Posted On: Apr 22, 2014

We are delighted to announce three new features for Amazon Redshift that enable increased concurrency, simpler data loading from Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) and expanded SSL cipher suite support. These new features will be released to all new and existing Amazon Redshift customers over the coming week. Please share your thoughts on these and any additional features you'd like to see in our forum. We really appreciate customer feedback and use it to help us prioritize upcoming features.

Customers can now execute up to 50 queries concurrently, load data in parallel directly from Amazon Elastic MapReduce clusters with the COPY command, and use the ECDHE-RSA & ECDHE-ECDCSA cipher suites for SSL connections. For more details on this week's features and updates, please read the feature announcement in the Amazon Redshift forum.

Over the past two months, we have also added numerous new features to enhance data loading and querying flexibility, including the ability to load directly from JSON files using the COPY command, specify the maximum cursor result size and use regular expressions when writing SQL queries.

Amazon Redshift is a fast, easy-to-use, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud that enables customers to 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.

To get started with the service, please visit our detail page. To learn more about recently released features, please visit the Developer Guide and the Management Guide document history. To receive alerts when new features are announced, please subscribe to the feature announcements thread in the Amazon Redshift forum.