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Release 6.8.2




This section describes how to integrate the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta® platform with Snowflake databases.

  • Snowflake provides a cloud-database datawarehouse designed for big data processing and analytics. For more information, see


NOTE: This integration is supported only for deployments of Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition in customer-managed AWS infrastructures. These deployments must use S3 as the base storage layer. For more information, see Supported Deployment Scenarios for AWS.

  • SSO connections are not supported.


  • If you do not provide a stage database, then the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform must create one for you in the default database. In this default database, you must include a schema named PUBLIC. For more information, please see the Snowflake documentation.


When relational connections are enabled, this connection type is automatically available. For more information, see Enable Relational Connections.


To create a Snowflake connection, you must enable the following feature. The job manifest feature enables the creation of a manifest file to track the set of temporary files written to S3 before publication to Snowflake.

NOTE: To guarantee consistency you can enable consistent view on the EMR cluster. This step must be done when the cluster is created. See Configure for EMR.


  1. You can apply this change through the Admin Settings Page (recommended) or trifacta-conf.json. For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods.
  2. Locate the following parameter and set it to true:

    "feature.enableJobOutputManifest": true,
  3. Save your changes and restart the platform.

Create Stage

In Snowflake terminology, a stage is a database object that points to an external location on S3. It must be an external stage containing access credentials.

  • If a stage is used, it is typically the default bucket used on S3 for storage.

    Tip: You can specify a separate database to use for your stage.

    NOTE: For read-only connections to Snowflake, you must specify a Database for Stage. The connecting user must have write access to this database.

  • If a stage is not specified, a temporary stage is created using the current user's AWS credentials.

    NOTE: Without a defined stage, you must have write permissions to the database from which you import. This database is used to create the temporary stage.

For more information on stages, see

In the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform, the stage location is specified as part of creating the Snowflake connection.

Create Snowflake Connection

For more information, see Create Snowflake Connections.



  1. After you create your connection, load a small dataset based on a table in the connected Snowflake database.

    NOTE: For Snowflake connections, you must have write access to the database from which you are importing.

    See Import Data Page

  2. Perform a few simple transformations to the data. Run the job. See Transformer Page.
  3. Verify the results.

For more information, see Verify Operations.

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