Snowflake vs. Panoply

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If you’re like most businesses, data is everywhere, but syncing, storing, and accessing it is a challenge. An analytics stack is the answer, but deciding how to build one isn’t easy.

To help, we’ve compared Snowflake and Panoply on key factors like price, ease of use, and compatibility so you can make an informed decision that fits your needs.

Snowflake is a Data Warehousing Platform Designed for Data Architects

Snowflake is a data warehousing platform built with experienced data architects and data engineers in mind. Data is stored in the cloud for easy consumption and a SQL workbench and user permissions allow multiple users to query data. The Snowflake platform is efficient at handling many data types but may prove challenging to adopt for users without a heavy data background.

Panoply is a Data Warehouse + ETL Platform for Analysts

Panoply is the easiest way to sync, store, and access all your business data. The platform combines a powerful data warehouse with code-free ETL, which results in quick and easy setup and minimal upkeep. Users can query data directly in Panoply or connect their preferred analytical notebook or BI tool.

Compare Snowflake and Panoply features

Platform Features
Data storage

Cloud-based collection and retention of data.

Yes. Data stored in cloud.

Pipelines that sync data between a source and a destination.

No. Requires third-party tools.
Data Transformation

Automated structuring, cleaning, and standardization of raw data.

No. Requires third-party tools.
SQL Workbench

A tool that enables you to create SQL queries to analyze data.

Technical Skill Required

How complicated the tool is to use.


How much and what types of support are provided.

Provides email support
Industry leading chat & live support
Data Governance

Features that ensure data control and consistency.

Security (HIPAA, SOC-2, GDPR)

Protocols that ensure data safety and adherence to industry standards; includes SOC 2, HIPAA, and GDPR.

Includes HIPAA, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II
HIPAA, SOC-2 & GDPR compliant
Compatible with BI tools

Built-in integrations with top business intelligence tools.

Compatible with ETL tools

Built-in integrations with top ETL tools.

Compatible with IPaaS

Built-in integrations with cloud-based platforms that connect applications, systems, and technologies.

Trial Availability

Ability to try the product prior to purchasing.

30-Day Free Trial with $400 of free usage
Free 21-Day Proof of Value

Data Source Connectors

Snowflake Connectors

Snowflake does not have built-in data integrations and relies on third party tools to ingest data. Navigating this extra barrier may be cumbersome and expensive, especially for users pulling in marketing and analytics data.

Panoply Connectors

Panoply provides built-in ETL integrations with dozens of data sources, including popular cloud APIs, databases, CRMs, advertising platforms, and file storage systems. Users can also pipe data in through partners like Stitch or Fivetran or pull in data via an S3 bucket. Once data is synced, users can query it via Panoply’s workbench or connect their favorite BI tool.

Pricing Structure

Snowflake Pricing

Snowflake’s pricing is based on data consumption per second, so you only pay for the compute and storage you use. This pricing structure works well for experienced users who know their average data consumption but may hold unpleasant surprises for new users.

Panoply Pricing

Panoply offers both monthly and annual plans starting as low as $299 per month. Its pricing model is simple and transparent, based on how many query bytes users need.  There are no extra fees for adding users or the number data connectors used so cost is more predictable than with pay-by-the-hour or pay-by-the-row models.

Get Started

Get started with Panoply by beginning a free trial. Try all of Panoply’s features free for 21 days, no credit card required or strings attached. Or to learn more about Panoply, request a custom demo.

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Set up a data warehouse & connect your data in minutes.

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