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Update Qlik Sense native Snowflake connector to latest driver

msteedle
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

Update Qlik Sense native Snowflake connector to latest driver

Currently, the performance of the native Snowflake connector in Qlik Sense is several times worse than using ODBC and getting the latest driver from Snowflake. Please update the native connector.

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P-O_Davidson
Employee
Employee

Hi,

Thank you for your passion in the submission of this idea - and apologies for a delayed reply.

The Snowflake connector in SaaS is is“continuously” updated with the latest available version, currently it uses a driver based on Snowflake ODBC 2.22.2, which is from Nov 2020. A next update is targeted within the next few months, and it will be based on Snowflake ODBC driver v2.23.0, including further improvements accessing the Arrow format.

Unfortunately, the driver in the standalone and client-managed versions (on Windows) more easily gets behind, as they have longer release cycles. The Snowflake driver currently included in the ODBC Connectors package for Windows is based on Snowflake ODBC 2.20.2.

We are doing our best to keep up with the speed of improvements in all types of data sources, but surely we are failing sometimes. Though, at this time I'm closing this idea as "already available".

BR,
P-O Davidson

Status changed to: Closed - Already Available