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  • Snowflake is an S3-based data warehouse service hosted in the cloud. Auto-scaling, automatic failover, and other features simplify the deployment and management of your enterprise's data warehouse. For more information, see


  1. S3 base storage layer: Snowflake access requires installation of
    D s item
    in the AWS infrastructure and use of S3 as the base storage layer, which must be enabled. See Set Base Storage Layer. 
  2. Same region:  The Snowflake cluster must be in the same region as the default S3 bucket.
  3. Integration: Your  

    D s item
     is   is connected to an EMR cluster. 


    NOTE: EMRFS Consistency View must be enabled.


    See Configure for EMR.

  4. Deployment: 

    D s platform
    is deployed in EC2.

  • PUBLIC schema: If you do not create an external staging database:
    • A PUBLIC schema is required in your default database.
    • If you do not provide a stage database, then a temporary stage is created for you under the PUBLIC schema in the default database.
  • S3 bucket: The user-created stage must point to the same S3 bucket as the default bucket in use by 
    D s product


  • You cannot perform ad-hoc publication to Snowflake.
  • SSO connections are not supported.


  1. Login to the application.
  2. In the menu, click Settings menu > Connections.
  3. In the Create Connection page, click the Snowflake connection card.
  4. Specify the properties for your Snowflake database connection. The following parameters are specific to Snowflake connections:


    NOTE: In Snowflake connections, property values are case-sensitive. Snowflake-related locations are typically specified in capital letters.

Account Name
Snowflake account to use. Suppose your hostname is the following:
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Your account name is the following:

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WarehouseThe name of the warehouse to which to connect

If you have deployed a Snowflake stage for managing file conversion to tables, you can enter its name here. 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, then this value is typically the schema and the name of the stage. Example value:

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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

For more information, see Create Connection Window.