Exploring listings

Explore the listings on the Snowflake Marketplace and try out paid and limited trial listings before you purchase or request them. If you don’t see listings or providers that you want to see, you can request new data or providers on the Snowflake Marketplace.

Before you can get or purchase a listing, you must become a Snowflake consumer of listings. See Becoming a consumer of listings.

Browsing listings on the Snowflake Marketplace

You can browse listings on the Snowflake Marketplace whether you have a Snowflake account or not.

  • You can see listings on the web by browsing to Snowflake Marketplace.

  • You can see listings in Snowsight by selecting Data Products » Marketplace

After you find a listing relevant to your use cases, explore it further.

Using data dictionaries to preview the contents of a listing

Data dictionaries allow you to preview the contents of a listing on the Snowflake Marketplace before installing it in your account. A data dictionary displays the tables, views, and functions within a listing.

There are two ways you can view the contents of a listing as a consumer:

  • Featured objects: allow you to view the most important objects within the listing. Featured objects are selected by the listing provider.

  • All objects: allow you to view all of the objects within a listing.

To view the contents of a listing, do the following:

  1. Sign in to Snowsight.

  2. In the navigation menu, select Data Products » Marketplace.

  3. Search for the listing, then select it.

  4. Review the items that appear under Data Dictionary.

    • To view the contents of a featured object, select the object’s name.

    • To view all of the objects within a listing, select View all objects. When viewing all objects you can browse through the contents of a listing or search for specific items.

    • To view the data dictionary associated with an object, select its Data Preview tab.

      If Data Preview is enabled for the selected listing, then up to 10 rows of data are displayed.

Trial a listing

You can trial a limited trial or paid listing to explore the data available in the listing.

After you explore the data, you can purchase the listing or request the full data product.

Note

You must use the ACCOUNTADMIN role or a custom role with the CREATE DATABASE and IMPORT SHARE privileges to trial a listing.

  1. Sign in to Snowsight.

  2. Select Data Products » Marketplace » Browse Data Products.

    The pricing status of each listing is indicated on the listing. To view only listings available to trial, select the Price filter and select Paid or Free to Try.

  3. Select a paid or limited trial listing. The listing description page opens and you can read about the listing.

  4. Select Get. You can read the description of the trial available for the listing.

  5. Enter your preferred name for the database created from the data product in the listing.

  6. Select Get Data.

  7. If you want to query the data in the listing immediately, select Open to open a Snowsight worksheet containing example SQL queries for the listing’s dataset. Otherwise, select Done.

About trialing listings

When you trial a listing, you might have any of the following types of access:

  • Indefinite access to a limited set of data.

  • Indefinite access to limited functionality of the Snowflake Native App.

  • Time-limited access to all data or a limited set of data.

  • Time-limited access to all functionality or limited functionality of the Snowflake Native App.

If you are trialing a paid listing, you are not charged for the listing when your trial ends. You are only charged if you choose to purchase the paid listing.

Using the data product in a listing that you’re trialing works similarly to using a database that you have full access to:

  • An account administrator, the role that created the database (if different than the account admin), or any role with the global MANAGE GRANTS privilege can grant other roles access to the database and database objects (e.g. tables, views).

  • Querying data while you trial a listing incurs compute charges in your Snowflake account, but you do not incur any charges for the listing.

  • If the listing provides access to a limited set of data or application functionality and you attempt to perform actions that are accessible only to consumers with full access to the listing, you see no results.

When your time-limited trial ends, or when you have finished exploring the limited trial data product, decide what to do with the listing:

  • If you decide to purchase the data product of a paid listing, see Accessing paid listings.

  • If you want to request unlimited access to the full data product of a limited trial listing, see Request a limited trial listing.

  • If you don’t want to purchase the data product, an account administrator can drop the database created or Snowflake Native App installed for your trial.

  • If you want to continue trialing the data product but the time period of a time-limited trial has expired, other accounts in your organization can start a new trial of the listing.

Requesting new data or providers

If you explore the Snowflake Marketplace and don’t see data or providers that you want to see, you can request new data products or providers.

To request new data products within Snowflake, do the following:

  1. Sign in to Snowsight.

  2. Select Data Products » Marketplace.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

  4. Select Let us know to access the Snowflake Marketplace Request New Products form.

You can also access the Snowflake Marketplace Request New Products form directly on the Snowflake website.

If you decide you want to become a data provider yourself, see Becoming a provider of listings.