Any way you measure it, Snowflake Summit showed the
industry is hungry for both interaction and the cloud.
This is one of the faster growing industry events I can remember, with a reported 10,000 attendees vs the last in person event at 2,000 in 2019. The ecosystem has also grown significantly, with approximately 200 exhibitors this year.Given the record setting revenue growth of Snowflake it shouldn’t be surprising, but it really hit you as you walked the packed expo.
Qlik had a big showing this year with many joint customers presenting success stories, which is always my and I think most attendees’ favorite part of an event.Our presentation on “Real-time Data Integration, Transformation and Warehouse Automation” was standing room only and we received a lot of great feedback post session. Personally, it was nice to dust off the live presentation cobwebs and see live reactions from an audience. Data warehouse automation is still a new concept for many, and I recommend this report from Gartner to learn more on how customers are leveraging a model-driven and no-code way to success.
My personal take on the most interesting Snowflake product announcements from the show:
Qlik also had product announcements including new Qlik Cloud Data Service capabilities for real-time data integration and new Direct Query pushdown for analytics. We also had a great time participating in theCube and Man on the Street video segments.
Overall, it was great event, and special shout out to Marriot for the room upgrade at the Cosmopolitan and a strong recommendation to try the paella at Jaleo while you’re there!
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