Snowflake is partnering with Mistral AI to enhance language models for businesses through Snowflake Cortex.

Snowflake, the leading Data Cloud company, has partnered with Mistral AI, one of the top European providers of artificial intelligence solutions, to offer Snowflake customers in the Data Cloud direct access to Mistral AI’s most powerful language models. This global agreement, which also includes a parallel investment in Mistral AI’s Series A by Snowflake Ventures, aims to equip companies with the tools necessary to leverage large language models (LLMs) to the fullest while maintaining the security, privacy, and governance of their data.

Thanks to the new partnership with Mistral AI, Snowflake customers can access Mistral’s latest and most powerful LLM model, Mistral Large, considered one of the highest-performing models worldwide. Mistral Large stands out for its unique reasoning capabilities, competence in code and mathematics, and fluency in five languages, maintaining Mistral AI’s commitment to the cultural and linguistic specificity of generative AI technology.

Moreover, Snowflake customers will also have access to Mixtral 8x7B, Mistral AI’s open-source model that surpasses OpenAI’s GPT3.5 in speed and quality, as well as Mistral 7B, Mistral AI’s foundational model optimized for low latency, reduced memory requirements, and high processing capacity. Mistral AI’s models are already available to customers in public preview as part of Snowflake Cortex, Snowflake’s fully managed LLM and vector search service that enables organizations to accelerate analysis and build AI applications securely with their enterprise data.

“By partnering with Mistral AI, Snowflake is putting one of the most powerful LLMs in the market directly into the hands of our customers, enabling each user to build AI-powered applications with simplicity and scale,” said Sridhar Ramaswamy, CEO of Snowflake. “With Snowflake as the foundation of trusted data, we are transforming how businesses harness the power of LLMs through Snowflake Cortex, allowing them to address new AI use cases cost-effectively within the security and privacy boundaries of the Data Cloud.”

“The alignments of Snowflake in security, privacy, and governance align with Mistral AI’s ambition to make frontier AI accessible to all and accessible everywhere. With our models available on the Snowflake Data Cloud, we can further democratize AI so that users can create more sophisticated AI applications that generate value on a global scale,” stated Arthur Mensch, CEO and co-founder of Mistral AI.

This agreement reinforces Snowflake’s commitment to innovation in AI not only for its customers and the Data Cloud ecosystem but for the technology community at large. Snowflake recently joined the AI Alliance, an international community dedicated to promoting open, secure, and responsible AI, to comprehensively address the challenges and opportunities presented by generative AI and democratize its benefits.

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