Cloud Security

Snowflake partners with Pure Storage on secure on-prem data analytics

Cloud-based data warehouse technology firm Snowflake and storage technology provider Pure Storage have entered into a strategic partnership to provide their clients with a way to perform data analytics on on-prem data without running into compliance and security issues, CRN reports. "Today, to do analytics with on-prem data, a customer has to migrate the data to Snowflake in the cloud before they can take advantage of data warehousing," said Pure Storage Chief Technology Officer Rob Lee. "But customers have data from a variety of sources, all of which have different governance requirements."The partnership will allow clients to target its data on Pure Storage's FlashBlade file and object storage array with the Snowflake compute engine. "There's no need to migrate a copy of any of the data to Snowflake, which would then mean having an extra copy of the data which increases security risks," noted Lee. The joint offering will be provided as a meet-in-the-channel process instead of a product, the companies said.

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