Snowflake Plugin Setup#

This guide gives an overview of how to set up Snowflake in your Flyte deployment.

  1. Add Flyte chart repo to Helm

helm repo add flyteorg
  1. Setup the cluster

  • Start the sandbox cluster

    flytectl sandbox start
  • Generate Flytectl sandbox config

    flytectl config init
  • Make sure you have up and running flyte cluster in AWS / GCP

  • Make sure you have correct kubeconfig and selected the correct kubernetes context

  • make sure you have the correct flytectl config at ~/.flyte/config.yaml

  1. Create a file named values-override.yaml and add the following config to it:

    # -- Tasks specific configuration [structure](
      # -- Plugins configuration, [structure](
        # -- [Enabled Plugins]( Enable sagemaker*, athena if you install the backend
        # plugins
          - container
          - sidecar
          - k8s-array
          - snowflake
          container: container
          sidecar: sidecar
          container_array: k8s-array
          snowflake: snowflake
  1. Create a trial Snowflake account and follow the docs for creating an API key.

  2. Add snowflake JWT token to FlytePropeller.


Refer to the Snowflake docs to understand setting up the Snowflake JWT token.

kubectl edit secret -n flyte flyte-secret-auth

The configuration will look as follows:

apiVersion: v1
  client_secret: Zm9vYmFy
kind: Secret
  annotations: flyte flyte

Replace <JWT_TOKEN> with your JWT token.

  1. Upgrade the Flyte Helm release.

helm upgrade -n flyte -f -f values-override.yaml flyteorg/flyte-core
  1. Register the Snowflake plugin example.

flytectl register files --archive -p flytesnacks -d development
  1. Launch an execution

  • Navigate to Flyte Console’s UI (e.g. sandbox) and find the workflow.

  • Click on Launch to open up the launch form.

  • Submit the form.

  • Retrieve an execution form in the form of a yaml file:

    flytectl get launchplan --config ~/.flyte/flytectl.yaml --project flytesnacks --domain development snowflake.workflows.example.snowflake_wf  --latest --execFile exec_spec.yaml --config ~/.flyte/flytectl.yaml
  • Launch! 🚀

    flytectl --config ~/.flyte/flytectl.yaml create execution -p <project> -d <domain> --execFile ~/exec_spec.yaml