Snowflake Architecture and SQL


Course Number: SQL-701

Duration: 4 days (26 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Snowflake Architecture and SQL Overview

In this private, online or onsite Snowflake Architecture and SQL training course, attendees learn SQL starting at the most basic level and going to the most advanced level, including working with date functions, non-structured data (JSON), advanced analytics, User Defined Functions (UDF), and Stored Procedures.  Students learn how to create Snowflake tables and views, performance tune Snowflake, and more. This class also prepares the learners for Snowflake Certification.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Big Data courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Understand the Snowflake architecture
  • Create and manage tables and objects
  • Utilize time travel and restoration features
  • Perform tuning expertise

Prerequisites

This class presumes that attendees have prior SQL SELECT experience and that at least the first two chapters will be review. 

Outline

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Snowflake Certification Fundamentals
  • Introduction
  • Snowflake Editions, Pricing, and Sizes
  • Five System Defined Snowflake Roles
  • Create a Snowflake Virtual Data Warehouse
  • Creating Roles
  • Scaling the Virtual Data Warehouse
  • Configuring a Warehouse
  • Snowflake Caching
  • Snowflake Clustering
  • Time Travel
  • Account Usage
  • Table Types
  • Creating a Transient Schema
  • Zero-Copy Cloning
  • Cloning a Temporary Table
  • Creating Temporary and Transient Tables
  • Fail Safe
  • Data Sharing
  • Creating a Reader Account
  • Viewing Managed Accounts
  • Creating a Task
  • Tasks Using CRON
  • Creating a Tree of Tasks
The Basics of SQL
  • Introduction
  • Setting Your Default DATABASE and SCHEMA
  • SELECT in a Table
  • Sort the Data
  • Major Sort vs. Minor Sort
  • Using Valued CASE and Searched CASE Statements to Sort Logically
  • Order By Decode
  • How to ALIAS a Column Name
  • Comments for Multi-Lines
The WHERE Clause
  • AND in the WHERE Clause
  • OR in the WHERE Clause
  • Troubleshooting Character Data
  • Using Different Columns in an AND Statement
  • What is the Order of Precedence?
  • IN List vs. OR
  • Using a NOT IN List
  • The BETWEEN Statement
  • The Like Command Wildcards 
Distinct, Group By, Top, and Pivot
  • The Distinct Command
  • DISTINCT vs. GROUP BY
  • Top Command
  • The FETCH Clause
  • Sample and Tablesample
  • TOP vs. SAMPLE
  • The Pivot Command
Aggregation
  • There are Five Aggregates
  • Casting a Data Type
  • GROUP BY
Join Functions
Date Functions
Analytic Functions
Temporary Tables
  • The Three Components of a Derived Table
  • WITH RECURSIVE Derived
  • Creating a Temporary Table
Sub-query Functions
  • The IN List
  • The Subquery
  • The Basics of a Correlated Subquery
  • Using a Correlated Exists
Strings
  • UPPER and lower Functions
  • Concat and Concat WS for Concatenation
  • The SUBSTR and SUBSTRING Commands
  • The REPLACE Function
  • REGEXP Example for Whitespace Character
  • SOUNDEX Function to Find a Sound
  • The REVERSE String Function
  • The RIGHT Function
  • The LEFT and RIGHT Functions
  • The ASCII Function
Interrogating the Data
  • Numeric Manipulation Functions
  • The COALESCE Command
  • Valued Case vs. Searched Case
  • The DECODE Command
View Functions
  • The Fundamentals of Views
  • Basic Rules for Views
  • How to Modify a View
Set Operators
  • Rules of Set Operators
  • UNION vs. UNION ALL
Table Create and Data Types
  • Snowflake Data Types
  • Finding Constraints
  • The Basics of Creating a Table
  • Snowflake Clustering
Data Manipulation Language (DML)
  • INSERT Syntax
  • INSERT/SELECT
  • UPDATE
  • MERGE
  • Deleting Rows in a Table
User Defined Functions (UDF)
  • User Defined Functions
  • Creating Functions
  • Joining Functions
  • JavaScript UDF 
  • DDL and DML Operations are Not Supported in Functions
  • Information Schema Functions
Stored Procedures
  • Stored Procedure Syntax
  • Inserting, Updating, and Deleting a Row in a Table
  • DDL that Applies to Stored Procedures
  • Procedure Definitions
  • Stored Procedures
  • Using a WHILE Loop
  • Stored Procedures Privileges
  • Information Schema for a Database and a Schema
Statistical Aggregate Functions
Systems Functions
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Snowflake training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

All attendees will need access to a Snowflake SQL environment with Accelebrate’s sample data loaded.



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