Snowflake is a cloud-based data warehouse system founded in 2012. It is a columnar-stored relational database and works well with Tableau, Excel and many other tools familiar to end-users. Snowflake automatically handles infrastructure, optimization, availability, data protection, and more, so you can focus on using your data, not managing it.
The easiest and fastest way to connect your Snowflake data warehouse to Google Sheets. With Castodia, you can test the limits by analyzing stored data from relational databases, running and scheduling queries, and auto-refreshing data from a yearly basis down to a 1-minute frequency. LEARN MORE
[Update: December 2020] Users will no longer need to individually share each sheet with the Castodia service account as described in the video. Users will instead be required to authenticate with their Google Account only once and this will automatically enable auto-refresh for any sheet.
Castodia lets you pull data from your Snowflake data warehouse directly into Google Sheets.
To connect your Snowflake data warehouse, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Install the Castodia GSuite Marketplace Database Connector
Step 2: Create a Google Sheet and click "Add-Ons" within the toolbar section to access the Castodia Database Connector
Step 3: Two options will appear when you hover over the add-on: launch and settings. Click "Settings."
Step 4: Type in a name to help identify your data warehouse
Step 5: Click the drop-down menu to access the Snowflake data warehouse
Step 6: Gather and enter your data warehouse connection information. There are a few components needed, some mandatory and some optional depending on your Snowflake setup.
Step 7: Click the "Test" button to run the data warehouse and verify your credentials
Step 8: Click the "Save" button once a green notification pops up, indicating that the add-on was successfully installed.
And that's it! Enjoy running your queries.
Suppose the manager of business intelligence is looking to prepare a report evaluating the recent installation of a new accounting system. The system launched two weeks ago and the company has been managing all the data for transactional sources. The IT team wants to know if the implementation has been effective during the upcoming bi-weekly meeting.
The manager of business intelligence wants to answer three questions:
Rather than manually exporting CSV files to derive insightful analytics, the manager of business intelligence can use Castodia's Database Connector to connect their Snowflake data warehouse to Google Sheets, run and save important queries, and auto-refresh their data every two weeks based on their custom schedule.
To get started, install the Castodia GSuite Add-On and access a new Google sheet. Once you have connected your Snowflake data warehouse, you can begin to run SQL queries.
Castodia also gives users the freedom to create custom schedules for databases. The manager of business intelligence can also set a schedule to auto-refresh data on a bi-weekly basis for future meetings.
Now let's answer the three questions:
Using data from the Snowflake data warehouse, the manager of business intelligence can create a graph to visualize the difference in budget vs. actual spend on the software implementation. With the pink line indicating the budgeted spend, and the green line indicated the actual spend, it is clear that the actual spend was 2% higher. However, this value is relatively low, suggesting a successful implementation.
There is high promise for the success of the software implementation. Within two weeks, there has been an increase of profits, which is extremely early within the stage of inception. This is great news that the manager of business intelligence can report to the IT team at the meeting.
Through compiling the survey results, the manager of business intelligence can report to the IT team the successful findings. Overall, the software implementation was executed with little to no flaws, resulting in a high success rate and negative skew.
Set refresh frequency to every day, every few hours, or every few minutes. Down to once every 1 minute
Auto refresh data daily, weekly, monthly or yearly with fully customizable schedules
Run, save and schedule queries all from within Google Sheets using a clean and intuitive interface
Run long/complex queries that take minutes to run. Fearlessly run large queries without unexpected errors
Choose how to auto-refresh data on your spreadsheet. Smart Overwrite prevents calculations intact
Paste any SQL query and run them directly from Google Sheets. If it runs on your editor it will also run here
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