Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, today announced that it has officially launched in the Philippines as the company focuses on expanding its customer base in Southeast Asia. Globe Telecom (Globe), a leading technology and digital solutions provider in the Philippines, has leveraged Snowflake as theData Cloud partner to raise data-driven decision-making through data democratization.
In order to be more responsive to the growing digital demands of Filipinos, Globe needed a more scalable, agile, cost-effective, and unified platform that would enhance data accessibility and empower employee collaboration. Speed in decision-making is essential to bringing timely solutions to its customers, as the Globe Group expands services beyond connectivity to life-enabling solutions in healthcare, education, entertainment, digital marketing, and e-commerce, among others.
Globe, through its Enterprise Data Office, has embarked on a data modernization program to leverage the power of the cloud for high performance, resiliency, and speed. Working closely with Snowflake’s Professional Services Team, Globe has already migrated its massive enterprise data warehouse from on-premises to Snowflake’s Data Cloud in 53 days.
Through Snowflake’s unified platform and user-friendly interface, Globe gained near-unlimited and highly scalable storage and compute power, as well as near real-time data insights. At the same time, Snowflake’s cloud-native platform facilitated Globe’s migration to a public cloud architecture enabling a 50 percent rise in annual cost savings.
“Data democratization is data at your fingertips— the ability to access, use, and explore data on your own. We want to make decision-making powered by data possible to as many job functions in the least possible time with the least dependency from others,” said Dan Natindim, Globe Vice President, Enterprise Data Office, Globe Telecom.
“While we’re happy with 68 percent of our ad-hoc reports being fulfilled via self-service, it is not enough. Users and executives always want to get deeper into data and have more questions. We now have user groups able to explore, wrangle, and analyze data directly in Snowflake, like never before to answer their own questions,” added Natindim.
“Snowflake has enabled Globe to break down data and technology silos and thrive in a data intensive and competitive environment by generating more insights, moving faster and delivering differentiated products to customers” said Sanjay Deshmukh, Senior Regional Vice President, Snowflake ASEAN and India.
Snowflake launches in the Philippines
Customers throughout Southeast Asia are increasingly turning to Snowflake’s platform that powers the Data Cloud — the global network where Snowflake customers, partners, and data providers can break down data silos and derive value from rapidly growing data sets in secure, governed, and compliant ways. Snowflake’s platform enables the Data Cloud: the near-unlimited scale and efficiency of a multi-cluster shared data architecture; the seamless interoperability of working with data across multiple public clouds as if they were one; baked-in security features that can’t be turned off; and modern data sharing, which allows virtually any number of organizations to share and receive live data with each other near- instantly and without having to move or copy data.
Sanjay Deshmukh added, “We are expanding our business across Southeast Asia to bring the power of the Snowflake Data Cloud to more organizations. Today we are thrilled to bring the ability to harness the power of the world’s data to the Philippines.”