Snowflake unveils Polaris, a vendor-neutral open catalog implementation for Apache Iceberg

June 3, 2024

Today, Snowflake kicked off its annual data cloud summit with the launch of Polaris Catalog, a new, open data catalog implementation for indexing and organizing data conforming to the Apache Iceberg table format. 

Available in both self and Snowflake-hosted options, the catalog will be open-sourced over the next 90 days and interoperate with other query engines enterprises would like to use to drive value from their data assets.


”Customers want thriving open ecosystems and to own their storage, data and metadata. They don’t want to be locked in. We’re committed to supporting open standards, such as Apache Iceberg and the open catalogs Project Nessie and Polaris Catalog. These open technologies will provide the ecosystem interoperability and choice that customers deserve,” Tomer Shiran, founder of Dremio, said in a statement.

Read the full article, via VentureBeat.

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