Maximize power of Snowflake Cloud Usage by monitoring key metrics of usage and cost using powerful reporting tools

Chetn Gangwal

March 17, 2022

Make the most of your Snowflake investment can be just a few spectacular dashboards away

A cloud data warehouse is excellent, but without clear visibility into your usage and costs, it can be difficult to avoid anomalies or discover opportunities to increase storage and usage, control costs and improve performance.

With Snowflake, organizations can now easily analyze vast amounts of data and make better business-driven decisions. But once you have found Snowflake’s data warehouse and created your users and data sources, how can you monitor usage and tailor it to your needs? What kind of resources will it consume? How much storage will it require? What is the impact on your charges? These are the questions that are on the minds of every customer. Here comes the role of the reporting tool. We will take a closer look at how you can use reporting tools and dashboards like Power BI, Looker, Tableau, etc. to manage Snowflake naturally, efficiently and to its full potential. The upcoming online seminar “Save Costs by Monitoring Snowflake Cloud Use with Powerful Analytics” April 6, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. PST

And this is why you need data analysis tools:

While Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse is a great solution for your data storage and analytics needs and provides the usage statistics and costs visible through their standard interface, many organizations may need more details to achieve important business results.

This is usually a climbing climb for most businesses to create reports and analyzes on internal cost and usage data. Data analysis tools provide in-depth insights into the costs and use of Snowflake. With just a few clicks or a simple keyboard shortcut combination, users can activate the data analysis tools that integrate with Snowflake.

Monitoring, data analysis and visualization with tools like Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Looker can provide you with almost real-time views of your consumption and utilization by data source, operating system disk type, workload and other dimensions. The out-of-the-box reports can be expanded to monitor more metrics and custom reports can be created to collect predefined metrics that are not available in the standard reports. Monitoring these tools can also provide you with insights into the most expensive queries, which source data are the slowest and most unused disks that can be used to cache queries.

You can track and identify possible cost-saving opportunities. For example, you can optimize table usage based on queries running in tables most often to minimize your overall costs. Many other cost analysis strategies can be easily implemented to create additional savings.

The most obvious benefit of using these powerful reporting tools for your business is that along with the ability to easily monitor additional costs incurred, you use and enable some functionality in your Snowflake Cloud infrastructure. You can then allocate additional resources to free up additional cash flow while minimizing the impact on the overall cloud supply schedules.

Motivate Snowflake Investments with Jade Global Reporting Boards

Build spectacular reporting boards:

Jade Global has Advanced reporting dashboards developed that are not related to any particular tool (tool agnostic), can be translated using a variety of the most common tools, and can be easily deployed so that businesses can quickly and easily monitor Snowflake usage and cost metrics such as:

  • Calculation cost overview
  • Credit forecasting
  • Error tracking
  • Queries run slowly
  • Utilizing queries
  • User adoption
  • Storage cost

These reportable dashboards designed by Jade Global make it easy for users. Users are presented with a list of data that can be filtered by category or property. Then, users can delve into individual elements of the data set while entering specific parameters.

Modern data warehouses contain all kinds of useful information that can help a business make better and faster decisions. Snowflake Cloud is the leading player in the field of data warehousing and Jade Global as a selected partner of Snowflake is committed to helping its customers leverage Big Data solutions that help improve their business. We believe there is significant untapped potential in this area and know how we can serve these sub-technologies to impact business goals and help you get value from your investment while reducing your effort and costs.

About the writer

Chten Gangwal, Senior Solutions Architect, Snowflake & BI Certified SnowPro Core

Chetan has been working with Jade Global for 13 years as a Senior Solutions Architect focusing on data-driven solutions and business results. Chaten’s current role is as a shipping carrier – a snowflake service line. He has 15+ years of solid experience in designing solutions, building proposals and managing all levels of large-scale projects. Solid understanding of business intelligence products, data analysis and enterprise products.

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