflake partner, the phData team is here for you! Feel free to reach out, we love helping answer questions around implementation with Snowflake. 

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