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Snowflake’s Telecom Data Cloud bets on accelerating cloud efficiency

Snowflake said on Wednesday that it was making another industry-specific product available in the form of a managed Telecom Data Cloud, nearly a year after launching the Retail Data Cloud and Healthcare and Life Sciences Data Cloud offering.

With Snowflake’s proprietary cloud data warehouse at its core, Telecom Data Cloud combines Snowflake’s data storage, analytics, and compliance tools with access to third-party data sources and resources through a data marketplace and multiple consulting services from partners such as Amazon Web. Services (AWS), Cognizant, SDG Group, Prodapt Consulting, and Wipro. Telecom Data Cloud, which is designed to accelerate cloud deployments, also has partnerships with several other technology companies, including Alteryx, CARTO, H2O.AI, Informatica, and ThoughtSpot.

Different partners bring different capabilities to the Telecom Data Cloud. Snowflake partner Flywheel, for example, enables live access to third-party data sources, including satellite, geospatial, and customer demographic data to develop new products or applications.

The new offering comes with pre-built templates for building industry-focused solutions, the company said. The acceleration of cloud computing deployments is expected to help telecom service providers boost their digital transformation efforts by enabling superior customer experiences, maximizing operational efficiencies, and monetizing new data services.

With Telecom Data Cloud, Snowflake now has a portfolio of five industry-specific versions of its Data Cloud.

Industry clouds aim to accelerate cloud deployments

While industry-specific vertical solutions are nothing new for software vendors, cloud enablement for legacy enterprises through industry clouds provides deployment agility and networking and collaboration benefits that don’t exist when deployed. conventional on-premises solutions, said Doug Henschen, principal analyst at Constellation. Investigation.

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“The common appeal of industry solutions has always been to accelerate deployments with experience and pre-built content geared toward a specific industry and its common use cases,” Henschen explained.

For data platform providers such as Snowflake, this would mean providing industry data models, connectors to common applications and data sources, and insight into frequent integrations and query patterns that support common use cases, Henschen said.

“Vertical solutions cloud adds the element of incorporating data providers for enrichment and the opportunity to share and monetize data as cloud services,” Henschen said.

Telecom Data Cloud, according to the analyst, will help SQL-focused data analysts and engineers by accelerating implementations with pre-built content geared toward a specific industry and its common use cases.

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