Data Providers: Sharing Data¶
In this Topic:
Why Am I Sharing My Data?¶
Data collaboration is critical for success. No matter the focus of your work, your organization collects specialized data that offers important insights and new perspectives. Your organization may already recognize the value of collaboration, sharing or selling its data. You may be new to the space, exploring for the first time the ways to make available your organization’s data trove. Share data because there are others out there who want and need that data, and recognize its real world value.
How Do I Load Data Into Snowflake?¶
Loading data into Snowflake is a technical process that may require engineering support. The methods you use are usually determined by where your data resides. The methods aren’t mutually exclusive; if your organization has data residing in more than one location, you may need to use multiple methods of loading data.
Snowflake supports loading data from many sources, including:
Google Cloud Storage
Local data sources
Snowflake provides detailed documentation about loading data. Working with your organization, you’ll need to:
Determine the volume of data and the frequency of loading. Snowflake supports both bulk and continuous loading. Your organization may need to use both methods.
After your data is loaded into Snowflake, you’ll need to create and manage the data shares that will fuel your Marketplace listings.
To learn more about loading data into Snowflake, see the following resources:
How Do I Replicate My Data to New Regions?¶
Snowflake recommends that you use auto-fulfillment (currently available in Private Preview) to handle replication of your data to other regions. The user that enables auto-fulfillment must have the ACCOUNTADMIN role, operating in an account that has been granted ORGADMIN privileges.
Snowflake’s auto-fulfillment is available after the first time you publish your listing. When enabled, auto-fulfillment ensures that your data product is automatically replicated to and stays current in the regions you specify.
For personalized listings, or if you choose not to use auto-fulfillment for your standard listings, your organization is responsible for replicating your data to other regions. For personalized listings, before you can fulfill consumer requests, you must replicate your data to the consumer regions.
If your organization chooses to manually replicate data, Snowflake recommends that you replicate your data when you create your listing, rather than waiting for consumer requests. Snowflake provides detailed technical guidance about replication.