Octopai announces support of Snowflake

Feb. 22, 2021
Octopai's BI intelligence platform provides coverage of Snowflake, promising full lineage across the BI landscape.

Octopai announced its support and analysis of cloud-based database Snowflake. This follows a recent announcement of its support of Microsoft Azure Data Factory. 

Octopai’s stated mission is to provide organizations the intelligence they need to view their entire BI & analytics landscapes, enabling them to gain easy access, control, and visibility to their data. 

Octopai’s BI intelligence platform enables BI groups to tackle these challenges head-on by centralizing all the information about the data (metadata) of all BI systems, even when it is from different vendors, into the Octopai platform to provide in-depth analysis, complete end-to-end data lineage, discovery and automated business glossary, according to Octopai.

“Octopai’s new support of Snowflake will be especially relevant for companies migrating to Snowflake from a legacy system since this process is expected to take up to two years to complete,” says Amnon Drori, CEO of Octopai. “With one foot in Snowflake and one foot in an on-prem/legacy system, it will be critical for companies to use our cross-platform automated solution in order to allow seamless transparency through these different technologies.”

Octopai’s BI intelligence platform promises cost savings to enterprises using Snowflake (which uses a “pay-per-second” pricing model), from the migration phase through to the day-to-day use. By getting the full picture of what and how different tables, columns etc. are being used, Octopai reduces the number of exploration queries over the Snowflake platform directly reducing the Snowflake expense, they claim.

Octopai’s support and analysis of Snowflake is unique because it promises:

● Detailed coverage with full visualization as part of the entire BI ecosystem including pipes and procedures.

● Full alignment of Octopai’s data flow lineage with the detailed Snowflake metadata repository. This includes any object defined in your Snowflake database.

● End-to-end lineage from the legacy/operational system to your report analysis, simplifying insight into and through Snowflake along with all other layers of your BI ecosystem.

● Parsing support for JSON and other semi-structured scripts, which is unique to Octopai