Dropbox to Snowflake – Made Easy

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Posted On: 31 May, 2021

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DropBox provides a secure storage and sharing platform that multiple users can access and collaborate on from anywhere and whenever they want to. Chances are you might want to move this data to a robust data warehouse like Snowflake where you can analyze it along with the data from other sources or want to have a powerful backup for future analysis. Replicate your Dropbox data to Snowflake to get a broader picture of your data and start generating insights that help your eCommerce business succeed.

In this article, we will help you explore the basic functionality of Dropbox and Snowflake and the importance of establishing Dropbox Snowflake integration for a business. Also, we will help you with two approaches to integrate Dropbox to Snowflake as well as the advantages and disadvantages of both processes.

Why integrate Dropbox into Snowflake?

DropBox provides a secure storage and sharing platform that users can access and collaborate on. Integrating your Dropbox data into Snowflake ensures no data loss at any point and helps you build a single source of truth for your teams to access. Once you have moved your data to Snowflake, you can make DropBox data even more efficient and powerful by integrating it with any CRM, sales, and marketing tools to ensure an automated & smooth transition of business analytics. 

Dropbox Overview

Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. It is a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork, so you can focus on the things that matter.  While Dropbox is mainly online storage that keeps files in sync between your personal devices and the cloud. It offers a broad array of features beyond that basic functionality.  Dropbox even includes some collaboration tools such as Dropbox Spaces, which lets teams work together on documents, share notes, and edit in real-time.

Snowflake Overview

Snowflake is a modern, fully-managed cloud data warehouse built on top of the Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure and is available as a true SaaS offering. There is no hardware or software for you to select, install, configure, or manage with Snowflake. It uses a new SQL database engine with unique architecture designed for the cloud. Snowflake offers far better performance, scalability, resiliency, and workload concurrency than any other cloud-based data warehouse in the market. It is capable of solving problems unlike legacy and on-premise data platforms.

How to replicate Dropbox to Snowflake?

Here’s an overview of the two approaches you can use to replicate Dropbox data to Snowflake. This will allow you to evaluate the pros and cons of both and choose the one that best suits your requirement.

Build your own data pipeline

This process needs a lot of experience and consumes a lot of time and manpower. The chances of errors are more due to multiple integrated steps to be executed one after the other. You need to extract data using Dropbox APIs & then connect it properly with the Snowflake data warehouse. This whole process to build a custom data pipeline requires regular intervention that makes it cumbersome. 

Use Daton to integrate Dropbox and Snowflake

Integrating Dropbox and Snowflake with Daton is the fastest & easiest way to save your time and efforts. Leveraging a cloud data pipeline like Daton significantly simplifies and accelerates the time it takes to build automated reporting. 

Configuring data replication on Daton only takes a few minutes and a few clicks. Your analysts do not have to write any code or manage any infrastructure, yet you can get access to Dropbox data in a few hours. 

Daton’s simple and easy-to-use interface allows analysts and developers to use UI elements to configure data replication from Dropbox data into Snowflake.  

Daton takes care of: 

  • Authentication 
  • Rate limits
  • Sampling
  • Historical data load
  • Incremental data load
  • Table creation, deletion, and reloads
  • Refreshing access tokens
  • Notifications 

and many more important functions that are required to enable analysts to focus on analysis rather than worrying about the data that is delivered for analysis. 

Steps to integrate Dropbox with Daton


  • Sign in to Daton  
  • Select Dropbox from the integrations page 
  • Provide Integration Name, Replication Frequency, and History. Integration name would be used in creating tables for the integration and cannot be changed later  
  • You will be redirected to Dropbox log in for authorizing Daton to extract data periodically 
  • Post successful authentication, you will be prompted to choose from the list of available Dropbox accounts 
  • Select required tables from the available list of tables 
  • Then select all required fields for each table 
  • Submit the integration 

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Here are more reasons to explore Daton for Dropbox to Snowflake Integration

  • Faster integration – Dropbox to Snowflake is one of the integrations Daton can handle very conveniently and seamlessly. By following few steps you can easily connect Dropbox to Snowflake.  
  • Low Effort & Zero Maintenance – Daton automatically takes care of all the data replication processes and infrastructure once you sign up for a Daton account and configure the data sources. No need to manage infrastructure or write manual code.
  • Data consistency guarantee and an incredibly friendly customer support team ensure you can leave the data engineering to Daton and focus on analysis and insights! 
  • Enterprise-grade data pipeline at an unbeatable price to help every business become data-driven. Get started with a single integration today for just $10 and scale up as your data needs grow. 
  • Robust Scheduling Options: This allows you to schedule jobs based on their requirements using a simple configuration step. 
  • Support for all major cloud data warehouses including Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, PostgreSQL, and more. 
  • Flexible loading options allow to you optimize data loading behavior to maximize storage utilization and ease of querying. 
  • Enterprise-grade encryption gives your peace of mind 
  • Support for 100+ data sources – In addition to Dropbox, Daton can extract data from a varied range of sources such as Sales and Marketing applications, Databases, Analytics platforms, Payment platforms, and much more. 

Daton will help you take the analysis further and ensure that you have accurate and latest data in your warehouse in a simple, effective, and consistent manner.

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