Snowflake – PDX Inc. Creates Next-Generation Healthcare Insights as a Service for Pharmacies
PDX set up a proof-of-concept (POC) competition to find a new data warehouse and analytics platform. One team used the Hadoop solution; another team used a cloud based Hadoop and data warehouse service; and another team used the Snowflake cloud-native Elastic Data Warehouse platform. Within a week of starting the POC, the Snowflake team was putting data into the Snowflake cloud-native data warehouse. Meanwhile, the Hadoop team spent at least three weeks trying to stand up a Hadoop infrastructure and configure it to be able to receive, handle, and process data. At the end of the POC, the clear winner was the Snowflake platform.