In Snowflake, CTE stands for Common Table Expression. It is similar to a derived table or subquery in SQL, but it allows you to define the result set using a more readable and structured syntax.
CTEs are often used to simplify complex queries, break them down into smaller, more manageable parts, and improve code readability. Snowflake offers support for CTEs and includes optimizations designed to improve their performance further.
Here's an example of how you might use a CTE in a Snowflake query: