What is a .snappy.parquet File

Snappy Parquet

snappy.parquet files are just regular Parquet files with snappy compression

Snappy is the default compression codec for Parquet files. It provides a good trade-off between CPU usage and compression performance for big workloads.

Not all snappy-compressed parquet files have a .snappy.parquet extension. Many regular .parquet files use snappy compression as well.

How to read a snappy.parquet file

Snappy parquet files can be read just like regular .parquet files. You can use the Parquet Viewer to view and filter a .snappy.parquet file if you like.