As businesses make the move to the cloud, so too do their databases and data warehousing tools. The cloud offers many advantages: flexibility, collaboration, and accessibility from anywhere, to name a few. Popular tools like Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Snowflake, Google BigQuery, and have all offered businesses simple ways to warehouse and analyze their cloud data.
The cloud model lowers the barriers to entry — especially cost, complexity, and lengthy time-to-value — that have traditionally limited the adoption and successful use of data warehousing technology. It permits an organization to scale up or scale down — to turn on or turn off — data warehouse capacity as needed. Plus, it’s fast and easy to get started with a cloud data warehouse.