Posted On: Jul 1, 2014

AWS is delighted to announce a free trial and reserved instance price reductions for Amazon Redshift, a fast, fully-managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse for as little as $1,000/TB/Year. You can now try Amazon Redshift's SSD node for free for two months. What's more, a number of Business Intelligence and Data Integration partners are offering free trials of their own to help you ingest and report on your data in Amazon Redshift. Amazon Redshift has also reduced three year Reserved Instance prices in Japan, Singapore, and Sydney by over 25%.

Two Month Free Trial
If you are new to Amazon Redshift, you may be eligible for 750 free hours per month for two months to try the dw2.large node - enough hours to continuously run one node with 160GB of compressed SSD storage. You can also build clusters with multiple dw2.large nodes to test larger data sets, which will consume your free hours more quickly. Please see the Amazon Redshift Free Trial Page for more details.

Price Reductions in Asia Pacific
You can now purchase a three year reserved dw1.8xlarge instance in Japan for $30,000 upfront and $1.326 per hour, down 28% from $30,400 upfront and $2.288 hourly. A three-year reserved dw1.8xlarge instance in Singapore and Sydney now costs $32,000 upfront and $1.462 per hour, down 26% from $32,000 upfront and $2.40 hourly. The dw1.xlarge instance price has also decreased and continues to be one eighth the cost of dw1.8xlarge. Please see the Amazon Redshift Pricing Page for more details.

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