Key Takeaways from Snowflake Summit 2024

Published on June 20, 2024

Key Takeaways from Snowflake Summit 2024

Published on June 20, 2024 | 1 mins read

A recap of the exciting innovations unveiled at Snowflake Summit 2024

The Snowflake Summit 2024 was packed with thrilling announcements with the potential to reshape the way our customers view their data landscape. As a Snowflake Elite Services Partner, DAS42 is excited to share the highlights of Snowflake’s innovations and how we can help your business leverage these advancements.

Unveiling the Snowflake AI Data Cloud

This year’s Summit was marked by a significant shift, with Snowflake rebranding itself as the Snowflake AI Data Cloud. The Platform Keynote, led by CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy and EVP of Product Christian Kleinerman, was the highlight, showcasing a multitude of new features now generally available. This shift emphasizes simplicity, efficiency, and comprehensive integration.

Strengthening Your Data Foundation

  1. Document AI: Harnessing Arctic Tilt, Snowflake’s proprietary model, Document AI can now process unstructured data using natural language. This feature is in public preview and will soon be generally available.
  2. Dynamic Tables: Announced last year, Dynamic Tables are now generally available, enabling incremental data processing as it is ingested. This is one transformation tool directly in Snowflake that we can see taking the place of other ELT or orchestration tools in some use cases.
  3. Serverless Flex Tasks: These tasks optimize efficiency by running within specified windows, potentially reducing costs by up to 42%.
  4. Iceberg Tables and Polaris Catalog: Iceberg Tables, a popular open-source format, are now available across all clouds, with tight integration into the Snowflake-hosted Polaris Catalog.
  5. Snowflake Horizon: This suite of governance tools includes Universal Search and Internal Marketplace, streamlining data discovery and management.

Building and Distributing Applications

  1. Streamlit: Now generally available, Streamlit continues evolving, making building interactive applications easier. We’re big proponents of Streamlit– check out our recent blog post highlighting a roundtable discussion with our technical team about what makes it so great and how we’re using it today.
  2. Snowpark Container Services: A fully managed offering, available on AWS and in preview on Azure and GCP, supports containerized application deployment.
  3. Git Integration and Database Change Management: These features simplify development workflows, now available in public preview. DAS42 is excited to see Git integration capabilities continue to advance, enhancing our ability to use governance best practices around version control and management in Snowflake’s many tools.
  4. Snowflake Trail: A single UI for all the telemetry of your code in a centralized place. Works with many data governance tools like DataDog, Grafana, and Slack.

Accelerating Enterprise AI

  1. Snowflake Notebooks: Integrating with Git and enabling scheduled tasks, Snowflake Notebooks enhance ML pipeline management.
  2. Snowflake CoPilot: An AI assistant that helps users with SQL queries and data analysis, now generally available.
  3. Snowpark Pandas API: Distributes data preparation tasks across Snowflake warehouses, currently available in public preview.
  4. Feature Store and Model Registry: New UIs for managing ML features and models, enhancing usability and management.
  5. Cortex Fine Tuning and Studio: Tools to refine model behavior and provide no-code ML/AI development environments, making advanced analytics accessible to a broader audience.
  6. Cortex Analyst and Cortex Search: Create chatbots from structured data in seconds via a no-code UI. (Snowflake featured a lot of capabilities for building custom chatbots this year – check out DAS42’s AI chatbot solution.)

DAS42: Your Partner in Leveraging Snowflake’s Innovations

DAS42, a Snowflake Elite Services Partner, offers a range of services including Managed Services, Data Modernization & Migration, Data & Cloud Strategy, and AI & Machine Learning. We’re here to help you navigate and implement these groundbreaking features from Snowflake. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your data foundation, build and distribute applications, or accelerate enterprise AI, DAS42 has the expertise to support your business.

Ready to transform your data strategy? Contact us today to learn how we can help you leverage these advancements for your business success.

DAS42 is a premier data and analytics consultancy with a modern point of view. We specialize in solving some of the most complex business challenges for the world’s most successful companies. As a Snowflake Elite Partner, DAS42 crafts customized strategies that create a single source of truth and enable enhanced and faster decision-making. DAS42 has a presence across the U.S. with primary offices in New York City and Denver. Connect with us at and stay updated on LinkedIn. Join us today on our journey to help you realize the possibilities of transforming your business through data and analytics.

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