To enable geospatial analysis natively within the cloud, Carto launched its Spatial Extension for the cloud data platform, Snowflake. The extension brings the power of Spatial SQL to the growing community of Snowflake users. The Spatial Extension for Snowflake is distributed as a set of User Defined Functions that extends the capabilities of Snowflake for everything geo.
Many Carto users already leveraging Snowflake to power their data infrastructure. With full cloud native support for Snowflake they will benefit from increased performance, such as utilising parallelisation capabilities, as well as convenience and interoperability, like being able to integrate geospatial capabilities within their BI tools, ETLs, Low Code apps, etc.