Snowflake unveils general availability on Google Cloud in London



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The expansion follows Snowflake’s general availability on Google Cloud in the US and Netherlands earlier this year.

Cloud data platform Snowflake has announced general availability on Google Cloud in London, UK.

The company said that the expansion reflects a continued rise in customer demand from organisations with a Google Cloud or multi-cloud strategy.

Snowflake accelerated its London launch to empower organisations, such as the U.K.’s National Health Service with a data platform capable of generating data insights that can help organisations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matt Hennessey, Chief Intelligence and Analytics Officer for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said, “Snowflake is a valuable addition to the suite of digital technologies that comprise the Greater Manchester Digital Platform.

“Snowflake will provide a powerful mechanism for generating quick data insights and driving decision-making that ultimately supports the health and wellbeing of our citizens.”


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For Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, having a U.K. hosted cloud data platform was essential, due to the sensitive nature of their data, according to the company.

With Snowflake, a number of key health and social care organisations in Greater Manchester will now be able to access a multi-cloud data platform for data science and analytics that scales to support any number of users and is secure by design.

Greater Manchester will also leverage Snowflake on Google Cloud to help fulfil Greater Manchester Digital Platform’s mission to use data more effectively to enhance care, improve services and save lives.

Health and social care has a single-integrated platform for supporting new research and producing reporting dashboards while adhering to national personal data security requirements with Snowflake.

“In times of uncertainty, reliable data and rapid insights provide immense value for helping organisations respond and move forward,” said Christian Kleinerman, SVP of Product Management at Snowflake.

“Snowflake’s availability on Google Cloud in London enables customers in the UK to fully leverage the benefits of both platforms for supporting their business and customers during this time.”

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