Snowflake Retail Data Cloud GA
March 28, 2022
Retail Data Cloud unites Snowflake’s data platform, Snowflake- and
partner-delivered solutions, and industry-specific datasets. The
Retail Data Cloud empowers retailers, manufacturers, distributors,
consumer packaged goods (CPG) vendors, and industry technology
providers, to leverage their own data, access new data, and
seamlessly collaborate across the retail industry. Together,
Snowflake and its ecosystem of partners are able to drive business
agility, deliver exceptional, personalized customer experiences, and
optimize operations for businesses across the sector.
Enable regulatory compliance through data governance with a suite of easily managed security capabilities including data clean room functionality, auditability features like double-blind joins, restricted queries, centralized RBAC, and row/columnar level obfuscation that enable data to be shared without movement and risk of revealing PII
Optimize operations with elastic performance, scaling up to meet the analytics needs during seasonal peaks and down to improve efficiencies and profitability
Seamlessly share data across their ecosystem in near real-time across three major public cloud platforms
Leverage industry-specific, pre-built solutions created by Snowflake’s network of partners, from standard data models to AI/ML-powered insights, to reduce time to value and increase the impact of their investments
Some of the largest customers in the retail and CPG industries are already using Snowflake’s Retail Data Cloud to unlock business agility and fuel innovation.
Customer use cases include:
Albertsons - The grocery retailer is leveraging the Retail Data Cloud to bring data from their more than 2,200 store locations together for a single, unified view that will help them better serve their customers.
Kraft Heinz - The Kraft Heinz Company is a leader in digital technology, having built an advanced cloud data platform within Snowflake’s Retail Data Cloud that has allowed it to increase its pace of innovation, react faster to changes in the marketplace, and further its purpose to “make life delicious.”
Rakuten - The electronic commerce and online retailer uses Snowflake to scale business operations in North America and to provide secure, near real-time data access to vendor and merchandising partners.
“As a global CPG company, the ability to quickly respond to
changes in the marketplace has been essential to how we optimize
operations during periods of uncertainty,” said Jorge Balestra,
Global Head of Machine Learnings Operations at Kraft Heinz.
“Snowflake’s Retail Data Cloud enables us to tie together data from
numerous sources on purchase orders, inventory, and manufacturing,
as well as collaborate on data in virtually real-time with partners
like Albertsons, all in one place for end-to-end supply chain
visibility that leaves zero ambiguity in our business. Snowflake has
been vital to Kraft Heinz digital transformation and is enabling us
to now focus resources on innovation for our customers.”
Snowflake Data Marketplace partners, like AccuWeather, Atlas, Catalina, Crisp, Experian, Heap, NCSolutions, and Numerator, which enable timely access to 3rd party data sources via data sharing, powering key processes such as enhancing customer 360° views, improving demand forecasts, and more.
Consulting and Services partners like Capgemini, Infosys, Slalom, Tata Consultancy Services, and TEK Systems, can unlock time-to-value for customers with pre-built partner solutions that help solve for top priority use cases in merchandising, supply chain, and personalization, and can quickly help businesses grow value.
Technology partners like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dataiku, DataRobot, Robling, and Tableau, provide seamless integrations and out-of-the-box solutions so customers can attain deeper insights and realize the full power and ease of use of the Retail Data Cloud.
“This package of joint solutions to the Retail & CPG industry in Snowflake’s Retail Data Cloud can fuel the next wave of transformation by providing the data access, governance and sharing required to activate data and drive business value,” said Rosemary Hua, Retail and CPG Industry GTM lead at Snowflake. “Retailers and CPGs can now connect with partners and each other in the Data Cloud to take data-driven action and better serve their customers in a rapidly changing environment.”