Snowflake is a cloud-based data platform that enables data storage, processing, and analytic solutions.
Space and Time is, essentially, the decentralized version of Snowflake. Snowflake is a robust data platform that runs completely on cloud infrastructure. All components of the service run in public cloud infrastructures, and data is stored in cloud storage. In contrast, SxT is a Web3-native, trustless, cryptographically guaranteed decentralized data warehouse with comparable scalability to the Snowflake cloud solution. Though Snowflake revolutionized big data processing, analytics, and storage, it remains, at its core, a centralized model, and is therefore not appropriate for many Web3 projects.
SxT is a decentralized, drag-and-drop replacement for Snowflake, empowering a similar scale of data warehousing for the trustless future, and enabling easy joins of on and off-chain data, the generation of cryptographic guarantees, and seamless smart contract integration.
|At its core...||Snowflake||Space and Time|
|...what is it?||Cloud data warehouse||Decentralized data warehouse|
|...what does it do?||Enterprise-scale data warehousing||Fast access to full on-chain and custom off-chain data (or joined hybrid) via API or SQL|
|...who operates?||Centralized Snowflake operations on AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure||Independent node operators on AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, on-premise|
|who would use?||Traditional enterprises||dapp developers, smart contracts needing complex joins of on/off chain data, analysts for decision support, other visualization tools|
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