Snowpipe is a mechanism provided by Snowflake to load high frequency or streaming data. Snowpipe provides us with the capability to load the data as soon as it becomes available in a defined stage. Therefore, achieving a near real-time or micro-batch load of data.
Use cases of steaming or near real-time data may be transactions arriving from core banking systems or event generated by IoT devices.
Snowpipe uses serverless architecture, so when you define a new Snowpipe it will not use our virtual warehouse resource. But, it will use its own resources, scaling up and down will be managed by Snowflake itself.
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In this blog, we till discuss loading streaming data into Snowflake table using Snowpipe. But before that, if you haven't read the previous part of this blog i.