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
- OAuth vs SAML2
- SCIM vs Tram
- Service Account Handling
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Information Architecture Strategy and Standardization
- External Stages and File Sizes
- Snowpipe Configuration
- Streams and Tasks
- Scaling to Thousands of Pipelines
- Help Desk
- Incident Management and Triage
- Capacity Planning
- Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing
- Building and Maintaining identical environments for Testing, QA, and Development
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.