Snowflake used its annual user conference Snowflake Summit 2022 to herald the launch of Unistore.
This new workload expands the capabilities of Snowflake and delivers what the firm calls a modern approach to working with transactional and analytical data together in a single platform.
Unistore is intended to streamline and simplify the development of transactional applications, while providing consistent governance, strong performance and near-unlimited scale to customers.
Traditionally, transactional and analytical data have been siloed, creating complexities when moving data between systems and hindering the speed required for modern development.
With Unistore, teams can expand the Snowflake-branded Data Cloud service to include transactional use cases such as application state and data serving.
As a part of Unistore, Snowflake is introducing Hybrid Tables, which offer fast single-row operations and allow customers to build transactional business applications directly on Snowflake.
Hybrid Tables, currently in private preview, enable customers to perform swift analytics on transactional data for immediate context… and also join Hybrid Tables with existing Snowflake Tables for a holistic view across all data.
Unistore and Hybrid Tables enable customers to build transactional applications with the same simplicity and performance they’re used to with Snowflake and a unified approach to data governance and security.
“Unistore is the foundation for another wave of innovation in the Snowflake Data Cloud,” said Christian Kleinerman, senior vice president of product, Snowflake. “Similar to how we redefined data lakes and data warehouses for our customers, Unistore is ushering in a renaissance of building and deploying a new generation of applications in the Data Cloud.”
Adobe is an early adopter of Unistore and has begun using the private preview of Hybrid Tables for its Adobe Campaigns application, which enables brands to deliver immediate omnichannel individualized experiences at scale.
Snowflake also announced the new Snowflake Native Applications Framework, Cybersecurity workload, Data Programmability innovations and more at Snowflake Summit 2022.