Inquidia Consulting Releases Pentaho Data Integration Component For Snowflake Computing’s Revolutionary Data Warehouse and Analytic Engine for Big Data

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Inquidia’s new data integration component streamlines deployment of Snowflake’s unique cloud data warehouse and analytic engine with Pentaho’s visual data integration platform.

Our customers want simpler, streamlined and scalable operation of their Big Data, and Inquidia’s plugin for Pentaho in Snowflake’s platform does just that.

Inquidia Consulting today announced the release of a new software component that allows developers of big data architectures to easily integrate new data sources into Snowflake’s cloud-native data warehouse and analytic engine. Snowflake Computing’s Elastic Data Warehouse is simple and easy to deploy for incredibly fast, scalable, and highly concurrent analytic applications.

The component, designed for users of Pentaho Data Integration, can be plugged into new or existing Pentaho Data Integration deployments. The plug-in includes both a Snowflake warehouse manager and a Snowflake bulk loader component. The warehouse manager can create, drop, resume, suspend, and resize warehouses during processinga. The Snowflake bulk loader takes advantage of Snowflake's parallelism to load structured CSV type data and unstructured JSON data into Snowflake faster than previously possible.

“At Inquidia, we have always focused on delivering resilient, sustainable analytic environments for our customers,“ said Chris Deptula, senior architect for the Inquidia Labs project. “Inquidia sees Snowflake’s unparalleled data warehouse and analytic database technology at the forefront of the cloud analytics revolution. Our customers want simpler, streamlined and scalable operation of their Big Data, and Inquidia’s plugin for Pentaho in Snowflake’s platform does just that.”

The new component was built from the ground up, taking advantage of Snowflake’s native processing of diverse, structured and semi-structured data, massive parallelism, instant scalability, non-disruptive data loading, support for metadata injection, and more. The component also adds Snowflake as a native connection type in Pentaho.

“Integration of varied data sources into a comprehensive analytics view is the lifeblood of today’s analytics teams,” said Walter Aldana, Snowflake Computing’s alliance executive.”Inquidia and Snowflake share the same goal of providing simple, powerful, dynamic, and cost-effective data warehouse and analytics infrastructures to data consumers everywhere. Inquidia’s plugin for Pentaho extends the ease-of-use of the Snowflake Computing’s Elastic Data Warehouse platform to companies that want to make data available to those who need it most.”

Customers will be able to install the plugin for Snowflake operation, and take advantage of the breadth of Pentaho’s world-class data integration platform. Through Pentaho Data Integration (PDI), developers and analysts will be able to prepare and blend data to drive actionable insights. Pentaho’s visual tools eliminate coding and complexity, allowing simplified data blending at the fingertips of business and IT users.

“Pentaho is a leading data integration and business analytics company that helps organizations harness value from all of their data, no matter how complex the environment,” said Chuck Yarbrough, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company. “We recognize the value of an extensible architecture to accomplish this and are pleased that Inquidia’s development of the Snowflake plugin extends the Pentaho platform, helping to deliver data to high-impact analytics environments everywhere.”

The plug-in is currently available on GitHub at, and is expected to be available in the Pentaho Marketplace in the coming weeks.

About Inquidia Consulting
Inquidia is an innovative professional services firm delivering full spectrum data engineering and analytics services that help our customers inquire, learn and take action with their data. We are passionate about data. Find out more at

About Snowflake
Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, has reinvented the data warehouse for the cloud and today’s data. The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse is built from the cloud up with a patent-pending new architecture that delivers the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud – at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake can be found online at

About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. For more information visit

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