Snowflake’s cloud data platform allows you to consolidate analytics across data warehouses, data marts, and data lakes into a single source of truth that powers multiple types of business applications. It also streamlines how diverse teams share governed data, internally and externally, in order to collaborate across all data without having to copy data and move it from place to place. This simplifies data sharing, allows you to set up pertinent data access restrictions, and minimizes the data governance and compliance issues of managing multiple copies of the same data sets. Snowflake also allows you to store your data in any region, on any cloud, including popular offerings from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. The platform automates everything from data storage and processing to transaction management, security, governance, and metadata management.