What’s new in Snowflake

  • Duration: 1 day 
  • Theory / hands-on : 60% theory, 40% hands-on labs
  • Prerequisites: Foundational Snowflake Data Cloud experience

Training overview

This corporate training module is designed for data professionals who wish to learn about the latest functionality releases to the Snowflake Data Cloud. The module is a combination of theory and hands-on-labs, and can be tailored to align with an organizations areas of focus and training requirements.

Attending this training will ensure that participants will enhance their technical expertise regarding the latest in Snowflake functionality releases which will complement their current Snowflake data cloud expertise.

Attendees will be equipped with the awareness and hands-on expertise of new functionality and configuration options in line with Snowflake Data Cloud and industry best practice with confidence

Your team will learn

The following is an example of a recent syllabus which I delivered, tailored to one of my client’s specific needs, covering how-to’s, tips, and tricks:

  • Snowflake IDEs – Snowsight & the Snowflake extension for Visual Studio Code
  • Alerts & Notifications
  • Budgets
  • Schema Evolution
  • Staged files – Additional metadata columns
  • Query Acceleration Service
  • Query Hash
  • Dynamic tables
  • Iceberg tables
  • Hybrid tables

Geared towards

  • Data Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • Data Integration Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Data Governance Architects and Engineers

 © Dan Galavan 2024

About the instructor

Uniquely, Dan Galavan possesses a wide berth of Snowflake, educational, and data industry expertise, having advised clients and led the delivery of data solutions in both the private and public sector for the last 25 years. 

Data Architecture Industry expertise

Over the course of his data solution design and delivery career, across a variety of industries, Dan has worked on over 200 projects.  This spans areas such as Data Modeling, Master Data Management, Data Warehousing, Data Migration, Data Interoperability, and Data Strategy.

Snowflake training expertise

Dan has delivered and led the delivery of Snowflake Data Cloud solutions in a variety of industries such as Healthcare and Financial Services. He has been awarded the Snowflake Data Superhero Program credential for community contributions for the last 5 years. Dan is a regular speaker on the Snowflake Data Cloud circuit, having delivered presentations and hands-on labs at a variety of conferences and events, such as the official Snowflake Ireland launch, the World Wide Data Vault Consortium, The Knowledge Gap, the 2023 Snowflake World Summit, and the 2024 World Data Innovation Summit.  

Academic expertise

In addition to consultancy, Dan has also worked as an Associate Faculty Lecturer in Data Management at the National College of Ireland. He has also delivered Snowflake Data Cloud lectures at third level educational institutions such as the Technical University Dublin, Ireland, and Rotterdam University, The Netherlands. Dan was one of the first people in Europe to deliver the Zero to Snowflake in 90 Minutes Hands-On Lab.

“We organized a two-week technology summit for a US-based government agency. We needed the top speakers from each discipline and therefore chose Dan Galavan as our speaker on Snowflake. He impressed the agency with his in-depth knowledge of Snowflake and broader knowledge of databases in general. His clear and precise way of explaining concepts was very much appreciated by the group.”
Steve Hoberman

Director, Technics Publications, Arizona, U.S.A.

“Dan Galavan’s training session on the latest updates in Snowflake Data Cloud technology was a resounding success. As an IT academy, we deeply appreciate Dan’s flexible approach, always prioritizing customer satisfaction. His willingness to adapt to the unique needs of our clientele ensures that every training session is tailored to maximize learning outcomes. Dan’s commitment to excellence and customer-centric approach makes him a standout trainer in the field. We eagerly anticipate future collaborations with him to continue delivering exceptional educational experiences.”
Bart Marciniak

Head Of Sales, infoShare Academy sp. z o.o.

“Dan demonstrated a seamless delivery of a consolidated training agenda covering SQL, data modeling, and data warehousing on the Snowflake Data Cloud. Dan delivered the training to a diverse group of microfinance professionals from different markets in the MENA region in which the Vitas microfinance group operates. The trainees showed commitment, enthusiasm and engagement throughout the 5 day training and took away extensive hands-on experience with the Snowflake Data Cloud, thanks to Dan’s smooth, clear and structured delivery and most of all to his in depth knowledge and passion for the material topped with a calm, professional and positive attitude.”

Rola El Amine

Digital Business Manager, Vitas Group.