Today, we are thrilled to announce that Bobsled now supports universal sharing natively from Snowflake. Teams that build data products on Snowflake can now securely share data directly to customers in BigQuery, Databricks, AWS S3, Azure Storage and more without leaving the platform.
Snowflake is a powerful platform to build data products. But the customers and partners that use your products often work on different platforms. Some might use BigQuery or Databricks while others prefer a data lake on AWS S3 or Azure Storage. Bobsled lets you meet those customers and partners where they work without leaving the platform you and your team knows best: Snowflake.
With Bobsled on Snowflake, you can:
- Securely share data to other organizations in any cloud storage or data warehouse without leaving Snowflake.
- Make your data products discoverable on platform-powered marketplaces, including BigQuery Analytics Hub, Databricks Marketplace and more.
- Manage updates, schema changes and errors seamlessly across customers no matter where they work.
Share data from Snowflake to any cloud or platform
Bobsled extends the power of Snowflake Sharing to any cloud or platform. Once you’ve granted Bobsled permissions to your instance, you’re ready to share anywhere. Specify the platform, cloud and region where you want it to go, select the tables or views from Snowflake that you want to share, and set the loading and update pattern. Within minutes, your customer receives a ready-to-query view of your data product in their native platform.
The magic of Bobsled is that consumers access data using the native sharing protocols in each platform. No waiting for customers to ETL the data from an FTP server or API or coordinating with their IT departments to give you access to their infrastructure. Data appears fully structured, ready-to-query in their data warehouse or cloud storage platform – all with only a public credential like an email or account name.
Instantly list data products on other marketplaces
The Snowflake Marketplace has emerged as a powerful new revenue channel for many (but not all) business teams. The question for many of these teams is what’s next? Partner and sales organizations want to try out new platform data marketplaces, but demand is often too uncertain to justify the engineering expense required. That leaves providers to wait too long – often, missing opportunities to find new leads and build long-term relationships with these platforms.
That equation changes with Bobsled. Bobsled allows you to test marketplaces like Databricks Marketplace, BigQuery Analytics Hub and more with near-zero upfront investment. Simply select the data products you already share in Snowflake, specify the marketplace you want to support and share the listings information (often, the same as an existing Snowflake Listing.) If there’s demand, you can easily scale up delivery; if not, there’s no time wasted.
Manage updates, schema changes and errors seamlessly
Think about the challenge of managing your data products today. Now, imagine you’re managing those products across multiple platforms – many of which your team is just learning. When schemas change and pipelines break, how ready will you be to adapt?
With Bobsled, you no longer need to worry about the other platforms. When changes are made to the tables or views, it automatically mirrors those changes across the active shares you have with customers. It’s the power of Snowflake Sharing brought to every customer that works in the cloud.