Snowflake, the cloud data platform, has announced general availability on Google Cloud in London, U.K.. The expansion follows Snowflake’s general availability on Google Cloud in the US and Netherlands earlier this year and reflects a continued rise in customer demand from organisations with a Google Cloud or multi-cloud strategy. Snowflake accelerated its London launch to empower organizations, such as the U.K.’s National Health Service, with a scalable, powerful data platform capable of generating rapid data insights that can help organisations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, having a U.K.-hosted cloud data platform was essential, due to the sensitive nature of their data. With Snowflake, a number of key health and social care organisations in Greater Manchester will now be able to access a multi-cloud data platform for data science and analytics that scales to support any number of users and is secure by design.
Matt Hennessey, Chief Intelligence and Analytics Officer for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “Snowflake is a valuable addition to the suite of digital technologies that comprise the Greater Manchester Digital Platform. Snowflake will provide a powerful mechanism for generating quick data insights and driving decision-making that ultimately supports the health and wellbeing of our citizens.”
Greater Manchester will also leverage Snowflake on Google Cloud to help fulfil Greater Manchester Digital Platform’s mission to use data more effectively to enhance care, improve services and save lives. With Snowflake, health and social care has a single-integrated platform for supporting new research and producing reporting dashboards, while adhering to national personal data security requirements.
“In times of uncertainty, reliable data and rapid insights provide immense value for helping organisations respond and move forward,” Christian Kleinerman, SVP of Product Management at Snowflake said. “Snowflake’s availability on Google Cloud in London enables customers in the UK to fully leverage the benefits of both platforms for supporting their business and customers during this time.”
Snowflake’s cloud data platform shatters the barriers that have prevented organisations of all sizes from unleashing the true value from their data. Thousands of customers deploy Snowflake to advance their businesses beyond what was once possible by deriving all the insights from all their data by all their business users. Snowflake equips organisations with a single, integrated platform that offers the data warehouse built for the cloud; instant, secure and governed access to their entire network of data; and a core architecture to enable many types of data workloads, including a single platform for developing modern data applications. Snowflake: Data without limits. Find out more at Snowflake.com.