Data is the lifeblood of organizations. But understanding data and using it to drive meaningful insights can be a real challenge. Many data scientists spend a lot of time wrangling data instead of focusing on what matters — creating models that deliver real value for their business.
In many ways, the promise of machine learning has been delayed. This is because the number of sources and amount of data are growing faster than models can use them.
Machine learning: The problem of popularity vs. scalability
Nowadays, machine learning is extremely popular. One example: Its ability to power autonomous vehicles and reveal valuable insights from data; machine learning helps autonomous vehicles learn from data and make predictions about their surroundings, a critical component for the future of safety and scalability.
Realistically though, scaling up machine learning across a variety of use cases and industries poses a significant challenge for most organizations today. And if you want to get serious with machine learning and begin building production-level applications, one of the biggest challenges you face is scalability. Fortunately, Snowflake’s Snowpark provides a solution for this issue.
How Snowpark solves the machine learning data problem
First off, what is Snowflake’s Snowpark? Snowpark is a powerful platform that helps data professionals analyze and explore their raw data to get actionable insights. Snowpark unlocks the potential of machine learning by leveraging the latest technologies like Python, Java, Scala, Streamlit, and more. This makes data programmability easier than ever. Not only does Snowpark cut down on time spent wrangling data, but it also allows data scientists to focus on the creative elements of their work — creating models that offer true operational value.
Snowpark’s distributed SQL engine
One key feature offered by Snowpark is its distributed SQL engine. This combines scalability and performance with an enterprise-grade security framework. The distributed SQL engine allows developers to build large-scale applications that span many databases and thousands of nodes across any number of regions in a few simple steps — no manual coding or cluster maintenance required.
Scalable streaming processes and full compliance with common machine learning frameworks
Snowpark also supports popular open-source libraries like Apache Spark for scalable streaming processing as well as full compliance with common machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Scikit-Learn. Using these tools, developers can create advanced models such as natural language processing (NLP) pipelines or time series forecasting. And Snowpark eliminates the worry about keeping their data secure and compliant.
A comprehensive set of APIs
Finally, Snowflake offers an impressive set of APIs that allow developers to integrate their systems with existing applications or processes more than ever before. This provides seamless access to meaningful analytics without having to make changes in the underlying codebase.
Improve your data operations and customer experience with Snowpark
By combining the power of Snowpark’s distributed SQL engine with the versatility of open-source libraries and APIs, businesses can unlock powerful insights driven by data at scale — enabling them to better understand their customers’ needs while providing faster delivery times for products and services across industries.
Learn more about our team of certified Snowflake consultants, SnowPros, who can help you take full advantage of the benefits of Snowpark.