According to Snowflake, its expansion to London region was accelerated to support the analytical capabilities of the Health and Social Care Partnership in Greater Manchester, providing a scalable data platform that enables the generation of rapid data insights which are expected to help organizations in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Snowflake is a valuable addition to the suite of digital technologies that comprise the Greater Manchester Digital Platform. Snowflake will provide a powerful mechanism for generating quick data insights and driving decision-making that ultimately supports the health and wellbeing of our citizens,” said Matt Hennessey, Chief Intelligence and Analytics Officer for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
The availability of Snowflake on Google Cloud targets Greater Manchester Digital Platform which was announced in February, where its councils plan to use health data more effectively to enhance care, improve services and save more lives. Snowflake further stated that it health and social care tools have a single-integrated platform for supporting new research and producing reporting dashboards, while adhering to national personal data security requirements.
“In times of uncertainty, reliable data and rapid insights provide immense value for helping organizations respond and move forward. Snowflake’s availability on Google Cloud in London enables customers in the UK to fully leverage the benefits of both platforms for supporting their business and customers during this time,” said Christian Kleinerman, SVP of Product Management at Snowflake.
The London expansion follows Snowflake’s general availability on Google Cloud in the US and Netherlands earlier this year, which the company states reflects a continued rise in customer demand from organizations having a Google Cloud or multi-cloud strategy.
Last month, Snowflake also announced the general availability of its platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the AWS Asia Pacific Region, specifically in Mumbai.