What is Amazon Redshift?
Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse solution that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. You can start small for just $0.25 per hour with no commitments or upfront costs and scale to a petabyte or more for $1,000 per terabyte per year, less than a tenth of most other data warehousing solutions.
Benefits and Insights
Why use Amazon Redshift?
Key differentiators & advantages of Amazon Redshift
- Amazon Redshift delivers fast query performance by using columnar storage technology to improve I/O efficiency and parallelizing queries across multiple nodes. Redshift uses standard PostgreSQL JDBC and ODBC drivers, allowing you to use a wide range of familiar SQL clients. Data load speed scales linearly with cluster size, with integrations to Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Amazon Kinesis or any SSH-enabled host.
- We've automated most of the common administrative tasks associated with provisioning, configuring and monitoring a data warehouse. Backups to Amazon S3 are continuous, incremental and automatic. Restores are fast; you can start querying in minutes while your data is spooled down in the background. Enabling disaster recovery across regions takes just a few clicks.
- Security is built-in. You can encrypt data at rest and in transit using hardware-accelerated AES-256 and SSL, isolate your clusters using Amazon VPC and even manage your keys using hardware security modules (HSMs). All API calls, connection attempts, queries and changes to the cluster are logged and auditable.
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