In this chapter, you will learn about Snowflake, a cloud-based data warehouse that offers a unique architecture. We will discuss its key features, use cases, architecture, and how it compares to its competitors. You will also get started with SnowflakeSQL, exploring its basic syntax and similarities with PostgreSQL.
In this chapter, you'll embark on a journey through Snowflake SQL. You'll start by discovering various methods to connect and interface with Snowflake. As you delve deeper, you'll grasp the significance of Snowflake Staging. Navigate the vast landscapes of Snowflake's databases using essential commands, and broaden your understanding of its data types, learning to convert them and drawing comparisons with Postgres. Conclude your exploration by mastering Snowflake's functions and honing data sorting and grouping techniques.
In Chapter 3, you'll advance your skills in Snowflake SQL. You'll begin by exploring diverse join methods and building complex queries with subqueries and CTEs. We'll emphasize query optimization, showing you ways to enhance the speed and efficiency of your SQL tasks. At the end, we'll delve into handling semi-structured data like JSON.