About listings

With listings, you can provide data and other information to other Snowflake users, and you can access data and other information shared by Snowflake providers.

You can explore, access, and provide listings privately to consumers and on the Snowflake Marketplace.

What is a listing?

A listing is an enhanced method of Secure Data Sharing and uses the same provider and consumer model.

As a provider, you can use a listing to share data in your Snowflake account with other Snowflake accounts privately or by offering a listing on the Snowflake Marketplace. See Becoming a provider of listings.

As a consumer, you can use a listing to access data shared by other Snowflake accounts on the Snowflake Marketplace or privately with your account. See Becoming a consumer of listings.

Listings add capabilities to Secure Data Sharing such as the following:

  • Offer a share publicly on the Snowflake Marketplace.

  • Charge consumers for access to the data in the share.

  • Monitor interest in your listing and usage of the data in the share.

  • Provide metadata about the share, such as a title, description, sample SQL queries, and information about the data provider.

For more details about listings compared with other types of sharing at Snowflake, see Overview of Data Sharing at Snowflake.

You can explore listings and providers on the Snowflake Marketplace through Snowsight. See About Snowflake Marketplace.

To use listings and the Snowflake Marketplace, there are additional Legal requirements for providers and consumers of listings.

Types of listings

As a provider, you can choose which type of listing to use to share data and information with consumers.

When you create a listing, you choose between offering a listing publicly on the Snowflake Marketplace, or privately to select customers.

Marketplace listings

As a provider, you can offer listings on the Snowflake Marketplace to market your data product across the Snowflake Data Cloud. Offering a listing on the Snowflake Marketplace lets you share curated data offerings with many consumers simultaneously, rather than maintaining sharing relationships with each individual consumer.

Listings offered publicly on the Snowflake Marketplace can be free, paid, or personalized listings that are tailored to specific consumers.

See About Snowflake Marketplace for more.

Private listings

Private listings let you take advantage of the capabilities of listings to share data and other information directly with another Snowflake account in any Snowflake region.

Private listings can be free or paid.

Free listings

A free listing is available privately or on the Snowflake Marketplace, and provides instant access to a published dataset. Free listings can be entirely free to access, or providers can negotiate fees for the listing directly with the consumer.

This type of listing is best for providing generic, aggregated, or non-customer-specific data.

Personalized listings

A personalized listing lets consumers request specific datasets from providers. A personalized listing can contain premium data that a provider charges for, or data that is specific to each consumer.

For more about how you can access a personalized listing as a consumer, see Access a personalized listing on the Snowflake Marketplace.